The song of the day for Monday, September 30, 2013 is “Maybe September.”
About This Song
This song is from the 1966 film The Oscar, which starred Stephen Boyd and Elke Sommer and co-starred Tony Bennett as Hymie Kelly, whose memories of the lead character served as the narration of the film. This song was written by Percy Faith, with lyrics by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans. I’ve never seen the film; alas, it not available on DVD. It does show up on Turner Classic Movies from time to time … I’ll try to keep an eye on their schedule and give everyone a heads up if and when it is shown again.
About This Version
As today is the last day of September, it seemed time to feature this song. Today’s recording is from Bennett’s 1966 The Movie Song Album; it was arranged by Larry Wilcox and conducted by Johnny Mandel. Bennett also recorded this song in 1977 with Bill Evans for Together Again.