The song of the day for Tuesday, April 10, 2018 is “That Ole Devil Called Love.”
About This Song
“That Ole Devil Called Love” was written in 1945 by Doris Fisher with lyrics by 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. Other of her 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, which consisted of songs sung by Billie Holiday. Bobby Tucker, one of Holiday’s pianists, served as a consultant on this album. Tony Bennett On Holiday won the 1998 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance.
A visitor to our sister site, The Interactive Tony Bennett Discography, sent me a note that said as far as he was concerned, of all of singers who have recorded tributes to Billie Holiday, no one comes closer to the real Billie Holiday than Tony Bennett does on this album.
“That Ole Devil Called Love,” as well as Tony Bennett On Holiday, is available from iTunes.
Here’s Lady Day’s recording of “That Ole Devil Called Love.”