The song of the day for Wednesday, December 13, 2017 is “De Glory Road.”
About This Song
“De Glory Road” began as a poem written by a white, socialist, native of 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. The music was written by Jacques Wolfe.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “De Glory Road” in 1962 for the album On The Glory Road. The album was ready to be released, but the release was pulled at the last minute. Fortunately, it was released as a part of the 2011 Complete Collection box set and is also available to download from iTunes.
“De Glory Road,” as well as On The Glory Road, is available from iTunes.