The song of the day for Friday, December 31, 2021, is “There’ll Be Some Changes Made.”
About This Song
“There’ll Be Some Changes Made” was written in 1921 (100 years ago!) by Bennett Overstreet and Billy Higgins, both 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 the album Tony Bennett Sings Life Is Beautiful, released on Bennett’s Improv label. Torrie Zito wrote the arrangement.
On the last day of 2021, my hope for 2022 is that there’ll be some changes made and we’ll finally start seeing our way of this awful pandemic, or a young girl was quoted on Facebook — “Pandammit.”
“There’ll Be Some Changes Made,” as well as The Complete Improv Recordings is available on Apple Music.