The song of the day for Tuesday, September 16, 2014 is “A Little Street Where Old Friends Meet.”
About This Song
Today’s song was written in 1932 by Harry Woods and Gus Kahn. This charming song was first recorded by Ruth Etting in 1932. Other significant recordings include those by Al Bowlly with the Ray Noble Orchestra, The Lennon Sisters and Nat “King” Cole.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded this song in 1989 for his autobiographical album Astoria: Portrait of the Artist, released in 1990. He is backed by the Ralph Sharon Trio, with Paul Langosch on bass and Joe LaBarbera on drums. Danny Bennett produced the album, which was arranged and conducted by Jorge Calandrelli. The cover photograph on the album is the young Tony Bennett, wearing his good suit and standing in front of his home. The back cover of the album features Bennett in real time, in the same spot, wearing a good suit. If you’d like to see both photographs and other liner notes for this album, click here to view the album topic at our sister site, The Interactive Tony Bennett Discography.
“A Little Street Where Old Friends Meet,” as well as Astoria: Portrait of the Artist, is available from iTunes.