The song of the day for Wednesday, August 24, 2022, is “Speak Low.”
About This Song
“Speak Low” was written by Kurt Weill and Ogden Nash for the 1943 musical One Touch of Venus, where it was introduced by Mary Martin and Kenny Baker. In addition to several very fine Tony Bennett recordings, “Speak Low” has been widely recorded by jazz and popular performers, including Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Lena Horne.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Speak Low” on June 9, 1962, at Tony Bennett’s concert at Carnegie Hall. This song wasn’t released on the original 1962 release of the album Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall but was included in the full CD release in 1997.
“Speak Low,” as well as Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall is available on Apple Music.