The song of the day for Tuesday, October 15, 2013 is “There’ll Be Some Changes Made.”
About This Song
Today’s song was written in 1921, with music by Benton Overstreet and lyrics by Billy Higgins. This song has been widely recorded over the decades, including recordings by Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee and Ethel Waters.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “There’ll Be Some Changes Made” in 1972 for the album Life Is Beautiful, which was released in 1975.
Life is Beautiful was the first recording for Bennett’s label, Improv. For this author, “There’ll Be Some Changes Made” is in many ways a declaration by the artist that he’s going to be singing only the songs he wants to sing, exactly the way he wants to sing them. The terrific arrangement is by Torrie Zito. Listen for the great bass work by John Guiffrida. I really like this song and love the way Bennett sings it.