The song of the day for Sunday, March 18, 2018 is “A Sleepin’ Bee.”
About This Song
“A Sleeping’ Bee” was written by Harold Arlen and 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
Tony Bennett first recorded “A Sleepin’ Bee” in 1959 for his album Tony Sings For Two. For his 1962 concert at Carnegie Hall, he signs several Harold Arlen songs; I’m so glad he included this one.
“A Sleepin’ Bee,” as well as Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall, is available from iTunes.