The song of the day for Thursday, November 10, 2016 is “The Rules of the Road.”
About This Song
While Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh are best-known for their scores for Broadway musicals, such as Little Me and Wildcat, their 1961 “The Rules of the Road” was not written for a show. 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 has recorded this song several times. Today I feature the first of those recordings, from 1962 for the album I Left My Heart In San Francisco. The great big band arrangement is by Ralph Burns.
“The Rules of the Road,” as well as I Left My Heart In San Francisco, is available from iTunes.