Nina Simone & Doris Day - "Something Wonderful"
I have been in love with this song for years. Honestly, I was never really one for the musical “The King & I” so I’d overlooked this song. Then after performing in a show based on the music Rogers & Hammerstein and hearing the incomparable Alli Mauzey sing this number night after night I fell in love. I heard every lyric, understood every word, felt myself living the life this song describes.
Maybe it was Mauzey’s talent, or our amazing voice teacher on the piano putting the song right in our hearts, but this song will always be the ultimate song about loves dedication. I won’t forget that show, this song, or her voice singing it. Unfortunately I don’t have any footage of that show, but I DO have my memories, and the closest I can come to the depth of Mauzey’s performance is the delicate trill of Doris Day, blended with the tempered deep urgency of Nina Simone.
So today, with loves dedication washing over me, I choose Nina Simone & Doris Day’s versions of "Something Wonderful" by Rogers & Hammerstein as my, a million dreams, believe in them, that’s enough, song for a, lift him up, hold him close, need him, song for a wonderful, wonderful Thursday.