The song of the day for Thursday, May 28, 2020, is “A Sleepin’ Bee.”
About This Song
“A Sleepin’ Bee” was written by Harold Arlen and Truman Capote for the 1954 musical House of Flowers, based on the Truman Capote novella. Set in Haiti, the production featured a trio of steel drummers (more precisely known as pannists) from Trinidad.
About This Version
Tony Bennett and Ralph Sharon recorded “A Sleepin’ Bee” in 1959 for their album Tony Sings For Two. Bennett and Sharon booked some time at the CBS 30th Street Studio. Sharon came with a briefcase of sheet music and in a single session on October 28, 1959, they recorded sixteen songs, twelve of which were released on that album in 1961.
“A Sleepin’ Bee,” as well as Tong Sings For Two, is available from iTunes.