The song of the day for Tuesday, April 17, 2018 is “Make Someone Happy.”
About This Song
“Make Someone Happy” was written in 1960 for the Broadway musical Do Re Mi, with music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Adolph Green and Betty Comden too. Do Re Mi, which starred Phil Silvers, concerns a guy, a bit of a loser and a con, who goes into the jukebox business with some gangster pals. ”Make Someone Happy” was introduced by John Reardon and Nancy Dussault.
About This Version
Tony Bennett and Bill Evans recorded “Make Someone Happy” in 1976 for their second album, Together Again, released in 1977.
“Make Someone Happy,” as well as Together Again, is available from iTunes.
Also from the same album is a piano solo by Bill Evans of the theme from The Bad and The Beautiful, one of my favorite movies about Hollywood. It was released in 1953 and had one hell of a cast: Kirk Douglas, Lana Turner, Walter Pidgeon, Dick Powell and Barry Sullivan, among many others. The film, including this song, was scored by David Raksin. Vincente Minnelli directed.