The song of the day for Thursday, June 15, 2023, is “Days of Wine and Roses.”
About This Song
“Days of Wine and Roses” was written by Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer for the 1962 film of the same name, starring Lee Remick and Jack Lemmon. This movie is arguably the most powerful film ever made about alcoholism and the struggles of Remick and Lemmon to stop drinking. There are scenes in this film that I know I will never forget; it is a true masterpiece. The song won the Academy Award for Best Original Song.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Days of Wine and Roses” on December 29, 1965, for his masterful The Movie Song Album, released in 1966.. Larry Wilcox wrote the arrangement and Johnny Mandel conducted the orchestra.
“Days of Wine and Roses,” as well as The Movie Song Album is available on Apple Music.