A Little Street Where Old Friends Meet

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PROFILE
Composer Harry Woods
Lyricist Gus Kahn
Year Written 1932
About A Little Street Where Old Friends Meet
This charming song was first recorded by Ruth Etting in 1932. Other significant recordings include those by Al Bowlly with the Ray Noble Orchestra, The Lennon Sisters, Nat “King” Cole and Tony Bennett.

Lyrics

It’s just a little street
Where old friends meet,
I’d love to wander back
Someday.

To you, it may be old,
And sort of tumbled down,
But it means a lot to folks
In my hometown.

Although I’m rich or poor,
I still feel sure
I’m welcome as the flowers in May.

It’s just a little street
Where old friends meet,
And treat you in the same old way.

Although I’m rich or poor,
I still feel sure
I’m welcome as the flowers in May.

It’s just a little street
Where old friends meet,
And treat you in the same old way.

Session / Album Information

1989

“A Little Street Where Old Friends Meet” was recorded on May 16, 1989 and was released the following year on Astoria: Portrait of the Artist. It was arranged and conducted by Jorge Calandrelli

This recording released on:

  • 1990: Columbia CD: CK 45348 — Astoria. Portrait Of The Artist
  • 1990: CBS/Sony CD: CSCS-5057 — Astoria. Portrait Of The Artist [Japan]
  • 1990: CBS LP 12″: 4660051 — Astoria. Portrait Of The Artist [UK]
  • 2011: Disc #57 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK56) Astoria: Portrait of the Artist
  • 2013: Sony Music Entertainment: 98381 — Astoria: Portrait Of The Artist

1994

“A Little Street Where Old Friends Meet” was recorded and televised live on April 12, 1994 on MTV. This song was not released originally, but was included on the 2006 CD re-release of MTV Unplugged. The songs from the televised concert were arranged by Tony Bennett and the Ralph Sharon Trio.

This recording released on:

  • 2006: BMG/Sony Entertainment: #773932 — MTV Unplugged
  • 2011: Discs #60/61 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK59) MTV Unplugged

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