The song of the day for Thursday, June 9, 2022, is “Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye.”
Today we are celebrating the birth of the great Cole Porter, who was born in Peru, Indiana on June 9, 1891. You can find more about Cole Porter on coleporter.org. And, as you read this, the Cole Porter Festival is taking place in Peru: from June 9 through June 12, 2022. You can read more about this festival at coleporterfestival.org.
About This Song
Cole Porter wrote “Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye” in 1944 for the Billy Rose musical revue Seven Lively Arts. The song is well known for the phrase “change from major to minor” as the song itself changed from A-flat major to A-flat minor, matching the lyric perfectly. It has always been a substantial jazz standard. Significant recordings include those by Tony Bennett, Mabel Mercer, Sonny Rollins, Chet Baker, Sarah Vaughan, and Dinah Washington.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye” on April 8, 1958, for the album Long Ago And Far Away. Frank DeVol wrote the very fine arrangement.
“Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye,” as well as Long Ago And Far Away is available on Apple Music.