The song of the day for Tuesday, May 26, 2020, is “On Green Dolphin Street.”
About This Song
“On Green Dolphin Street” was written in 1947 by Bronislaw Kaper, with lyrics by Ned Washington, for the film Green Dolphin Street, starring Lana Turner. While the song was not widely hailed at the time, it soon became popular with jazz musicians and has become a jazz standard (ranking #25 on jazzstandards.com), especially after the Miles Davis’ 1958 recording.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “On Green Dolphin Street” in 1964 with the Ralph Sharon Trio for the album When Lights Are Low. The Ralph Sharon Trio consisted of Sharon on piano, Hal Gaylord on bass, and Billy Exiner on drums.
“On Green Dolphin Street,” as well as When Lights Are Low, is available from iTunes.