Five on Friday Set 141

Posted: Friday, September 28, 2012 by Travis Cody in

There was really  no other choice I could make for Set 141 this week.  I grew up listening to Andy Williams.  His voice always felt like home to me.

 Howard Andrew Williams
3 December 1927 - 25 September 2012

Can't Get Used to Losing You, written by Jerome Pomus/Mort Shuman, as released in 1963

(Where Do I Begin) Love Story, music by Francis Lai, lyrics by Carl Sigman, as released in 1971

Speak Softly Love from The Godfather, music by Nino Rota, lyrics by Larry Kusik, as released by in 1972

Moon River, music by Henry Mancini, lyrics by Johnny Mercer, as released in 1961

The Christmas Song, written by Mel Torme/Bob Wells, as performed in 1962

Dang.  That last one got me choked up.  Rest well, Mr Williams.

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  1. I saw this on Facebook yesterday. Andy was almost exactly one year older than my Dad. I loved Andy! I grew up listening to him and watching him on TV. Dang it. Now I may have to go to iTunes to download some of my favorites.

    Have a lovely weekend, Trav!

  1. Only got to see him perform live once in Vegas back in the late 60s. He was a consumate entertainer. This week is a birthday present for my daughter.

  1. I thought he was a talented fellow and hated to hear of his death. Not my musical cup of tea, of course. But seemed like a good entertaining guy

  1. Anonymous says:

    Felts like home to me, too. Thanks for the tunes. RIP Mr. Williams. And thanks for your tunes, too. GGG

  1. I just posted an Andy Williams track on last week's set.


    Really enjoyed this set, Travis, especially Can't Get Used to Losing You and Moon River.

  1. Jean(ie) says:

    It's a loss, for sure! I remember watching him on TV every Christmas. Have a great weekend, Travis!

  1. R.I.P. Andy. You were loved by many!

  1. I did a tribute to him as well. hopefuly we did not overlap.

  1. It made me sad that yet another link with my parents is now gone. :(

  1. Linda says:

    I still remember watching The Andy Williams Show when I was a kid and thinking that there just weren't enough o's in 'smooth' to describe his style. I don't think that anyone else could ever sing "Moon River" like he did!

  1. Ivanhoe says:

    Love the autumn wolves, Trav!
    Did not grew up with Andy, but just watched a special on him on Bio chanel. Amazing life!
    And of course, Moon River is one of my all time favs!

  1. Akelamalu says:

    He had a fantastic voice that's for sure. He'll be missed.