The song of the day for Friday, August 18, 2017 is “Firefly.”
About This Song
“Firefly” was written in 1958 by Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh as an audition piece for the musical Gypsy, which went on to be written by Jule Styne, with lyrics by a 28-year-old Stephen Sondheim.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded this version of “Firefly” with Count Basie and His Orchestra in 1958 for the album In Person! This recording is really delightful!
“Firefly,” as well as In Person!, is available from iTunes.