The song of the day for Saturday, May 30, 2015 is “Ev’rytime We Say Goodbye.”
About This Song
“Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye” was written by Cole Porter for the 1944 Billy Rose musical revue Seven Lively Arts. The song is well known for the phrase “change from major to minor” as the song itself changed from A-flat major to A-flat minor, matching the lyric perfectly. It has always been a strong jazz standard. Significant recordings include those by Tony Bennett, Mabel Mercer, Sonny Rollins, Chet Baker, Sarah Vaughan and Dinah Washington.
About This Version
This song features Lady Gaga, who does a very nice job with the song. I love listening to her sing ballads and hope to hear more from her in their next album.
Tonight, Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett are the Hollywood Bowl for the first of two concerts. I’m sure that Lady Gaga will sing this wonderful Cole Porter song!
“Ev’rytime We Say Goodbye,” as well as Cheek To Cheek, is available from iTunes.
I’d also like to share Tony Bennett’s version of the same song, recorded in 1958 for Long Ago … And Far Away. The arrangement is from Frank DeVol.
“Ev’rytime We Say Goodbye,” as well as Long Ago … And Far Away, is available from iTunes.
Our Saturday video features Lady Gaga singing this song on the Jimmy Fallon show: