The song of the day for Sunday, January 8, 2023, is “Honeysuckle Rose.”
About This Song
“Honeysuckle Rose” was written in 1929 by Thomas “Fats” Waller and Andy Razaf. This song one of Waller’s better-known tunes and for good reason. The tune is very well written and Razaf’s lyric is delightful. Waller recorded the song in 1934 and that recording was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999. The song has been recorded steadily throughout the years, including the one by Lena Horne in 1963.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Honeysuckle Rose” in July 1995 and released that year on Here’s To The Ladies. The song is in tribute to Lena Horne. It was arranged and conducted by Jorge Calandrelli.
“Honeysuckle Rose,” as well as Here’s To The Ladies is available on Apple Music.
Here’s Lena Horne singing “Honeysuckle Rose” live at The Waldorf Astoria.