The song of the day for Thursday, September 8, 2022, is “Limehouse Blues.”
About This Song
“Limehouse Blues” was written in 1922 by Philip Braham and Douglas Furber 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. The song 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 this recording by Tony Bennett.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Limehouse Blues” on September 11, 1963, for his album The Many Moods of Tony. It was arranged by Dick Hyman and also featured Hyman playing the organ.
“Limehouse Blues,” as well as The Many Moods of Tony is available on Apple Music.