Music arrangement was by the prolific Belford Hendricks who also wrote the arrangements for the songs "You Send Me", "Cupid", "Chain Gang","(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons", and "A Change Is Gonna Come". Stupid cell phone.
 Released on April 14, 1960, by Keen Records, it had been recorded during an impromptu session the previous year in March 1959, at Sam Cooke's last recording session at Keen. Lous was a true gift to the world. , *sales figures based on certification alone^shipments figures based on certification alone, "(What a) Wonderful World" redirects here. Jane RN, St Louis, MO, “What a wonderful world”, is a song that means so much to my family, Louis was one of my Dad`s favourites, (and my 4 siblings and I grew up loving Louis also) and he requested this song to be played at his funeral, We complied with our Dad`s wishes. Upon seeing a photo posted with an update on his status, it struck me that he very much favors the Great Satchmo, and might be a great fit to play the part. However, Louis was not the first singer to whom he offered “What A Wonderful World.” History has since revealed that Tony Bennett had, first of all, turned the song down flat. Great to hear that from you.
Fingers crossed :0). I listen now to it daily with others. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.  Cooke wanted to steer the song toward the subject of schooling, revised the song and decided to cut it at a recording session on March 2, 1959, five days after completing his Billie Holiday tribute album, Tribute to the Lady. My late uncle, Art Pilkington of Toronto, had an extensive collection of Louis’ recordings, including reel to reels and records given to him as gifts.
. Simon and Garfunkel with James Taylor version, sfn error: no target: CITEREFGuralnick2005 (, CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (, Bluto's a Zit – Animal House (5/10) Movie CLIP (1978) HD, YouTube, "Mafia 3's Excellent Soundtrack Revealed, Contains These 100-Plus Songs", The Irish Charts – Search Results – Wonderful World", "Item Display – RPM – Library and Archives Canada", "Herman's Hermits Chart History (Hot 100)", "British single certifications – Sam Cooke – Wonderful World", Full lyrics of this song (as sung by Sam Cooke), Full lyrics of this song (as sung by Art Garfunkel), There's a Kind of Hush All Over the World, Into Something Good: The Mickie Most Years 1964–72, Don't Go Out into the Rain (You're Going to Melt), https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wonderful_World_(Sam_Cooke_song)&oldid=982727293, Billboard Adult Contemporary number-one singles, RPM Adult Contemporary number-one singles, Pages using infobox song with unknown parameters, Articles with unsourced statements from September 2019, Articles with trivia sections from February 2017, Certification Table Entry usages for United Kingdom, Pages using certification Table Entry with shipments figures, Pages using certification Table Entry with sales footnote, Pages using certification Table Entry with shipments footnote, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 9 October 2020, at 23:16. The original Sam Cooke version of the song comprised the title soundtrack of the 2005 film Hitch. And he knew that that special voice would be unmatched in delivering the message the song brings. 9), Louis Armstrong Hot Five and Hot Seven Sessions, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=What_a_Wonderful_World&oldid=983742678, Wikipedia articles needing factual verification from May 2019, Short description is different from Wikidata, Certification Table Entry usages for Denmark, Pages using certification Table Entry with streaming figures, Certification Table Entry usages for Italy, Pages using certification Table Entry with sales figures, Certification Table Entry usages for United Kingdom, Certification Table Entry usages for United States, Pages using certification Table Entry with shipments figures, Pages using certification Table Entry with shipments footnote, Pages using certification Table Entry with streaming footnote, Articles lacking reliable references from February 2016, Articles sourced by IMDb from February 2016, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 16 October 2020, at 00:16. Read about its recording and Armstrong’s final days. Standing on the Corner (Blue Yodel No. My dad, George David Weiss was inspired to write it by what he considered all of Louis’ humanitarian work around the globe. Louis Armstrong - What a wonderful world ( 1967 ) - YouTube Nevertheless, he was soon home, working on his home recordings and creating collages for the boxes in which he kept his reel-to-reel tapes. Bob may have shown the song to Tony Bennett as well, but I can tell you that ‘World’ was written specifically for Louis. The nonexistent Campbell was also listed on the record labels for two other Cooke hits: "Only Sixteen" and "Everybody Loves to Cha Cha Cha.
Sam always told me, 'You got to be talking to somebody.' "Wonderful World" ended up doing substantially better on the charts than several of his early RCA singles, becoming his biggest hit single since "You Send Me" (1957).
 Melua, who considers Cassidy one of her musical idols, had previously sung with Cassidy in this manner on Christmas Eve 2006, when she performed "Over the Rainbow" on the BBC One television program Duets Impossible with a videotape of Cassidy singing the song.. That song was LOUIS and nobody else. I have a right to sing the blues too!
Read about its recording and Armstrong’s final days. Recently actor Tracey Morgan has been in the news following that horrific accident. He still kept working and did so right up until March 1971 when he had a two-week run at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City. Particularly in the United Kingdom, where a copy of the song, produced by Karl Jenkins and Mike Ratledge and with vocals sung by Barbadian Tony Jackson, a backing singer for Paul Young, appeared in "Bath", a well-remembered, Roger Lyons-directed 1985 advertisement for Levi's 501 jeans.  The next week, the song rose 44 positions to number one while also debuting at number one on the UK Singles Chart, becoming both Cassidy's and Melua's first number-one single in the United Kingdom. Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?
After appearing in the film Good Morning, Vietnam, the song was re-released as a single in 1988, and it rose to number 32 on the Billboard Hot 100.
In November the same year, it peaked at number 19 in Sweden and became a minor hit in Walloon Belgium. ElKader Ben Bouzid, Your email address will not be published. It is funny how generations can learn from past ones if they choose to . “What a Wonderful World” was written in 1968 during the time of the Vietnam War. It stills brings tears 7 years on but it was my way of honouring a WONDERFUL husband of 54 years. Alexander, Lou Rawls, and George McCurn (nicknamed Oopie).
He was a black man that white men/women could look up to and admire. But even at this stage, Louis Armstrong was a man whose health was beginning to let him down. Well, thank heavens Louis Armstrong didn’t stay in New Orleans and instead chose to spread the word that is jazz around the globe.
We hope to do a Louis Armstrong celebration in 2015 and, of course, would like to include that piece, although it’s never the same when someone else sings it.
Its 1986 success was attributed to sound-alike versions featured in the film Witness (1985) and a Levi's 501 television commercial.
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