That Old Feeling – Louis Armstrong & Oscar Peterson (with sheet music)
That Old Feeling – Louis Armstrong & Oscar Peterson “That Old Feeling” is a popular song about nostalgia written by Sammy Fain, with lyrics by Lew Brown. It was published in 1937. The song first appeared in the movie Walter Wanger’s Vogues of 1938, actually released in 1937. Sung there by Virginia Verrill, it was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1937 but lost out to “Sweet Leilani”.
The song was immediately a hit in a version recorded by Shep Fields and His Rippling Rhythm Orchestra, considered to have spent fourteen weeks on the charts in 1937, four at #1. (The charts did not actually exist in those days, but reconstructions of what they would have been give those statistics.) A version was also recorded by Jan Garber, which charted at #10) In 1952, it was included in the Susan Hayward movie, With a Song in My Heart where Jane Froman sang it in a dubbing for Hayward. Patti Page, as well as Frankie Laine and Buck Clayton, had hit versions of the song in 1955.
Frank Sinatra had a hit with the song in 1960 form the album Nice ‘n’ Easy.