The song of the day for Wednesday, August 26, 2015 is “Emily.”
About This Song
“Emily” was written for the 1964 film The Americanization of Emily by Johnny Mandel and Johnny Mercer.The film starred James Garner and Julie Andrews and takes place in London in 1944. Emily, played by Julie Andrews, lost her husband, brother and father in the war and finds herself attracted to Charlie Madison, played by James Garner. The film was very well received and is a personal favorite of both of the lead actors.
About This Version
How can you possibly top a song with music by Johnny Mandel, lyrics by Johnny Mercer, arranged and conducted by the composer and sung by Tony Bennett? Bennett has said that The Movie Song Album is one of his favorites — no wonder. The selection of songs and his performance of each of them are outstanding.
“Emily,” as well as The Movie Song Album, is available from iTunes.