The song of the day for Wednesday, December 7, 2016 is “De Glory Road.”
About This Song
Composed by Jacques Wolfe, “De Glory Road” began as a poem written by a white, socialist, native Alabama lawyer and writer named Clement Wood, who published the poem in 1928. Wood is also the author of the Clement Wood Rhyming Dictionary, the 1939 edition of which is Stephen Sondheim’s preferred rhyming dictionary.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “De Glory Road” in 1962 for the album On The Glory Road, the release of which was canceled at the last minute. Thankfully, this album is now available to be downloaded from iTunes.
“De Glory Road,” as well as On The Glory Road, is available from iTunes.