The song of the day for Wednesday, July 4, 2019, is “The Rules of the Road.”
About This Song
“The Rules of the Road” was written in 1961 by Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh. In addition to several recordings by Tony Bennett, the song has also been recorded by Lena Horne, Shirley Horne, Nat King Cole, and Rosemary Clooney.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded this version of “The Rules of the Road” in 1964 with the Ralph Sharon Trio for the album When Lights Are Low. Bennett first recorded this song in 1961–a strong and confident, uptempo version. This recording from 1964 is slower and more introspective. Both versions are wonderful.
The Rules Of The Road – 2011 Remaster, a song by Tony Bennett on Spotify
“The Rules of the Road,” as well as When Lights Are Low, is available from iTunes.