"The Wayward Wind"
Written by Stanley Lebowsky & Herb Newman
Recorded by artists as diverse as Patsy Cline and Neil Young, it was the signature tune for Gogi Grant, released in 1956.
Grant was born Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg in 1924 (Philadelphia) and passed away in 2016 (Los Angeles.) She was signed to Era records in 1955. Most of her recordings stem from that year through 1969, though she continued performing for several decades. Her first release, "Suddenly There's A Valley" (1955) was a moderate hit but it was the following year she topped the charts with Wayward. Unfortunately, she never achieved the same chart status again.
Collectively, songwriters Lebowsky & Newman composed such hits as "Fosse," "And Her Name Is Scarlett," "The Birds And The Bees" and "Take Off With Us,"