Beautiful Love (1931 song)
|Songwriter(s)||Composer: Wayne King, Victor Young, Egbert Van Alstyne|
Lyricist: Haven Gillespie
"Beautiful Love" is a popular song composed by Wayne King, Victor Young and Egbert Van Alstyne with lyrics by Haven Gillespie. It was introduced by the Wayne King Orchestra in 1931. The song has been called the "second favourite number" of King, after the Orchestra's theme song "The Waltz You Saved for Me".
As a popular jazz standard, the song is included in the first volume of the Real Book as well as the New Real Book.
It appears as a love theme both in the 1932 film The Mummy (when it is played during the ball sequence where Helen is telepathically called to the museum), and in the film Hotel Continental, also 1932. The song is included in the film Sing a Jingle (1944) and it was also included in the 1989 film Crimes and Misdemeanors by Woody Allen.
- Bing Crosby recorded the song on July 24, 1944 with Victor Young and His Orchestra for Decca Records.
- Anita O'Day - for her album Anita (1956).
- Edna Savage (1959).
- New York alternative metal band Helmet included a cover version of the song on their 1994 album Betty.
- The song has been recorded by Sophie Milman on her album Take Love Easy in 2009.
- William Emmett Studwell and Mark Baldin: The Big Band Reader: Songs Favored by Swing Era Orchestras and Other Popular Ensembles. Haworth Press, 2000. ISBN 0-7890-0914-5. p. 211
- The Real Book, Volume I, sixth edition. Hal Leonard. ISBN 0-634-06038-4
- The New Real Book, Volume I. Sher Music Co. ISBN 0-9614701-4-3
- "Internet Movie Database". imdb.com. Retrieved September 9, 2017.
- Adam Harvey and Dick Hyman: The Soundtracks of Woody Allen. McFarland, 2007. ISBN 0-7864-2968-2. p. 45
- "A Bing Crosby Discography". BING magazine. International Club Crosby. Retrieved September 9, 2017.
- "Discogs.com". Discogs.com. Retrieved September 9, 2017.
- "45cat.com". 45cat.com. Retrieved September 9, 2017.
- Rivadavia, Ed. "Betty". Allmusic. Retrieved 29 July 2012.
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