The song of the day for Thursday, May 7, 2015 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
Mr. Bennett has recorded this song several times. Today’s recording is from his unreleased (until quite recently) 1962 album On The Glory Road. The arrangement is by Ralph Sharon.
Earlier today, I was listening to Billie Holiday’s album All Or Nothing At All, where she sings “Speak Low” and I haven’t been able to get this song out of my head, which is always a good reason to choose a song as the song of the day.
“Speak Low,” as well as On The Glory Road, is available from iTunes.