The song of the day for Saturday, June 12, 2021, is “A Sleepin’ Bee.”
About This Song
“A Sleepin’ Bee” was written by Harold Arlen and Truman Capote for the 1954 musical House of Flowers, based on the 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 sang “A Sleepin’ Bee” at his 1962 concert at Carnegie Hall on June 9, 1962, as captured on Tony Bennett At Carnegie Hall. Bennett had previously recorded “A Sleepin’ Bee” in 1959 with Ralph Sharon for their album Tony Sings For Two.
“A Sleepin’ Bee,” as well as Tony Bennett At Carnegie Hall is available on Apple Music.