The song of the day for Wednesday, February 20, 2014 is “The Rules of the Road.”
About This Song
“The Rules of the Road” was written in 1961 by Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh. While Coleman and Leigh are best-known for their scores for Broadway musicals, such as Little Me and Wildcat, “The Rules of the Road” was not written for a show. 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
Today’s version of “The Rules of the Road” is from Tony Bennett’s 1962 album I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” which won the well-deserved Grammy Award for Record of the Year. This version was arranged and conducted by the great Ralph Burns and was produced by Ernie Altschuler. Most readers know that my love for this song knows no bounds. I hope you enjoy listening to it one more time.
“The Rules of the Road,” as well as I Left My Heart in San Francisco, is available from iTunes.