The song of the day for Thursday, December 31, 2020, 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.
I cannot think of a better song to end the year 2020.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “There’ll Be Some Changes Made” in 1975 for his album Tony Bennett Sings Life Is Beautiful. Torrie Zito wrote the arrangement.
“There’ll Be Some Changes Made,” as well as The Complete Improv Recordings, is available from Apple Music.