The song of the day for Monday, October 5, 2020, is “I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart.”
About This Song
“I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart” was written in 1938 by Duke Ellington; the lyrics were written by Irving Mills, Henry Nemo, and John Redmond. It was a major hit for Ellington, reaching #1 on the charts. In addition to his own recording that year, other recordings by Benny Goodman and Mildred Bailey were made that year and were extremely popular as well. In 1952 Ellington named this song as one of his eleven favorites.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart” in 1967 for his album Tony Makes It Happen! Marion Evans arranged the album and conducted as well. Like all of the work Evans did for Bennett, the arrangement is just great.
“I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart,” as well as Tony Makes It Happen!, is available from Apple Music.