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Song of the Day #813

Song of the Day: Summer Me, Winter Me, music by Michel Legrand, lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman, greets the Summer Solstice, which arrives at 2:06 p.m., Eastern time. And a belated happy birthday to the maestro, Michel Legrand, who is celebrating his 75th birthday year (and whose trailblazing "Legrand Jazz" was recorded in June 1958). I adore a Sarah Vaughan rendition of this lovely song (but can't find any audio clips of it online, except on Rhapsody). Listen to audio clips by Barbra Streisand, Ranee Lee, Frank Sinatra, and Legrand hmself. And Happy Summer!

Comments

Chris:

You couldn't find any audio clips of Sarah Vaughan's rendition of 'Summer Me, Winter Me' "except on Rhapsody"? Am I missing something here? Anyway, I went there and listened. What a wonderful upbeat way to begin the summer!

Trouble is, I was hooked and had to listen to more on the album. A special treat is 'What Are You Doing for the Rest of Your Life?' There's a link to the lyrics, so one can follow along. I did, and was deeply touched.

Thanks Chris, and a Happy Summer to you!

Your pal, Lou.

Lou, I'm so happy you heard the Sassy versions... and that you followed it up with "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?"

That one is quite possibly my favorite of all time; it was also the first song I ever posted on "My Favorite Songs" list.

Anyway, a Happy Summer to you too!