The song of the day for Wednesday, November 15, 2017 is “What a Wonderful World.”
About This Song
“What a Wonderful World” was written in 1967 by Bob Thiele (as George Douglas) and George David Weiss. Written at a time of great political and racial unrest in America, “What A Wonderful World” was a kind, gentle and positive song that was very well received. Louis Armstrong recorded it first and it was a big hit for him, selling over a million singles. Even though this song has been recorded by many fine artists, including Tony Bennett, it remains closely identified with Louis Armstrong.
About This Version
Tony Bennett and k.d. lang recorded “What a Wonderful World” in 2002 for their album A Wonderful World.
“What a Wonderful World,” as well as A Wonderful World, is available from iTunes.
As a treat today, here is a 1967 recording of “What a Wonderful World” featuring Louis Armstrong. Peace, everyone, peace.