The song of the day for Monday, December 11, 2017 is “The Rules of the Road.”
About This Song
Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh wrote “The Rules of the Road” in 1961. Tony Bennett has recorded this song several times. Other notable recordings include those 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 for the album When Lights Are Low. Unlike his first version, recorded in 1961, this recording is a slower and more contemplative. Ralph Sharon did the arrangement and led the Ralph Sharon Trio, with Hal Gaylord on bass and Billy Exiner on drums.
“The Rules of the Road,” as well as When Lights Are Low, is available from iTunes.