Day By Day

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Honeysuckle Rose

I have always liked Fats Waller's great jazz classic, "Honeysuckle Rose". It is interesting to see how it, like so many other jazz standards, has evolved over time.

Here's the original performed by the man himself.

And from the swing era, here's Benny Goodman's version.

My personal favorite, here's Rose performed by Django Reinhardt and the Duke Ellington orchestra.

And finally a contemporary version by Susan Arioli [love her voice] and Jordan Officer.

Interesting to see how a song evolves. There are several dozen other versions on YouTube, Check them out to see which you like best.