The song of the day for Sunday, January 5, 2020, is “Lullaby of Broadway.”
Every weekend for the rest of 2020, I’ll be featuring recordings of Tony’s live performances, in order by date. I hope you enjoy Tony Live!
About This Song
“Lullaby of Broadway,” written by Harry Warren and Al Dubin, was introduced in the 1935 movie Gold Diggers of 1935; it won the Academy Award for Best Original Song. It is one of the great show biz anthems. The 1980 musical 42nd Street featured Jerry Orbach singing the song. (I only mention this as I had the good fortune to see this show soon after it opened and Mr. Orbach was wonderful!)
About This Version
Tony Bennett opened his legendary 1962 concert at Carnegie Hall with “Lullaby of Broadway.” The concert was recorded and was released as Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall. Ralph Sharon was the musical director for this show and wrote the arrangements.
“Lullaby of Broadway,” as well as Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall, is available from iTunes.