The song of the day for Sunday, September 28, 2014 is “Limehouse Blues.”
About This Song
“Limehouse Blues” was composed by Philip Braham with lyrics by Douglas Furber.It was written for a British revue, Andre Charlot’s Revue of 1924, which was imported to New York and introduced Gertrude Lawrence to America. The song concerns life in London’s Chinatown. It has a standard place in the jazz repertory, with recordings by Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Django Reinhardt, Sidney Bechet and the Dave Brubeck Quartet in addition to the recording by Tony Bennett.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Limehouse Blues” in 1963 for the 1964 album The Many Moods of Tony. It was arranged by Dick Hyman and also features Hyman playing the organ.
“Limehouse Blues,” as well as The Many Moods Of Tony, is available from iTunes.