The song of the day for Friday, January 24, 2014 is “There’ll Be Some Changes Made.”
About This Song
“There’ll Be Some Changes Made” was written in 1921, with music by Benton Overstreet and lyrics by Billy Higgins, two African-American vaudeville performers. Ethel Waters had a hit recording of this song in late 1921; other early recordings include those by Marion Harris, Josie Miles, Fats Waller, and the Chicago Rhythm Kings. Later recordings include those by Billy Holiday, Peggy Lee and Tony Bennett. Even western singers have been drawn to the song by artists including Chet Atkins, Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys and Pee Wee Russell’s Rhythmakers.
About This Album
Tony Bennett recorded this song in 1975 album Tony Bennett Sings Life Is Beautiful, recorded on his own Improv label. Bennett was accompanied by the Torrie Zito Trio, with Zito on piano, John Guiffrida on bass and Chuck Hughes on drums. All songs on the album were arranged and conducted by Mr. Zito. Tony Bennett Sings Life Is Beautiful, as well as of the other Improv recordings are collected on The Complete Improv Recordings, a 4-CD set.
“There’ll Be Some Changes Made,” as well as The Complete Improv Recordings, is available from iTunes and Amazon as a 4-CD box set, which includes an excellent booklet.