The song of the day for Wednesday, September 21, 2016 is “Willow Weep For Me.”
About This Song
“Willow Weep For Me” was written by a Radcliffe student named Ann Ronell in 1932. She encountered some initial trouble in getting the song published, but once Irving Berlin decided to publish the song, it began to take off. The first recording was made by Ted Fio Rito, with vocals by Muzzy Marcellino. The song became a jazz standard and has been recorded by many fine jazz artists, including Art Tatum, Dinah Washington, Stan Kenton, Thelonius Monk, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Willow For Me” in 1996 for his tribute album to Billie Holiday: Tony Bennett On Holiday.
“Willow Weep For Me,” as well as Tony Bennett On Holiday, is available from iTunes.