Mildred Bailey: Heather on the Hill
Heather on the Hill
Julian Work Orchestra
The Chronological Mildred Bailey 1945-1947 (Classics 1337)
Mildred Bailey (vocals).
Composed by Alan Jay Lerner & Frederick Loewe.
Recorded: New York, 1947
Rating: 92/100 (learn more)
Lerner & Loewe's Brigadoon opened on Broadway in 1947. This song from the show must have captured Mildred Bailey's attention, though recording details are sketchy. Like Alec Wilder's "It's So Peaceful in the Country," "Heather on the Hill" is a love song to an imagined place, an oasis in a difficult world.
Reviewer: Sue Russell