The song of the day for Monday, April 4, 2022, is “That Ole Devil Called Love.”
About This Week
The great Billie Holiday was born on April 7, 1915, in Philadelphia, PA. We’ll be celebrating her music all week.
About This Song
“That Ole Devil Called Love” was written in 1945 by Doris Fisher, with lyrics by Allan Roberts. Composer Doris Fisher, daughter of songwriter Fred Fisher, was so popular in the 1940s that she was called “Queen of the Jukebox.” She often wrote with Allan Roberts. She was also a talented singer and performer. Other of her songs include “You Always Hurt The One You Love.”
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “That Ole Devil Called Love” in 1996 for his album dedicated to the singer Billie Holiday, Tony Bennett On Holiday.
“That Ole Devil Called Love,” as well as Tony Bennett On Holiday is available on Apple Music.
Here’s Holiday’s 1945 recording.