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Subject: One of Johnny Mandel's most LUSH arrangements, though he did not write it, was his GRAMMY Award-winning effort he did on Shirley Horn's classic LP "Here's To LIfe". -I play it on a loop every week, so pretty! ...
The title track "Here's to Life" became Horn's signature song. The music was written by Artie Butler and the poignant lyrics were written by Phyllis Molinary. The lyric is known, world-wide, as one of her finest works and the song is considered a "modern day jazz standard." "If You Love Me" is her interpretation of the passionate "Hymne ŕ l'amour", made famous by Edith Piaf. "Summer" is the first English version of the Italian standard "Estate". Horn ordered English lyrics after hearing Joao Gilberto's version, which spread the song's worldwide fame.