The song of the day for Monday, August 9, 2021, is “The Rules of the Road.”
About This Song
“The Rules of the Road” was written by Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh in 1961. In addition to several fine 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” in 1964 with The Ralph Sharon Trio for When Lights Are Low. This version is quite different from his 1961 recording: it’s quiet and introspective. But as regular readers know, I really love this song, which I’ve featured 25 times on this blog, which I believe makes it the most-featured song. All I can say is thank you for indulging me.
“The Rules of the Road,” as well as When Lights Are Low is available on Apple Music.