The song of the day for Sunday, October 31, 2021, is “Russian Lullaby.”
About This Song
Irving Berlin wrote “Russian Lullaby” in 1927. With this song, Berlin (born Isador Beilin) explores his childhood roots as an Eastern European/Belarusian Jewish immigrant. The song is like a folk melody and the lyrics are lovely. “Russian Lullaby” was first used in vaudeville and gained recognition with the recording by Roger Wolfe Kahn and His Orchestra. It has also been recorded by Bunny Berigan, Guy Lombardo, Bing Crosby, and Dinah Shore, among others.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Russian Lullaby” in 1987 for his album Bennett/Berlin. Dizzy Gillespie is featured on trumpet.
“Russian Lullaby,” as well as Bennett/Berlin is available on Apple Music.