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 (as “Cast Your Fate to the Winds” 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. Included on the album Jazz Impressions of Black Orpheus, the title on the label contained a printing error and, at least some copies of the album, 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 was #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 Winds” (1963):
Sounds Orchestral, “Cast Your Fate to the Wind” (1964):
Quincy Jones, “Cast Your Fate to the Wind” (1971):