The song of the day for Monday, January 4, 2021, is “These Foolish Things.”
About This Song
“These Foolish Things” was written in 1936 by Jack Strachey and Eric Maschwitz (credited as Holt Marvell due to a contract issue). “These Foolish Things” was not an immediate hit. In fact, Maschwitz’s 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.
About This Version
Tony Bennett his first recording of “These Foolish Things” in 1956 for the album Tony. Ray Conniff wrote the orchestration and conducted.
“These Foolish Things,” as well as Tony, is available from Apple Music.