The song of the day for Thursday, May 20, 2021, is “Now It Can Be Told.”
About This Song
“Now It Can Be Told” was written by Irving Berlin for the 1938 film Alexander’s Ragtime Band, where it was introduced by Don Ameche and Alice Faye. It was nominated for an Academy Award for best song (it lost to “Thanks For the Memory”), though the score for the film won the Academy Award. In addition to Tony Bennett’s recording, it has been recorded by Bing Crosby, The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, The Ray Noble Orchestra with Frankie Laine, and Teddy Wilson.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Now It Can Be Told” in 1987 for his album Bennett/Berlin. Bennett arranged the song for this recording.
“Now It Can Be Told,” as well as Bennett/Berlin, is available from Apple Music.