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Uploaded on Jan 24, 2011
Composed by Ben Tucker. Recorded by Dave Bailey Quintet on October 6, 1961, six weeks ahead of Herbie Mann's recording at the Village Gate.
Released on Two Feet in the Gutter (Epic BA 17021) in 1961. Personnel: Frank Haynes (ts), Bill Hardman (t), Billy Gardner (p), Ben Tucker (b), Dave Bailey (d). Big thanks to Roel "Snowybowie" Vos for audio support.
The first vocal version was recorded by Mel Tormé in September 1962 on Atlantic (words by Bob Dorough). Issued as a single, it peaked at # 13 UK and # 35 US early the following year. Enjoy !