Song of the Day: Bing Crosby, “Be Careful, It’s My Heart”

Yesterday I missed the birthday of Irving Berlin, born Israel Bellin in Belarus in 1888, which would make him 133 years old (he died in 1989). Berlin is possibly the greatest American songwriter, contributing many songs to the Great American Songbook, including "Alexander’s Ragtime Band," "Over There," "Puttin’ On The Ritz," "God Bless America," and "White Christmas." He wrote the story and the music for many films in the ’30’s and ’40’s, such as 1942’s Holiday Inn, which starred Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, and Marjorie Reynolds. Here’s a song from that film, "Be Careful, It’s My Heart."

7 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Bing Crosby, “Be Careful, It’s My Heart”

  1. Berlin was a genius and he couldn’t read a note! I own this on DVD with extras like a documentary about these 2 with Astaire’s daughter talking about them. This was the song the bigwigs thought would be the big hit but it turned out to be White Christmas. The July 4th dance #, Astaire rehearsed so much that he lost over 20lbs.

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    1. Mine, too. I’d actually pay current theater prices to see a movie like that. None of this CGI or anything, just a very sweet story with some incredible music. Berlin was a genius.

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