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Tony Bennett – What a Wonderful World – KD Lang

What a Wonderful World

Tony Bennett & KD Lang

What a Wonderful World and What a Wonderful Song. No one has ever matched Louie Armstrong’s renditioin but this one with Tony and KD comes real close. Beautiful !

What a Wonderful World” is a song written by Bob Thiele (as “George Douglas”) and George David Weiss. It was first recorded by Louis Armstrong and released as a single in 1967. Armstrong’s recording was inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999.

Intended as an antidote for the increasingly racially and politically charged climate of everyday life in the United States, the song also has a hopeful, optimistic tone with regard to the future, with reference to babies being born into the world and having much to look forward to. The song was initially offered to Tony Bennett, who turned it down. Thereafter, it was offered to Louis Armstrong. George Weiss recounts in the book Off the Record: Songwriters on Songwriting by Graham Nash that he wrote the song specifically for Louis Armstrong. Weiss was inspired by Armstrong’s ability to bring people of different races together. The song was not initially a hit in the United States, where it sold fewer than 1,000 copies because ABC Records head Larry Newton did not like the song and therefore did not promote it, but was a major success in the United Kingdom, reaching number one on the UK Singles Chart. 

Tony Bennett did go on to cover “What A Wonderful World” several times, as in 2003 with K.D. Lang, paying homage to Bennett’s friend Armstrong.

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