April 21, 2012

Music break: Our Day Will Come

This oft-recorded song was composed in 1963 by Bob Hilliard and Mort Garson. Extensive research tells us that Hilliard also wrote the lyrics for In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning, Any Day Now, and a particular favorite of mine, The Coffee Song. But don't let that distract you; this is pretty great:

More research explains the peculiar title of the jazzy 1963 album:

Her first album after leaving Verve Records, Blossom Dearie Sings Rootin' Songs was recorded for Hires Root Beer, on whose television commercials Dearie had sung. The album was originally available for 50¢ and two bottle caps. 
Alas, that deal has since expired.

(Speaking of expired, any disco-babies out there remember this version?)

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  1. I love Blossom! I had heard of this record but have never owned a copy. I hadn't heard this version of the song. You've made my day!

  2. :) I only just found out about her. Thank goodness for YouTube!

    "Rootin'" will have to become readily available again -- look at the tracks:
    "Days of Wine and Roses" (Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer) – 2:28
    "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" (George Cory, Douglass Cross) – 2:41
    "I Wanna Be Around" (Mercer, Sadie Vimmerstadt) – 2:34
    "The Sweetest Sounds" (Richard Rodgers) – 2:33
    "The Good Life" (Sacha Distel, Jack Reardon) – 2:47
    "Lazy, Crazy Days of Summer" (Hans Carste, Charles Tobias) – 2:08
    "Desafinado" (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Newton Mendonça, Jon Hendricks, Jesse Cavanagh) – 3:10
    "Our Day Will Come" (Bob Hilliard, Mort Garson) – 2:33
    "Fly Me to the Moon" (Bart Howard) – 2:18
    "I've Got Your Number" (Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh) – 2:20
    "What Kind of Fool Am I?" (Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley) – 2:46
    "He Loves Me" (Sheldon Harnick, Jerry Bock) – 2:26


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