The song of the day for Thursday, April 25, 2016 is “Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep.”
About This Song
Tony Bennett’s was the first recording of this song and it was well-received. Billboard reviewed the song in the April 28, 1958 edition: “Top side is a lovely new Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh ballad that is given a beautiful rendition by the artist. … Very spinable wax.”
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep” in early April, 1958, with a Frank DeVol arrangement.
“Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep,” as well as all the singles on The Columbia Singles, Vol. 5, is available from iTunes.