The song of the day for Wednesday, June 14, 2017 is “The Rules of the Road.”
About This Song
Today’s song, “The Rules of the Road,” was written in 1961 by Cy Coleman, with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh. In addition to several recordings by Tony Bennett, the song has also been recorded by Lena Horne, Shirley Horne, Nat King Cole and Rosemary Clooney.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “The Rules of the Road” in 1961, with a great arrangement by Ralph Burns. It was released on Bennett’s 1962 album I Left My Heart in San Francisco.
“The Rules of the Road,” as well as I Left My Heart In San Francisco, is available from iTunes.
Today is special for the blog. First, one of my favorite songs; my content management system tells me this is the 13th time I’ve featured this song, which I think shows remarkable restraint, given how much I love it. It’s also the birthday of its composer, Cy Coleman, who was born on June 14, 1929. And, finally, it was arranged by our musical collaborator of the month, Ralph Burns. Perfect!
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