SHADOW OF YOUR SMILE, The

Latest update on 14/05/2012

Artist: Johnny Mandel
Author: Johnny Mandel/Paul Francis Webster
Label: MGM
Year: 1965

Three versions in film The Sandpiper. Later Paul Francis Webster added lyrics. Academy Award winner. Johnny Mandel also wrote Theme From M.A.S.H.

Covers:

1965:

Tony Bennett [love theme in film The Sandpiper; vocal version]

1965:

Barbra Streisand

1966:

Herb Alpert

1966:

Boots Randolph

1966:

Perry Como

1966:

Juliette Gréco [as Le Sourire de mon amour]

1967:

Astrud Gilberto [idem]

1968:

Delfonics

1969:

Stevie Wonder

1969:

Woody Herman

2000:

Voice Male

2003:

Aaron Neville

2012:

Glenn Frey

Hundreds of versions during the bossa nova craze. The writing of this song was commissioned twice. Unbeknown of each other's assignment, two songwriting teams competed on the same job. On the losing side was Johnny Mercer, so he never could stand this song. "By the way", he witfully noticed, "The Shadow Of Your Smile, is that suggesting the lady's got a mustache or something?"

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