The song of the day for Wednesday, November 24, 2021, is “That Ole Devil Called Love.”
About This Song
“That Ole Devil Called Love” was written in 1945 by Doris Fisher and Allan Roberts. Composer Fisher, daughter of songwriter Fred Fisher, was so popular in the 1940s that she was called “Queen of the Jukebox.” She often wrote with Allan Roberts. She was also a talented singer and performer. Her other songs include “You Always Hurt The One You Love.”
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “That Ole Devil Called Love” in 1996 for his album Tony Bennett On Holiday, arranged by Jorge Calandrelli. Bobby Tucker, formerly a pianist for Billie Holiday, served as musical consultant for the album.
“That Ole Devil Called Love,” as well as Tony Bennett On Holiday is available on Apple Music.
Billie Holiday recorded “That Ole Devil Called Love” in 1945 for Decca Records. Here’s that recording: