Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Song of the Day # 1,122 Johnny Mathis

Today seems to be the day for doomed wounded romance. Sorry, it happens to be St. Valentine's Day too but that's purely coincidental. To start with, the original version of Wild is the Wind from the 1957 film of the same name. Mathis' version lacks the genius later imbued in the song by Nina Simone and David Bowie but is nevertheless entirely epic within its two and a half time span. He was twenty one years old when he recorded it.

1 comment:

  1. Johnny Mathis. One of my all-time heroes and favorites. What a voice. For the ages.