The song of the day for Friday, May 19, 2017 is “Days of Wine and Roses.”
About This Song
“The Days of Wine and Roses” was written in 1962 by Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer for the film of the same name and starred Lee Remick and Jack Lemmon (both of whom gave masterful performances). 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 first recorded “Days of Wine and Roses” in 1965 for The Movie Song Album. But for our song of the day, I’m featuring his 1975 recording with Bill Evans for The Tony Bennett / Bill Evans Album.
“Days of Wine and Roses,” as well as The Tony Bennett / Bill Evans Album, is available from iTunes.