The song of the day for Saturday, February 27, 2016 is “So Long, Big Time!”
About This Song
“So Long, Big Time!” was written in 1963 by Harold Arlen, with lyrics by Dory Langdon Previn. One of Arlen’s later songs, the song is about the “player” who’s run out of luck and is giving up the fast life and knows when it’s time to walk away. The Bill Evans Trio and Monica Zetterlund recorded this song in 1964 for the album Waltz For Debby.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “So Long, Big Time!” in 1963 for his album The Many Moods of Tony. It was arranged by Marty Manning and conducted by the composer, Harold Arlen.
“So Long, Big Time!,” as well as The Many Moods of Tony, is available from iTunes.
Once again it’s Saturday and once again I have video. This video was recorded in the studio when today’s song was recorded. Watch for smile from Arlen at about 2:20 into the video. It’s glorious.