Misty (1960)

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Ella in Berlin: Mack the Knife
Disc Number: 
1
Composer: 
Erroll Garner
Lyricist: 
Johnny Burke
Time: 
2:38

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"Misty" is a jazz standard written in 1954 by the pianist Erroll Garner.

Originally composed as an instrumental following the traditional 32-bar format, the tune later had lyrics by Johnny Burke and became the signature song of Johnny Mathis, reaching #12 on the U.S. Pop Singles chart in 1959. It has been covered numerous times, perhaps most notably by Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan (1959), Billy Eckstine (1960), Frank Sinatra and Earl Grant (1961), Lloyd Price (1963), and also by Ray Stevens (1975) as a country song. It was also used as a theme song for NBC's Today Show for most of the 1960s.[citation needed]

Erroll Garner's version of the song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1991,[1] and Johnny Mathis version of the song was inducted in 2002.

The song plays a key role in the plot of the movie Play Misty for Me (1971). Clint Eastwood and Universal paid $25,000 to use the song in the film.

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Okay, True Confessions time. Mojo is not a particular fan of the song "Misty". It ranks right up there with the song "Feelings", as being the sort of song that people sing in talent shows. The same talent shows where a group of friends gets...

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Ella Singing "Misty"

Just what it says--Ella singing "Misty". This was a TV special in 1965, shot in London with the Tommy Flanagan Trio. The comments have a fun argument over who was better, Ella or Sarah Vaughan. Keep the mean fighting over there on YouTube, folks...

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Ella Singing "Misty" 1982

Here' Ella singing "Misty" more than 20 years after the Berlin concert. The lady still got it!

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