The song of the day for Tuesday, September 2, 2014 is “I Guess I’ll Have To Change My Plan.”
About This Song
Though often called “I Guess I’ll Have to Change My Plans,” the original title uses the singular “plan.” In either case, it was written by Arthur Schwarz and Howard Dietz in 1929 for a revue called The Little Show, where it was introduced by Clifton Webb. This song was also used in the 1953 movie The Band Wagon, where it was sung by Fred Astaire and Oscar Levant
About This Version
Today’s version of “I Guess I’ll Have To Change My Plan” was recorded in 1959 for Tony Bennett’s first album with Count Basie. This album has been released under various titles, but is most often known as Basie/Bennett or Basie Swings/Bennett Sings. Tony Bennett and Count Basie and His Orchestra sounded great together — I’m just glad that there were two albums of them to enjoy. The other album, In Person! was released the same year, 1959.