The song of the day for Friday, March 13, 2020, is “De Glory Road.”
About This Song
“De Glory Road” was written in 1928, with music by Jacques Wolf and lyrics by Clement Wood. In fact, “De Glory Road” began as a poem written by Wood, a white, socialist, native Alabaman lawyer and writer, who published the poem in 1928. Wood is also the author of the Clement Wood Rhyming Dictionary, the 1939 edition of which is Stephen Sondheim’s preferred rhyming dictionary for his compositions.
About This Version
58 years ago today, March 13, 1962, Tony Bennett recorded “De Glory Road” for an album On The Glory Road. The album was manufactured, along with a release number, and was ready for distribution when Columbia pulled it. Thankfully, it was included in the 2011 Complete Collection box set and is now available for download on iTunes.
“De Glory Road,” as well as On The Glory Road, is available from iTunes.