Who Sang When Lights Are Low? Benny Carter & American Jazz Orchestra

American Jazz Orchestra Central City Sketches cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1988
length: 5:03
producer: Leroy Parkins
conductor: John Lewis
piano: John Lewis
trumpet: Marvin Stamm, Virgil Jones, Bob Millikan and John Eckert
orchestra: American Jazz Orchestra
engineer: Gregory K. Squires
arranger: Benny Carter
bass: Ron Carter
guitar: Remo Palmier
tenor saxophone: Loren Schoenberg
trombone: Britt Woodman, Jack Jeffers, Eddie Bert and Jimmy Knepper
reeds: Danny Bank
drums (drum set): Mel Lewis
woodwind: Lew Tabackin, John Purcell and Bill Easley
orchestrator: Benny Carter
Some other versions of "When Lights Are Low"

Lyrics
Listen to the melody entrancing
Blending in a soft and sweet refrain
As around the floor, dear, we are dancing
Swaying to a fascinating strain

Sweet music soft and mellow
Soothing and slow
Strains of a mellow 'cello
When lights are low
Dear, we're so close together I love you so
Why think about the weather
When lights are low
Two hearts revealing
Music hath charms
Life's so appealing
With inspiration, in your arms
Our lips meeting soft and tender
Love's all aglow
Why shouldn't we surrender
When lights are low

Listen how happy hearts are beating
Like the ocean beats upon the sand
And our feet in rhythm keep repeating
Ev'ry little movement of the band

Sweet music soft and mellow
Soothing and slow
Strains of a mellow 'cello
When lights are low
Dear, we're so close together I love you so
Why think about the weather
When lights are low
Two hearts revealing
Music hath charms
Life's so appealing
With inspiration, in your arms
Our lips meeting soft and tender
Love's all aglow
Why shouldn't we surrender
When lights are low

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Doozy (Second version)
  • 2 When Lights Are Low
  • 3 A Kiss from You
  • 4 Sleep
  • 5 Central City Blues
  • 6 Hello
  • 7 People
  • 8 Promenade
  • 9 Remember
  • 10 Sky Dance
  • 11 Lonesome Nights
  • 12 Doozy
  • 13 Easy Money
  • 14 Symphony in Riffs
  • 15 Souvenir
  • 16 Blues in My Heart

  • Release information
    label: Jazz Heritage
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 717794221121
    script: Latin