The song of the day for Wednesday, October 25, 2023, is “Crazy Rhythm.”
About This Song
“Crazy Rhythm” was written Joseph Meyer, Roger Wolfe Kahn, and Irving Caesar for the 1929 musical Here’s Howe. It’s been a popular standard since it was written and has been heavily recorded, not just by jazz and popular artists, but by other genres including hillbilly. Significant recordings include those by Chet Atkins, Les Paul, Stan Getz, Bing Crosby, Bix Beiderbecke, and Whispering Jack Smith.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Crazy Rhythm” on June 27, 1957, for his album The Beat of My Heart, with an arrangement by Ralph Sharon. For this album, Bennett invited percussionists to play; this recording featured Chico Hamilton.
“Crazy Rhythm,” as well as The Beat of My Heart, is available on Apple Music.