The song of the day for Monday, November 15, 2021, is “Speak Low.”
About This Song
“Speak Low” was written by Kurt Weill and Ogden Nash for the 1943 musical One Touch of Venus, where it was introduced by Mary Martin and Kenny Baker. In addition to several very fine Tony Bennett recordings, “Speak Low” has been widely recorded by jazz and popular performers, including Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Lena Horne.
About This Version
Tony Bennett has recorded “Speak Low” six times: 4 studio recordings and 2 live recordings, the first of live recordings in 1962 at his concert at Carnegie Hall. Today, we have his second live recording, from his 1994 appearance on MTV Unplugged.
“Speak Low,” as well as MTV Unplugged is available on Apple Music.
Here’s the recording from the MTV concert: