What a Wonderful World

27 02 2012

What a Wonderful World—B. Thiele/G. D. Weiss, 1968 (Recorded February 27, 2012) I watched part of the Academy Awards ceremony last night, and I was impressed by Esperanza Spalding’s interpretation of this lump-in-the-throat ballad during her “In Memoriam” tribute to the Hollywood people who died in the past year. I’ve played the tune many times over the years, and, sentimental me, I like it, so I thought I’d put up a quick version this morning before heading out to work. I sing it straight and play the Epiphone banjo ukulele, with a nod at the end of the track to the song’s originator, Louis Armstrong. Pops had a million-selling hit with it in 1968.



2 responses

27 02 2012
Dave Davies

lovely! Thanks Patsy.

27 02 2012
Patsy Monteleone

Thanks for checking in!

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