The song of the day for Saturday, May 24, 2014 is “When In Rome.”
About This Song
“When In Rome” was written in 1964 by Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh. In the year 2000, part of his 70th birthday celebration at the Library of Congress, Stephen Sondheim chose a list of ‘Songs I Wish I Had Written (At Least in Part).’ On this list were several songs by Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh, most of which are songs that Tony Bennett has recorded including “When In Rome.”
About This Version
Tony Bennett and Bill Evans chose “When In Rome” as one of the songs for their first album, The Tony Bennett Bill Evans Album, released in 1975. Like all the songs on the album, it’s about as close to perfect as can be.
“When In Rome,” as well as The Tony Bennett Bill Evans Album, is available from iTunes.
For our Saturday video, here’s a clip from the Clint Eastwood documentary about Tony Bennett, The Music Never Ends, about Bill Evans and Tony Bennett, including their appearance on The Tonight Show, where they performed “When In Rome.”
The Music Never Ends is available from Amazon. The special edition DVD also includes Tony Bennett’s performance at the Monterey Jazz Festival in 2005.