Jul 18, 2012
Readers of this blog know that eery year on my lovely wife Nancy's birthday, I post a recording of "Nancy (With the Laughing Face)", written by Phil (Sgt. Bilko) Silvers and Jimmy Van Heusen, and made famous by Frank Sinatra. This year's version is a mellow take by saxophone legend Ben Webster from his The Warm Moods CD. Originally released in 1960, the tenor player is joined by Don Bagley on bass, Frank Capp on drums, Don Trenner on piano, and a string section arranged and conducted by Johnny Richards.
Happy birthday, baby! Thanks for coming into my life and making it so sweet.