The song of the day for Friday, August 5, 2022, is “I Guess I’ll Have to Change My Plan.”
About This Song
“I Guess I’ll Have To Change My Plan” was written by Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz for the 1929 revue The Little Show and was introduced by Clifton Webb. It was a featured song in the 1953 movie The Band Wagon, where it was sung by Fred Astaire and Oscar Levant. Even though the original title was “I Guess I’ll Have to Change My Plan,” it is often sung with Plans. And in spite of the sub-title on the cover of the sheet music, I have no idea what the blue pajama business is all about.
About This Version
Tony Bennett, with Count Basie and His Orchestra, recorded “I Guess I’ll Have to Change My Plan” on January 3, 1959, with an arrangement by Ralph Sharon. It was released on the 1959 album Basie Swings/Bennett Sings.
“I Guess I’ll Have to Change My Plan,” as well as Basie Swings/Bennett Sings is available on Apple Music.