The song of the day for Wednesday, June 1, 22016 is “Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye.”
About This Song
Cole Porter wrote “Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye” 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 Goodbye” in 1958 for his album Long Ago And Far Away, which was arranged and conducted by Frank DeVol.
“Every Time We Say Goodbye,” as well as Long Ago and Far Away, is available from iTunes.