Wednesday, July 13, 2011

"What A Wonderful World"

OK, back to the 60's: This bright and optimist '68 Thiele/Weiss composition was a breath of fresh air amidst the turmoil of the late 60's. First offered to Tony Bennett who declined it. Louis Armstrong recorded it for $250 so his orchestra could get paid! The biggest hit single in the UK in '68, it was not promoted in the U.S. "Discovered" in the U.S. in '87 as part of the "Good Morning, Vietnam" soundtrack, it peaked at #32 in '88. This was THE last song performed on-stage by the late great Eva Cassidy before her untimely death in '96. Beautiful medley with "Over The Rainbow" by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole in '93.

Yesterday's answer: "Let It Be Me". One of my all-time faves. You haven't lived until you hear Phil and Don doing this live on stage.​ch?v=k4n4UQtJRpw​ch?v=XIJbXJ5sot8​ch?v=WvREm7w4slk​ch?v=i22xbY4u2​ch?v=6WL-wpIlxmwiI​ch?v=jA7PY5qaJyU

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