The song of the day for Tuesday, September 19, 2017 is “Rules of the Road.”
About This Song
Today’s song, “The Rules of the Road,” was written in 1961 by Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh. In addition to several recordings by Tony Bennett, the song has also been recorded by Lena Horne, Shirley Horne, Nat King Cole and Rosemary Clooney.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded this version of “The Rules of the Road” in 1964 with The Ralph Sharon Trio for the album When Lights Are Low.
“The Rules of the Road,” as well as When Lights Are Low, is available from iTunes.
Tony Bennett has recorded several versions of “The Rules of the Road,” but this one is by far my favourite. It comes across to me as a cautionary tale–the story of a person who has been burned a bit by those rules.
Today is your author’s birthday and “The Rules of the Road” is my present to myself. I know I play this song a lot, but it’s my favorite. I hope you’ll forgive this indulgence.