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Straight No Chaser - A Jazz Show


Straight No Chaser is the place for jazz lovers (and those who will soon be jazz lovers) to enjoy podcasts with their favorite music and artists. Winner of the 2017 JazzTimes Readers' Poll for Best Podcast, your host Jeffrey Siegel will take you inside the world of jazz, from the new releases to the best festiva;s to remembrances of jazz legends.

"Nancy (With the Laughing Face)"

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.