Who Sang The Song Is You? Gene Ammons

Gene Ammons Velvet Soul cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1964
producer: Esmond Edwards
arranger: Oliver Nelson
alto saxophone: Oliver Nelson
baritone saxophone: Bob Ashton
piano: Richard Wyands
tenor saxophone: George Barrow, Red Holloway and Gene Ammons
trumpet: Clark Terry and Hobart Dotson
recording engineer: Rudy van Gelder
congas: Ray Barretto
drums (drum set): Billy English
double bass: Wendell Marshall
lyricist: Oscar Hammerstein II
composer: Jerome Kern
I hear music when I look at you,
A beautiful theme of every
Dream I ever knew.
Down deep in my heart I hear it play.
I feel it start, then melt away.

I hear music when I touch your hand,
A beautiful melody
From some enchanted land.
Down deep in my heart, I hear it say,
Is this the day?

I alone have heard this lovely strain,
I alone have heard this glad refrain,
Must it be forever inside of me,
Why can't I let it go,
Why can't I let you know,
Why can't I let you know the song
My heart would sing?

That beautiful rhapsody
Of love and youth and spring,
The music is sweet,
The words are true
The song is you.

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Velvet Soul
  • 2 In Sid's Thing
  • 3 Salome's Tune
  • 4 Light 'n' Up
  • 5 The Song Is You
  • 6 A Stranger in Town