Tuesday, 3 July 2018

95th birthday of Johnny Hartman

(Born 3 July 1923, Houma, Louisiana, US)
CRITICALLY accomplished balladist who records widely, including the 1963 classic John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman with tenor and soprano saxophonist John Coltrane
(John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman“My one and only love” [personnel: Coltrane, tenor saxophone, Hartman, vocals; McCoy Tyner, piano; Jimmy Garrison, bass; Elvin Jones, drums; recorded: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, US, 7 March 1963])
Lyrics: “My one and only love”

The very thought of you makes my heart sing
Like an April breeze on the wings of spring
And you appear in all your splendor
My one and only love

The shadows fall and spread their mystic charms
In the hush of night while you're in my arms
I feel your lips, so warm and tender
My one and only love

The touch of your hand is like heaven
A heaven that I've never known
The blush on your cheek whenever I speak
Tells me that you are my own

You fill my eager heart with such desire
Every kiss you give sets my soul on fire
I give myself in sweet surrender
My one and only love
My one and only love

(Composition: Guy B Wood and Robert Mellin)
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