03 September 2011

Summer Wind

Bing Crosby - "Summer Wind" (Recorded September 1977 and released in 1977). Music by Heinz Meier a.k.a Henry Mayer, lyrics by Johnny Mercer, 1965. Produced by Ken Barnes, arranged by Pete Moore. Recorded at CBS Studios, Whitfield Street, London. From the last album Bing recorded, Seasons. (The visual part of this video is partially irrelevant; someone's self-promotion. The song plays just fine.)
Released by Polydor Records on an LP album and cassette tape titled Seasons.Bing also recorded "Summer Wind" for a BBC broadcast, later released on an LP titled The Final Chapter - His Last Songs Ever Recorded.

"Summer Wind" was also recorded by Peter Duchin, Wayne Newton (who recorded it first), Frank Sinatra (who had the biggest hit with it), Roger Williams, and by "The Columbia Musical Treasuries Orchestra And Chorus".