The song of the day for Friday, May 25, 2018 is “Speak Low.”
About This Song
“Speak Low” was written by Kurt Weill and Ogden Nash for the 1943 Broadway 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 recorded today’s version of “Speak Low” in 1964 with the Ralph Sharon Trio (with Sharon on piano, Billy Exiner on drums and Hal Gaylord on bass) for the album When Lights Are Low.
“Speak Low,” as well as When Lights Are Low, is available from iTunes.