The song of the day for Friday, April 22, 2016 is “My Old Flame.”
About This Song
“My Old Flame” was written by Arthur Johnston (music) and Sam Coslow (lyrics) for the movie Belle of the Nineties, which starred Mae West. Mae West was an ardent Duke Ellington fan and insisted that he and his orchestra be hired to do the film and accompany her when she sang it.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “My Old Flame” in 1996 for his tribute album to Billie Holiday: Tony Bennett On Holiday. It was arranged by Jorge Calandrelli.
“My Old Flame,” as well as Tony Bennett On Holiday, is available from iTunes.