Originally written for the Dick Van Dyke Show, this Cy Coleman & Carolyn Leigh tune became a big hit for Blossom Dearie in 1958 and again later for Peggy Lee. Blossom’s trio on Once Upon A Summertime consists of Mundell Lowe on guitar and the great rhythm section of Ray Brown on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums.
You might recognize the tune most recently as a mash-up with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s “Spread Your Love” in this ad for The Cosmopolitan Hotel – Las Vegas.
Here’s a live clip featuring Bing Crosy & Peggy Lee.
Happy 4th of July!
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Jul 04 2012
Following the success of Sinatra’s successful compilation, This Is Sinatra!, Capitol Records followed suit in August of 1957 with a collection of previously released singles from the great Nat “King” Cole.
The lp This is Nat “King” Cole reached #18 on the Billboard album chart and featured the timeless Cy Coleman/Joseph McCarthy ballad, “I’m Gonna Laugh You Out of My Life”. More great recordings of the song followed by the likes of Sarah Vaughan, Peggy Lee, Johnny Mathis and Nancy Wilson but Nat’s was the first. The arrangement is by Nelson Riddle.
I’m gonna laugh you right out of my life
Make it a beautiful joke
No one will know you broke my heart
But if I find you and I…really meant that last goodbye
Then, I’m gonna laugh so hard I’ll cry.
Here’s a great live performance of the tune featuring Stevie Wonder’s daughter, Aisha Morris.
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Jun 27 2012
More info on Jenny O. and tour dates HERE.
Jun 25 2012
Support 826LA, a non-profit writing & tutoring center for young authors & poets. June 14th, 2012 – 7:30p, The Broad Stage – Santa Monica CA – Hosted by Judd Apatow, featuring Jon Brion and very special guests. Tix & info HERE.
Jun 08 2012