The song of the day for Friday, August 28, 2015 is “A Sleeping’ Bee.”
About This Song
“A Sleepin’ Bee” was written by Harold Arlen, with lyrics from Truman Capote, for the 1954 musical House of Flowers, based on the Truman Capote novella. Set in Haiti, the production featured a trio of steel drummers (more precisely known as pannists) from Trinidad.
About This Version
I fell in love with Tony Bennett’s performance of this song the very first time I heard it. And, of course, it’s from one of his finest albums: Tony Sings For Two, with just Bennett and Ralph Sharon on piano. The album is as close to perfect as an album can be and this song is a shining example.
“A Sleeping’ Bee,” as well as Tony Sings For Two, is available from iTunes.