The song of the day for Friday, January 5, 2018 is “Honeysuckle Rose.”
About This Song
“Honeysuckle Rose,” written in 1929, is one of Fats Waller’s better known tunes and for good reason. The tune is very well written and Andy Razaf’s lyric is delightful. Waller recorded the song in 1934 and that recording was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999. The song has been recorded steadily throughout the years, including the one from Lena Horne in 1963.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Honeysuckle Rose” in 1995 for the album Here’s To The Ladies. This album consists of songs associated with some of America’s greatest female singers. Today’s song was associated with Lena Horne, who sang this song frequently.
“Honeysuckle Rose,” as well as Here’s To The Ladies, is available from iTunes.