The song of the day for Sunday, October 22, 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. I think it’s one of Porter’s best ballads.
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 sings “Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye” from his 1958 album Long Ago and Far Away. The arrangement was written by Frank DeVol.
“Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye,” as well as Long Ago and Far Away, is available from iTunes.
Lady Gaga sang today’s song as a solo on her album with Tony Bennett: Cheek to Cheek. As we are celebrating her this month, I’m please to present her recording today as well.