The song of the day for Tuesday, November 29, 2016 is “Days of Wine and Roses.”
About This Song
This song was written by Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer for the 1962 film of the same name, starring Lee Remick and Jack Lemmon. This movie is arguably the most powerful film ever made about alcoholism and the struggles of the Remick and Lemmon to stop drinking. There are scenes in this film that I know I will never forget; it a true masterpiece. The song won the Academy Award for Best Original Song.
About This Version
Tony Bennett and Bill Evans recorded “Days of Wine and Roses” in 1975 for their first album: The Tony Bennett Bill Evans Album.
“Days of Wine and Roses,” as well as The Tony Bennett / Bill Evans Album, is available from iTunes.