The song of the day for Saturday, June 7, 2014 is “The Shadow Of Your Smile.”
About This Song
“The Shadow Of Your Smile” was written by Johnny Mandel and Paul Francis Webster for the 1965 film The Sandpiper, which starred Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. The song was immediately popular and won both the Grammy Award for Song of the Year and the Academy Award for Best Original Song.
In addition to Tony Bennett’s well-known recording we present here today, other recordings include those by Barbra Streisand, Peggy Lee, Andy Williams, Johnny Mathis, Bobby Darin and Astrud Gilberto.
About This Version
We’re very happy to feature another song from The Movie Song Album, released in 1966. This song was arranged and conducted by the composer, Johnny Mandel and features Jimmy Rowles on piano.
“The Shadow Of Your Smile,” as well as The Movie Song Album, is available from iTunes.
Today’s video is from 1966 on Japanese television: