WONDERFUL WORLD

Latest update on 19/01/2017

Artist: Sam Cooke
Author: Barbara Campbell/Lou Adler/Herb Alpert
Label: Keen
Year: 1960

N°2 R&B. Barbara Campbell was an alias for Sam Cooke (it's the name of his widow). N°2 UK & n°1 NL following a Levi's commercial.

Covers:

1960:

Sam & Dave

1965:

Otis Redding

1965:

Herman's Hermits [top 5 US, top 10 UK]

1965:

Furys [as Ce monde merveilleux]

1974:

Bryan Ferry

1975:

David Bromberg

1975:

Kenny Vance

1976:

Joe Simon [als What A Wonderful World]

1976:

Johnny Nash [idem]

1978:

Art Garfunkel [with James Taylor and Paul Simon; top 20 US]

1985:

Greg Chapman [in film Witness]

1988:

Terence Trent D'Arby

1989:

Don McLean

1992:

Maloko

2009:

Rod Stewart

2016:

Susan Boyle [title track lp]

Not to be confused with What A Wonderful World (Bob Thiele/George David Weiss),introduced by Louis Armstrong in '67 (n°1 UK), later used in film Good Morning Vietnam.

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