The song of the day for Thursday, July 10, 2014 is “When In Rome.”
About This Song
“When In Rome” was written by Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh in 1964. 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” for their first outing, The Tony Bennett Bill Evans Album. Bill Evans let be known that this particular song was his idea, not Tony’s. Evans was a big fan of the song and played it frequently with his trios.
“When In Rome,” as well as The Tony Bennett Bill Evans Album, is available from iTunes.