Monday, December 6, 2010


Grammy Song Of the Year 1963

"Days of Wine and Roses" is a popular song, from the 1962 movie of the same name. The music was written by Henry Mancini with lyrics by Johnny Mercer. They received the Academy Award for Best Original Song for their work. The song is composed of only two sentences, one for each stanza. The best-known recording of the song was by Andy Williams in 1963, but several other recording artists have done the song, including Perry Como, composer Henry Mancini and the famous guitarist Wes Montgomery (1963: Boss Guitar) and Canadian virtuoso Lenny Breau. Andy Williams' version was recorded for Columbia Records. It was released as catalog number 42674. The song reached #26 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and was the featured track of an album by Williams of the same name, which was a #1-charting album on the Billboard album charts.

Grammy Song of the Year 1963 Nominees
  • "Call Me Irresponsible" by Frank Sinatra
  • "The Good Life" by Tony Bennett
  • "I Wanna Be Around" by Tony Bennett
  • "Wives and Lovers" by Jack Jones

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Shinade said...

This is actually one of my all time favorite songs ever. I also love the movie!!

I have 2 posted if you visit.

Happy MM!

Classic NYer said...

I don't know the movie, but I love this song... Thanks for sharing!

Namz said...

Lovely. Happy MM!

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