The song of the day for Tuesday, March 11, 2014 is “When Lights Are Low.”
About This Song
“When Lights Are Low” was written in 1936 by Benny Carter, the noted bandleader and musician, with lyrics by Spencer Williams. Carter and Williams were both living in Europe at the time; Carter was the staff arranger for the BBC dance arrangements as well.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “When Lights Are Low” in 1964 for the album of the same name. The album is Bennett singing with just the Ralph Sharon Trio, with Hal Gaylord on bass and Billy Exiner on drums. It’s one of Bennett’s great jazz albums and is definitely worth a listen.
“When Lights Are Low,” as well as the album of the same name, is available from iTunes.