The song of the day for Tuesday, March 27, 2018 is “De Glory Road.”
About This Song
“De Glory Road began” as a poem written by a white, socialist lawyer and writer from Alabama named Clement Wood, who published the poem in 1928. Wood is also the author of the Clement Wood Rhyming Dictionary, the 1939 edition of which is Stephen Sondheim’s preferred rhyming dictionary. Jacques Wolfe wrote the music.
About This Version
Tony Bennett had recorded songs for an album to be released in 1962 called On The Glory Road. The album was ready to be distributed when, at the last moment and for reasons known only to themselves, Columbia executives decided to hold up release. Bennett so chose to close out his 1962 concert at Carnegie Hall with “De Glory Road,” which was the behind the title of that non-released album. This wonderful performance features the percussionist Candido. This recording can be found on Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall.
“De Glory Road,” as well as Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall, is available from iTunes.