Songs with Earlier Histories Than the Hit Version

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Cast Your Fate to the Wind

Written and first recorded by The Vince Guarldi Trio (US #22/MOR #9 1962).
Also recorded by Quincy Jones (1963 |1971).
Other hit versions by Mel Torme (AUS #13 1964), Sounds Orchestral (US #10/MOR #1/UK #5 1964).

From the wiki: “‘Cast Your Fate To The Wind’ is an American Jazz instrumental with music composed, and which was originally recorded, by Vince Guaraldi. It won a Grammy Award for Best Original Jazz Composition in 1963. t was included on the album Jazz Impressions of Black Orpheus and, at least some copies of the album, the title on the label contained a printing error: It read ‘Cast Your Faith To The Wind’, an unintentionally comic twist to the sentiment of the song. In Australia, a vocal version by Mel Tormé (with lyrics by Carel Werber) was a hit in 1963. In 1965 the British group Sounds Orchestral redirected the song away from Jazz to more of a ‘nightclub sound’. That version attained #5 in the UK, #10 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and #1 for three weeks in May, 1964 on the US Easy Listening chart.”

Quincy Jones, “Cast Your Fate to the Wind” (1963):

Mel Torme, “Cast Your Fate to the Wind” (1963):

Sounds Orchestral, “Cast Your Fate to the Wind” (1964):

Quincy Jones, “Cast Your Fate to the Wind” (1971):

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