The song of the day for Wednesday, July 22, 2020, is “Willow Weep For Me.”
About This Song
“Willow Weep For Me” was written in 1932 by a Radcliffe student named Ann Ronell. She encountered some initial trouble in getting the song published, but once Irving Berlin decided to publish the song, it began to take off. The first recording was made by Ted Fio Rito, with vocals by Muzzy Marcellino. The song became a jazz standard and has been recorded by many fine jazz artists, including Art Tatum, Dinah Washington, Stan Kenton, Thelonius Monk, Ella Fitzgerald, and Billie Holiday.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Willow Weep For Me” in 1996 for his 1997 album Tony Bennett On Holiday, an album in tribute to Billie Holiday.
“Willow Weep For Me,” as well as Tony Bennett On Holiday, is available from Apple Music.