Who Sang I'm Beginning to See the Light? Ella Fitzgerald & The Count Basie Orchestra

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Release information
Release Date: 1963-9
length: 4:08
recording engineer: Val Valentin
arranger: Quincy Jones
alto saxophone: Marshall Royal and Frank Foster
flute: Frank Wess
tenor saxophone: Eric Dixon
piano: Count Basie
double bass: Buddy Catlett
baritone saxophone: Charlie Fowlkes
guitar: Freddie Green
lead vocals: Ella Fitzgerald
trombone: Grover Mitchell, Henry Coker, Benny Powell and Urbie Green
trumpet: Sonny Cohn
drums (drum set): Sonny Payne
lyricist: Don George
composer: Duke Ellington, Johnny Hodges, Harry James
I never cared much for moonlit skies
I never wink back at fireflies
But now that the stars are in your eyes
I'm beginning to see the light

I never went in for afterglow
Or candlelight on the mistletoe
But now when you turn the lamp down low
I'm beginning to see the light

Used to ramble through the park
Shadowboxing in the dark
Then you came and caused a spark
That's a four-alarm fire now

I never made love by lantern-shine
I never saw rainbows in my wine
But now that your lips are burning mine
I'm beginning to see the light

Vinyl 1
  • 1 Honeysuckle Rose
  • 2 'Deed I Do
  • 3 Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall
  • 4 Them There Eyes
  • 5 Dream a Little Dream of Me
  • 6 Tea for Two
  • 7 Satin Doll
  • 8 I'm Beginning to See the Light
  • 9 Shiny Stockings
  • 10 My Last Affair
  • 11 Ain't Misbehavin'
  • 12 On the Sunny Side of the Street