The song of the day for Monday, December 17, 2018, is “Silver Bells.”
Today is the fourth day of The Twelve Days of a Tony Bennett Christmas.
About This Song
“Silver Bells” was written in 1950 by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans. Evans says that the song was originally called “Tinkle Bells.” That is until composer Jay Livingston told his wife about the new song and she reminded him that the word ‘tinkle’ had another meaning and so it was changed to “Silver Bells.” It was first recorded in 1950 by Bing Crosby and Carol Richards and was also used in the 1951 movie The Lemon Drop Kid with Bob Hope, who performed the song with Marilyn Maxwell.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Silver Bells” with The Count Basie Big Band for his 2008 album A Swingin’ Christmas. It was arranged by Lee Musiker.
Silver Bells, a song by Tony Bennett on Spotify
“Silver Bells,” as well as A Swingin’ Christmas, is available from iTunes.