The song of the day for Wednesday, March 14, 2018 is “Speak Low.”
About This Song
“Speak Low” was written by Kurt Weill, with lyrics by poet 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
“Speak Low” was the second of three Kurt Weill songs that Tony Bennett sang at his 1962 concert at Carnegie Hall. This recording was not released on the original pared-down LP release in 1962, but was included on the full 1972 release of Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall.
“Speak Low,” as well as Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall, is available from iTunes.
I’m very happy to be back after my move. It all went well and I’m starting to feel settled in. Thanks for putting up with my long absence; I realized with this move that I’m not quite as young as I used to be. I’m happily living in downtown Portland, where I can literally stroll down the street to the theatre where Tony and the quartet will be performing in June.