The song of the day for Tuesday, January 21, 2020, is “These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You).”
About This Song
These “Foolish Things” was written in 1936 by Jack Strachey and Eric Maschwitz. The song was not an immediate hit; in fact, Maschwitz’ agent refused to publish the song and so Maschwitz himself did. There were several fine recordings in the 1930s, including one by Billie Holiday with the Teddy Wilson Orchestra and Benny Goodman. In the 1950s, the song became even more popular, with recordings by Artie Shaw, Nat King Cole, Art Pepper, and Johnny Hartman.”These Foolish Things” ranks #28 on jazzstandards.com and is still widely played and recorded.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “These Foolish Things” in 1996 for his tribute to Billie Holiday: Tony Bennett On Holiday. Jorge Calandrelli did the orchestration.
“These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You),” as well as Tony Bennett On Holiday, is available from iTunes.