The song of the day for Wednesday, October 23, 2013 is “Days of Wine And Roses.”
About This Song
This song was written for 1962 movie of the same name and was written by Henry Mancini with lyrics by Johnny Mercer. I remember hearing this song when it came out and thought it was very lovely. Then I saw the movie. Both Jack Lemmon and Lee Remick turned in extraordinary performances as the alcoholic couple. The song won the Academy Award for Best Original Song.
About This Version
Tony Bennett and Bill Evans recorded this song for The Tony Bennett / Bill Evans Album, released in 1975. Bennett also recorded this song for his 1965 The Movie Song Album.