While I most often sing the Sarah Vaughan rendition of this jazz standard, first up is the rendition by Julie London. Composed as an instrumental by jazz pianist Erroll Garner, it followed the traditional 32-bar format and was first recorded for Garner’s 1955 album Contrasts.  In 1955 Johnny Burke added lyrics to the tune. It became the signature song of Johnny Mathis, appearing on his 1959 album Heavenly and reaching #12 on the U.S. Pop Singles chart later that year.

Performed by Julie London

Performed live by Sarah Vaughan
She recorded the song in 1958 during her stay in Paris.


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