The song of the day for Tuesday, March 20, 2018 is “The Rules of the Road.”
About This Song
While Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh are well-known for their scores for Broadway musicals, such as Little Me and Wildcat, “The Rules of the Road” was not written for a show. In addition to several recordings by Tony Bennett, the song has also been recorded by Lena Horne, Shirley Horne, Nat King Cole and Rosemary Clooney.
About This Version
Tony Bennett introduced a series of songs by an exciting new songwriting pair: Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh. They are responsible for several of Mr. Bennett’s beloved songs, including this one. Your author confesses to an undying love for this song and is more than willing to discuss, at some link, the qualities of each of Tony Bennett’s several different recordings, but this one from Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall is quite special.
“The Rules of the Road,” as well as Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall, is available from iTunes.