The song of the day for Wednesday, January 4, 2023, 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 and his trio recorded “Speak Low” live on April 12, 1994, for MTV Unplugged. Bennett and Ralph Sharon wrote the arrangement.
“Speak Low,” as well as MTV Unplugged is available on Apple Music.
Here’s video from the television presentation.
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