The song of the day for Thursday, August 2, 2018 is “There’ll Be Some Changes Made.”
About This Song
“There’ll Be Some Changes Made” was written in 1921, with music by Benton Overstreet and lyrics by Billy Higgins, two African-American vaudeville performers. Ethel Waters had a hit recording of this song in late 1921; other early recordings include those by Marion Harris, Josie Miles, Fats Waller, and the Chicago Rhythm Kings. Later recordings include those by Billy Holiday, Peggy Lee and Tony Bennett. Even western singers have been drawn to the song by artists including Chet Atkins, Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys and Pee Wee Russell’s Rhythmakers.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “There’ll Be Some Changes Made” in 1975 for his own Improv Label; it was released on Tony Bennett Sings Life Is Beautiful that same year. Torrie Zito wrote the terrific arrangement. As for John Guiffrida’s bass, well it’s recordings like this that make me want to take up the string bass.
“There’ll Be Some Changes Made,” as well as The Complete Improv Recordings, is available from iTunes.
After ten years with my current company, I have decided to make a big change. Tomorrow is my last day and on Monday I start an exciting new job here in Portland. No worries–it shouldn’t interfere with my blogging. 🙂 But if you want to send a few good thoughts my way, I’d be grateful!