The Song of the Day is the glorious A Sleeping Bee, written by Harold Arlen and Truman Capote. It was written for the musical House of Flowers, based on the short story by Truman Capote; Harold Arlen wrote music and lyrics and Truman Capote wrote the book and lyrics. It’s a lovely song and we’re happy to present it as the Song of the Day. Tony Bennett first recorded A Sleeping Bee 1959 for Tony Bennett Sings for Two, his wonderful album with Ralph Sharon.
The Man That Got Away
Today’s Song of the Day is one of my favorite songs from the Great American Songbook, The Man That Got Away by Harold Arlen and Ira Gershwin. Other than Judy Garland’s untoppable performance of this song in A Star is Born, Tony’s is my favorite version of the song. Originally released on Tony’s masterpiece album Tony Bennett Sings for Two in 1959.