The song of the day for Sunday, March 15, 2015 is “A Sleepin’ Bee.”
About This Song
“A Sleepin’ Bee” was written by Harold Arlen, with lyrics by Truman Capote, for the 1954 musical House of Flowers, based on the Capote novella. Set in Haiti, the production featured a trio of steel drummers (more precisely known as pannists) from Trinidad.
About This Version
Today’s song is the eighth song on our album of the month, Tony Sings For Two and our second song by Harold Arlen. Rodgers and Hart — Harold Arlen — Yip Harburg — Gus Kahn: the quality and integrity of the songs on this album are astounding and this one is no exception.
“A Sleepin’ Bee,” as well as Tony Sings For Two, is available from iTunes.
Here’s Diahann Carroll, who introduced “A Sleepin’ Bee” in its original production, singing today’s song.