“Emily” was composed by Johnny Mandel, with lyrics by Johnny Mercer, as the title song for the 1964 film The Americanization of Emily. (The song wasn’t sung in the movie, which is the reason that it couldn’t be nominated for an Academy Award.) It has since been recorded by numerous artists, notably Bill Evans and Tony Bennett. “Emily” became particularly associated with Bill Evans, who recorded it for the first time for his 1967 album Further Conversations with Myself. Here’s a bit of Evans genius with Bill on piano, Eddie Gomez on bass, and Marty Morell playing drums.
Enjoy the sights and sounds of traditional jazz and the artists who create it. Here you'll find videos, interviews, photos and a variety of material that is sure to grab your attention. This site is dedicated to the appreciation and preservation of "America's Classical Music."
- Art Tatum Classics
- Emily – Bill Evans
- Cry Me A River – Julie London
- The Flying Scotsman / Wallflower – Gerry Mulligan
- Old Black Magic / Night Train – Louis Prima & Keely Smith
- Walkin’ – Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Billy Cobham
- Satin Doll / Windsong – Mundell Lowe
- What Are You Doing New Years Eve? – Diana Krall
- Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby & Dean Martin Christmas
- The Christmas Song – Nat ‘King’ Cole