The song of the day for Saturday, June 1, 2019, is “The Rules of the Road.”
About This Song
“The Rules of the Road” was written in 1961 by Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh. 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 recorded this version of “The Rules of the Road” for his 1964 album with The Ralph Sharon Trio: When Lights Are Low.
It’s no secret that this one of my favorite songs recorded by Tony Bennett. I invite to compare this 1964 version with Bennett’s original 1961 recording. It’s the mark of a great jazz singer to pull off these recordings with such a different emotional impact for the listener. Well, at least this listener.
The Rules Of The Road – 2011 Remaster, a song by Tony Bennett on Spotify
“The Rules of the Road,” as well as When Lights Are Low, is available from iTunes.
Rules of the Road, a song by Tony Bennett on Spotify