Happiness Is A Warm Fun

From ‘Get Happy’ to ‘Oh Happy Day’, we have mixed 21 ‘Jazz With Some Soul and Some Latin Music‘ tunes around the theme of ‘Happiness‘. It has Ray Conniff & Singers, Dave Brubeck, Peruchin & Charlie Palmieri, Dizzy Gillespie and many more.

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IMAGE : park Photo by Joel Bombardier
INFORMATIONS

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts : Harold Arlen sang in the synagogue and studied piano. In 1929he wrote his first hit song, “Get Happy”. Arlen’s particulargenius was for music in the blues genre.

Wikipedia : “Happy Talk” is sung by Bloody Mary to the American lieutenant Joe Cable, about having a happy life, after he begins romancing her daughter Liat. Liat performs the song with hand gestures as Mary sings.

Breath of Life : “Felicidade†is from the 1959 motion picture soundtrack Black Orpheus, which features music by Antônio Carlos Jobim and the poetry of Vinicius de Moraes.

All About Jazz : The band then kicks it up a notch with Mike Hughes’ “Happy Time,” which has LaBarbara changing moods with a blistering solo up and down the scales.

Ray Conniff on MySpace Music : Vera and RayDuring the 70′s Ray performed his new show “Happiness Is Music” throughout South America, Japan and England (including the prestigious Royal Albert Hall in London). He also performed at the White House during the Vietnam War. In 1974, Ray was the first pop artist from the West asked to go to Russia to record an album in Moscow.

Peggy Lee : But the pieces are falling into place. Tonight’s a happy time. Peggy Lee is “at home” surrounded by friends, fellow professionals, doting help, and Sir (a poodle) and Sungi La (a Lhasa Apso). A hostess aims to show a New Yorker what Western hospitality can be.

I’m Learning To Share! : Larry Hooper (1917 – 1983) joined Lawrence Welk’s ‘Musical Family’ in 1948, about three years prior to the premier of Welk’s musical variety TV program.

Answers.com : One of the greatest pianists in the history of Cuban music, Pedro “Peruchin” Justiz made his name in Havana’s descarga (jam session) craze of the ’50s; along with Ruben Gonzalez, Lili Martinez, and Bebo Valdes, he was instrumental in shifting the piano into a much more rhythmic role in Afro-Cuban music.

Answers.com : One of the greatest pianists in the history of Cuban music, Pedro “Peruchin” Justiz made his name in Havana’s descarga (jam session) craze of the ’50s; along with Ruben Gonzalez, Lili Martinez, and Bebo Valdes, he was instrumental in shifting the piano into a much more rhythmic role in Afro-Cuban music.

PLAYLIST : Dizzy Gillespie – Get Happy (3.41) . Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley – Happy Talk (2.25) . Gal Costa – Felicidade (3.4) . Buddy Rich – Happy Time (3.57) . Ray Conniff & Singers – Happiness Is (2.1) . Peggy Lee – Happy Holiday (1.56) . Lawrence Welk Feat. Larry Hooper – Oh Happy Day (2.51) . Peruchin & Charlie Palmieri – Sometimes I’m Happy (2.51) . Dave Baby Cortez – Happy Organ (2.07) . Jimmy Soul – If You Wanna Be Happy (2.23) . Ivan Lins e Hamilton de Holanda – A Gente Merece Ser Feliz (4.47) . Ray Barretto – Happy Birthday Everybody (2.42) . Duke Ellington – Slap Happy (3.05) . Dave Brubeck – I Want To Be Happy (6.35) . The Paragons – Happy Go Lucky Girl (3.1) . Quincy Jones – Happy Faces (2.44) . Tito Gomez – Ahora Seremos Felices (2.51) . Aretha Franklin – The Happy Blues (2.29) . Johnny Tilotson – True. True Happiness (2.31) . Mel Torme – Happy together (2.26) . Don Robertson – The Happy Whistler (2.25) .

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