The song of the day for Thursday, September 21, 2017 is “Speak Low.”
About This Song
“Speak Low” was written for the 1943 musical One Touch of Venus by Kurt Weill and Ogden Nash, where it was introduced by Mary Martin and Kenny Baker. In addition to several very fine Tony Bennett recordings, “Speak Low” has been widely recorded by jazz and popular performers, including Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Lena Horne.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Speak Low” in 1964 with The Ralph Sharon Trio for the album When Lights Are Low.
“Speak Low,” as well as When Lights Are Low, is available from iTunes.
Richard Budgen says
My first Tony Bennett album.
I think it’s a very fine album. Good songs and extremely well done.