I think that, as a species, we don’t do well with uncertainty. Is that shadow on the wall a shadow or is it The Wolf coming to get us? I suggest that music can help us turn on the light and see clearly that The Wolf is only a stuffed toy. To that end, I offer a soundtrack for this Wednesday, November 4. 2020. Yes, the lyrics are — if you take them at face value — a fairly predictable 1935 love song, but I encourage you to embellish them in your thoughts, making them as relevant as you can. The song? I BELIEVE IN MIRACLES, by Pete Wendling, George Meyer, and Sam M. Lewis.
A rather plain version by Greta Keller, a starting point, verse and chorus:
Ralph Sutton, Ruby Braff, Milt Hinton, Mousie Alexander:
An early recorded version, by the Dorsey Brothers’ Orchestra with Bob Crosby:
Marty Grosz, Dick Meldonian, Greg Cohen, 1992:
Our very own EarRegulars in 2010 — Jon-Erik Kellso, Pete Martinez, Matt Munisteri, Greg Cohen:
Wingy Manone, Matty Matlock, Eddie Miller, Gil Bowers, Nappy Lamare, Harry Goodman, Ray Bauduc, 1935:
and the wellspring, the inspiration . . . Fats Waller, Bill Coleman, Gene Sedric, Al Casey, Charlie Turner, Harry Dial, 1935:
Love can weave a miracle. Keep believing.
May your happiness increase!