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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