Who Sang Happiness Is Just a Thing Called Joe? Abbey Lincoln

Abbey Lincoln That's Him! cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1957
length: 5:57
producer: Orrin Keepnews and Bill Grauer, Jr.
engineer: Jack Higgins
vocal: Abbey Lincoln
bass: Paul Chambers
drums (drum set): Max Roach
piano: Wynton Kelly
tenor saxophone: Sonny Rollins
trumpet: Kenny Dorham
composer: Harold Arlen
lyricist: Yip Harburg
It seem like happiness is just a thing called Joe
He got a smile that make the lilac wanna grow
He got a way that make the angels heave a sigh
When they know little Joe's passing by
Sometime the cabin gloomy and the table bare
Soon he kiss me and its Christmas everywhere
Trouble fly away and life is easy go
Does he love me good? that's all I has to know
Seem like happiness is just a thing called Joe

(repeat above)

Little Joe, little Joe, little Joe

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Strong Man
  • 2 Happiness Is Just a Thing Called Joe
  • 3 My Man
  • 4 Tender as a Rose
  • 5 That's Him
  • 6 I Must Have That Man
  • 7 Porgy
  • 8 When a Woman Loves a Man
  • 9 Don't Explain