Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Happy 86th Birthday, Stephen Sondheim!

I've never seen "West Side Story," "Gypsy," "Sweeney Todd" or "Into the Woods," but I've learned many of Stephen Sondheim's songs by way of cover versions by my favorite singers. "Not a Day Goes By" was the epic moment of Carly Simon's "Torch" album, which like the play from which it was taken was not appreciated when it came out in 1981. Still, it remains my favorite Sondheim song -- and probably every other person who has ever been a fool for love's too. 


James Dwight Williamson said...

Boy I love me some Bernadette Peters with Stephen Sondheim .

Unknown said...

Torch was the album that really introduced standards to me. I loved Linda Ronstadt's What's New also, but Torch had a completely different feel and will always be a favorite.

Dave in Texas