The song of the day for Sunday, July 23, 2023, is “Trav’lin’ Light.”
About This Song
“Trav’lin’ Light” was written in 1942 by Trummy Young and Jimmy Mundy, with lyrics by Johnny Mercer. This wonderful song was first recorded by Paul Whiteman with Billie Holiday on vocals. It’s a wonderful, classic Mercer lyric and the tune is lovely. In addition to this recording, this song has been recorded by Anita O’Day, Peggy Lee, Queen Latifah, Shirley Horn, and Sonny Rollins.
About This Version
“Trav’lin’ Light,” as well as Tony Bennett On Holiday is available on Apple Music.
We also have Holiday’s 1942 recording, with Paul Whiteman: