I first heard this tune decades ago when I purchased the Tony Bennett /Bill Evans record. The lyrics haunted me as a 30 yr old. I thought of my grandparents as I’d sit up late spinning this disk.
And now, through the years of entertaining folk, pop, country, and gospel, I had never dreamt of playing or singing these American Standards I loved in private. There was never a real viable market for these tunes in the dance club days of the 70’s-90’s, unless you just wanted to play a piano bar, sip Cognac or play a jazz club after your day job. Well, playing dance clubs just don’t interest me any longer. I’m loving doing the VintageBilly.com Billy Joel intimate “one-man” Tribute and have decided this style would be the “other” style I play out unless it’s an original showcase.
I hope you enjoy this Albert Hague and Arnold B. Horwitt classic. This was the first rundown of the chart I had just finished. (Make a few changes, play it 50 more times and I’ll be ready to go:)
And, no, I’m still feeling young and foolish at heart. Ask my bride:)