The song of the day for Sunday, February 9, 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 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 sang “A Sleepin’ Bee” for his 1962 concert at Carnegie Hall. I really love the single piano accompaniment. The entire concert was recorded and released on “Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall.”
“A Sleepin’ Bee,” as well as Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall, is available from iTunes.
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