The song of the day for Thursday, November 5, 2015 is “Lullaby of Broadway.”
About This Song
Today’s song, “Lullaby of Broadway,” was written in 1935 by Harry Warren and Al Dubin. It 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; your author had the great honor of seeing him in the role during the Broadway run.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Lullaby of Broadway,” with the Dixie Chicks, on February 4, 2006 for Duets: An American Classic. This version was arranged by Jorge Calandrelli; Bennett’s quartet of Lee Musiker (piano), Paul Langosch (bass), Gray Sargent (guitar) and Harold Jones (drums) are featured on this song, as well as the entire album.
“Lullaby of Broadway,” as well as Duets: An American Classic, is available from iTunes.