The song of the day for Monday, February 23, 2015 is “Maybe September.”
About This Song
“Maybe September” was composed by Percy Faith with lyrics by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans. It is from the only movie that Tony Bennett acted in (so far), The Oscar, where he played the good guy, an agent named Hymie Kelly. While the film received mixed reviews, this song is terrific and is beautifully sung by Tony Bennett.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Maybe September” in 1965 and released it in January 1966 on The Movie Song Album. He also recorded the song again in 1976 for his second album with Bill Evans, Together Again.
I just finished watching this year’s Academy Awards and knew I had to feature Bennett’s song from The Oscar as the song of the day. Alas, I’ve never seen this movie and keep on hoping that it will turn up on television some day.
We were blown away tonight by Lady Gaga’s performance of the medley of songs from The Sound Of Music. When Julie Andrews came out and hugged her after she finished, we were so happy and thrilled for Lady. What an amazing talent she is. Will she be on Broadway next? I wouldn’t be surprised one bit!
“Maybe September,” as well as The Movie Song Album, is available from iTunes.