The song of the day for Friday, November 27, 2020, is “Russian Lullaby.”
About This Song
Written in 1927, “Russian Lullaby,” Irving Berlin (born Isador Beilin) explores his childhood roots as an Eastern European/Belarusian Jewish immigrant. The song is like a folk melody and the lyrics are lovely. “Russian Lullaby” was first used in vaudeville and gained recognition with the recording by Roger Wolfe Kahn and His Orchestra. It has also been recorded by Bunny Berigan, Guy Lombardo, Bing Crosby, and Dinah Shore, among others.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Russian Lullaby” in 1987 for his album of songs written by Irving Berlin: Bennett/Berlin. Dizzy Gillespie and his trumpet are featured with a great solo.
“Russian Lullaby,” as well as Bennett/Berlin, is available from Apple Music.