The song of the day for Thursday, February 28, 2019, is “Stella By Starlight.”
About This Song
“Stella by Starlight” was introduced in the 1944 film The Uninvited. The music was composed in 1944 by Victor Young; the lyrics were written in 1946 by Ned Washington. The song was recorded in 1947 by Harry James and Frank Sinatra; it has been frequently recorded ever since. It found its way as a jazz standard in the early 1950s, with recordings by Stan Getz, Bud Powell, and Stan Kenton. It ranks as the tenth most important jazz title at jazzstandards.com.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Stella By Starlight” for his 1961 album My Heart Sings. This song, as well as the entire album, was arranged by Ralph Burns, who seems to have had a strong feeling about Tony Bennett as a jazz singer, as we hear in today’s recording.
Stella By Starlight, a song by Tony Bennett on Spotify
“Stella By Starlight,” as well as My Heart Sings, is available from iTunes.