What A Wonderful World

Nineteen-sixty-seven was a good year. I wasn't born yet, therefore things were easier... On May 25th my football (the one played with feet) team, Glasgow Celtic, won the European Cup - the biggest prize in European club football - defeating Inter Milan 2-1 in Lisbon. And a man they called "Satchmo" - Louis Armstrong - released the song I used as the post title.

Three years later Celtic reached the European Cup Final again, this time losing 2-1 in extra time to the Dutch side Feyenoord in Milan. I was still non-existant, and Louis Armstrong recorded 'What A Wonderful World' again, this time with Oliver Nelson's Orchestra. This version had a spoken introduction from Satchmo himself. Sit back and enjoy:

I believe we have an obligation, as the 'dominant species' on the planet, to protect the balance of nature. As the man said:

"Seems to me, it ain't the world that's so bad, but what we're doing to it..."


Mel said...

Welcome to the cyber world :)
That's a great song choice, and your quote from it couldn't be more right.
We can make a difference :)

Q said...

Dear Tommy,
Thank you! I enjoyed hearing his voice again.
We can and do make a difference!

Tommy said...

Glad you enjoyed it.