I used "Days Of Wine And Roses" on Song Lyric Sunday the other day, and thought it would might make a good Battle today. It was, of course, written by Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer, as I mentioned then, and was the theme for the 1962 movie of the same name. We’re going to skip Mercer’s lyrics and see which of two instrumentals makes you happier.
Wes performed his cover on his 1963 album Boss Guitar.
Vince Guaraldi with Bola Sete
Vince and Bola did their cover on their 1963 album Vince Guaraldi, Bola Sete, And Friends.
Those are our contestants. Here’s what I’d like you to do.
- Listen to the two songs.
- Decide which song you like the best.
- Vote for your favorite by leaving me a comment with your choice. If you feel like telling us why, feel free.
- Then, visit the other participants and vote in their Battles:
I’ll tally the votes and announce the winner next Tuesday, February 8, at 12 noon Eastern time, so be sure and cast your vote by then.
The lines are now open. Good luck to Wes, Vince and Bola!