The song of the day for Wednesday, May 19, 2021, is “So Long, Big Time!”
About This Song
“So Long, Big Time!” was written in 1963 by Harold Arlen and Dory Previn. One of Arlen’s later songs, “So Long, Big Time!” is about the “player” who’s run out of luck and is giving up the fast life and knows when it’s time to walk away. The Bill Evans Trio and Monica Zetterlund recorded this song in 1964 for the album Waltz For Debby.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “So Long, Big Time!” in 1963 for The Many Moods of Tony, released in 1964. Harold Arlen conducted the orchestra for the recording.
“So Long, Big Time!”, as well as The Many Moods of Tony, is available from Apple Music.