Who Can I Turn To?
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"Who Can I Turn To?" is a popular song. It may be alternatively titled "Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)".
It was written by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley and published in 1964. The song was introduced in the musical The Roar of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd, which struggled in the United Kingdom in 1964 and then made a tour of the United States later that year. In 1964 Shirley Bassey recorded the song and released it as a single, however it failed to chart. Recorded by Tony Bennett, "Who Can I Turn To?" became a hit, reaching number 33 on the US pop singles chart and the top 5 of the Adult Contemporary chart. So fuelled, the musical arrived on Broadway for a successful run, and the song became one of Bennett's staples. He later re-recorded the song as a duet with Queen Latifah in 2011 on Duets II and with Gloria Estefan for his 2012 album, Viva Duets.
American tenor Jan Peerce recorded "Who Can I Turn To?" for his 1965 album Pop Goes Peerce.
Wynton Marsalis covered it on his first, eponymous album (1981).
Jazz pianist Bill Evans recorded the song, both with his trio and with Tony Bennett.
Nancy Wilson recorded the song on her 1965 album, Gentle Is My Love.
Australian baritone Anthony Warlow recorded the song on his 1994 album Midnight Dreaming.
Della Reese recorded the song on her album Della Reese Live In Hollywood In 1966.
Miles Davis second great quintet (sans Ron Carter with bass duties handled by Richard Davis played the song live at the Oriental Theatre in May, 1966. This is the only existing version of the song as played by the quintet and is captured on "Miles Davis Quintet - Live at the Oriental Theatre 1966," released in June, 2014.
- "Song of the Day: Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me) | The Year of Tony Bennett". Bloggingtonybennett.com. 2012-10-09. Retrieved 2016-09-27.
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