The song of the day for Tuesday, April 21, 2015 is “That Ole Devil Called Love.”
About This Song
“That Ole Devil Called Love” was written in 1944 by Doris Fischer (music) and Allan Roberts (lyrics). Fisher, daughter of songwriter Fred Fisher, was so popular in the 1940s that she was called “Queen of the Jukebox” and 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
We continue our exploration of Tony Bennett On Holiday with “That Ole Devil Called Love,” the 12th song on the album. This song is a lot of fun and Mr. Bennett seems to be having a lot of fun, as does Ralph Sharon on piano. If you listen closely, you can hear Tony chuckle a bit.
“That Ole Devil Called Love,” as well as Tony Bennett On Holiday, is available from iTunes.
About Billie Holiday’s Version
Billie Holiday recorded “That Ole Devil Called Love” For Decca on November 8, 1944 with the Toots Camarata Orchestra. The recording (MX 72497-A) was released as a single on Decca 23391. The musicians were Dave Bowman (piano), Jack Cressy and Hymie Scherzer (alto sax), Larry Binyon and Dave Harris (tenor sax), Russ Case (trumpet), Haig Stephens (bass), Carl Kress (guitar), and George Wettling (drums). The names of the strings players are unknown.
“That Ole Devil Called Love,” as well as The Complete Decca Recordings, is available from iTunes.