The song of the day for October 8, 2015 is “Make Someone Happy.”
About This Song
“Make Someone Happy” is from the 1960 musical Do Re Mi, by Jule Styne (music) and Betty Comden and Adolph Green (lyrics). Do Re Mi concerns a guy, a bit of a loser and a con, who goes into the juke box business with some gangster pals. ”Make Someone Happy” was introduced by John Reardon and Nancy Dassault. While the musical may have faded into memory, the song has remained popular and for good reason: it’s a really fine song.
About This Version
Tony Bennett and Bill Evans recorded “Make Someone Happy” in September 1976 at Columbia Studios in San Francisco, California. It was released on their second album Together Again. This album was released on Tony’s Improv label. Their first album, “The Tony Bennett Bill Evans Album,” was released the previous year on the Fantasy Label and was recorded in their Berkeley, California studio.
“Make Someone Happy,” as well as Together Again, is available from iTunes.
Also from the same album is another favorite of mine: Bill Evans’ piano solo of “The Bad and The Beautiful.”
Well, to be honest, the entire album is pretty much perfect. If you don’t have it, consider purchasing it. Yes, it’s really that good.