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On December 30, 2017
The Shadow Of Your Smile
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"The Shadow of Your Smile", also known as "Love Theme from The Sandpiper", is a popular song. The music was written by Johnny Mandel with the lyrics written by Paul Francis Webster. The song was introduced in the 1965 film The Sandpiper, with a trumpet solo by Jack Sheldon and later became a minor hit for Tony Bennett (Johnny Mandel arranged and conducted his version as well). It won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year and the Academy Award for Best Original Song. In 2004 the song finished at #77 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs poll of the top in American cinema.
Well-known versions of the song were recorded by Barbra Streisand (on her 1965 album My Name Is Barbra, Two...), by Johnny Mathis (on his 1966 album with the same title), singer Shirley Bassey (on her 1966 album I've Got a Song for You), Andy Williams, Chris Montez, Percy Faith, Rita Reys, Al Martino, Perry Como, Nancy Sinatra, Astrud Gilberto, Peggy Lee, Sammy Davis, Jr., Sarah Vaughan and Frank Sinatra. Connie Francis recorded the song in English, Spanish (La sombra de tu sonrisa), Portuguese (À sombra do teu sorriso) and in Italian (Castelli di sabbia). Trini Lopez included it on his Reprise Records album (Trini).
In the spring of 1966, Tony Bennett would record "The Shadow of Your Smile" for a Columbia Records studio album titled: "The Movie Song Album".The song was the number 1 song on side 2 of the album. Columbia used contracted studio musicians and multiple arrangers to complete the project.
Anthony Dominick Benedetto (born August 3, 1926), known professionally as Tony Bennett, is an American singer of traditional pop standards, big band, show tunes, and jazz. He is also a painter, having created works under the name Anthony Benedetto that are on permanent public display in several institutions. He is the founder of the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria, Queens, New York
Born and raised in Astoria to an Italian-American family, Bennett began singing at an early age. He fought in the final stages of World War II as a U.S. Army infantryman in the European Theater. Afterward, he developed his singing technique, signed with Columbia Records and had his first number-one popular song with "Because of You" in 1951. Several top hits such as "Rags to Riches" followed in the early 1950s. He then refined his approach to encompass jazz singing. He reached an artistic peak in the late 1950s with albums such as The Beat of My Heart and Basie Swings, Bennett Sings. In 1962, Bennett recorded his signature song, "I Left My Heart in San Francisco".
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"The Shadow Of Your Smile"
One day we walked along the sandOne day in early springYou held a piper in your handTo mend its broken wingNow I'll remember many a dayAnd many a lonely mileThe echo of a piper's songThe shadow of a smile
The shadow of your smileWhen you are goneWill color all my dreamsAnd light the dawnLook into my eyes My love and seeAll the lovely things You are to me
Our wistful little starWas far too highA teardrop kissed your lipsAnd so did I Now when I remember springAll the joy that love can bringI will be rememberingThe shadow of your smile
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You are a star...Your voice is amazing ....I see Williamanthony
Happy new year
Happy Autumn!!/ (Little LUCY....very sweet) 3 -1/2 lbs.-- (daughters pup). (out of studio)
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a MOST warm and memorizing sing did a superb sing***************love it ! CC
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Hi William, From the first note my friend I knew his was going to be an awesome rendition from you. This is one of my favorite Tony Bennett songs and your interpretation is wonderful. This could have been your song William and I loved my listen very much! An outstanding 5 star performance! Happy New Year! Regards, Paul
Oh my goodness this is so very nice. I close my eyes and listen and lose myself in the story you sing. Your vocals are smooth and calming. I really enjoyed this. Beautiful sing!Happy New Year to you and yours!Hugs,Jo.
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Hi, William,A very big favorite - Movie and song. . . . You made this into an even more mesmerizingly beautiful songwith this amazing rendition - your voice sounds magical on this,William; loved this!Happy New Year!Blessings,Joyce
Hi William,Beautiful sing my friendI remember my dad playing the Perry Como version on a 75 till it wore outGreat job on this classicHappy New YearsBill / Wolfy
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