The song of the day for Saturday, May 25, 2019, is “Honeysuckle Rose.”
About This Song
“Honeysuckle Rose” was written in 1929, with music by Fats Waller and lyrics by Andy Razaf. It’s one of Waller’s better-known songs and for good reason. The tune is very well written and Razaf’s lyric is delightful. Waller recorded the song in 1934 and that recording was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999. The song has been recorded steadily throughout the years, including the one from Lena Horne in 1963.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Honeysuckle Rose” in 1995 for his album Here’s To The Ladies. For this album, Tony sings songs made famous by the great female singers of the 20th century: from Billie Holiday to Barbara Streisand. “Honeysuckle Rose” was often sung by Lena Horne, who Bennett worked with in the 1970s.
Honeysuckle Rose, a song by Tony Bennett on Spotify
“Honeysuckle Rose,” as well as Here’s To The Ladies is available from iTunes.