The song of the day for Monday, April 11, 2016 is “Speak Low.”
About This Song
“Speak Low” was written for the 1943 musical One Touch of Venus by Kurt Weill, with lyrics by Ogden Nash.The song 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 has recorded “Speak Low” several times. Today’s recording is from his 1964 album When Lights Are Low, featuring the Ralph Sharon Trio with Billy Exiner on drums and Hal Gaylord on bass.
“Speak Low,” as well as When Lights Are Low, is available from iTunes.