The Song of the Day for Thursday, November 29, 2012 is Watch What Happens.
About Watch What Happens
Watch What Happens was written for the 1964 Les Parapluies De Cherbourg (The Umbrellas of Cherbourgh) by Michael Legrand, with lyrics by the film’s screenwriter, Jacques Demy. Norman Gimbel wrote the English lyrics.
About This Version
This version is from Tony Bennett’s wonderful 1965 album If I Ruled The World: Songs For The Jet Set and was arranged and conducted by Don Costa. The Ralph Sharon Trio ,with Hal Gaylor on bass and Billy Exiner on drums, was featured on the album, as was Al Cohn on tenor saxophone. Ernie Altschuler produced the album.
Mr. Bennett’s recording of Watch What Happens was included on a later release of the soundtrack that included several bonus tracks of jazz interpretations of songs from the film. The soundtrack is available on Amazon.
Watch What Happens, along with the album If I Ruled The World: Songs For The Jet Set, is available from iTunes.