The song of the day for Sunday, August 8, 2021, is “I’m Comin’ Virginia.”
About This Song
“I’m Comin’ Virginia” was written in 1926 by Donald Heywood and Will Marion Cook. It’s been recorded by many of the great jazz performers: Bix Beiderbecke, Bunny Berigan, Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby with the Paul Whiteman Orchestra, and Ruby Braff. Alec Wilder in American Popular Song notes that it is “.. an unusual and a very good song.”
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “I’m Comin’ Virginia” in 1961 for the album My Heart Sings. It was arranged and conducted by Ralph Burns.
“I’m Comin’ Virginia,” as well as My Heart Sings is available on Apple Music.