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 (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 a jazz instrumental with music composed and first 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.

“Record producer, songwriter, composer, and arranger Quincy Jones recorded two arrangements of ‘Cast Your Fate to the World’ almost a decade apart – first, in 1963 for the album Quincy Jones Plays Hip Hits, and again 1971 for the album Smackwater Jack.”

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):

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