The song of the day for Friday, July 23, 2021, 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, with lyrics by Irving Mills, Henry Nemo, and John Redmond. The song was a major hit for Duke 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 Tony Makes It Happen! The song was arranged and conducted by Marion Evans.
“I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart,” as well as Tony Makes It Happen! is available on Apple Music.