The song of the day for Thursday, January 5, 2017 is “Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye.”
About This Song
“Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye” was written by Cole Porter for the 1944 Billy Rose musical revue Seven Lively Arts. The song is well-known for the phrase “change from major to minor” as the song itself changed from A-flat major to A-flat minor, matching the lyric perfectly. It has always been a strong jazz standard. Significant recordings include those by Tony Bennett, Mabel Mercer, Sonny Rollins, Chet Baker, Sarah Vaughan and Dinah Washington.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye” in 1958 for his album Long Ago and Far Away. This song, as well as the entire album, was arranged by Frank DeVol.
“Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye” as well as Long Ago and Far Away, is available from iTunes.