Who Sang How Sweet It Is (to Be Loved by You)? Joe Williams & Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra

Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra Presenting Joe Williams and Thad Jones / Mel Lewis: The Jazz Orchestra cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1968
length: 2:33
piano: “Sir” Roland Hanna
vocal: Joe Williams
guitar: Sam Herman
bass: Richard Davis
flugelhorn: Thad Jones
saxophone: Jerome Richardson, Jerry Dodgion, Joe Farrell, Pepper Adams and Eddie Daniels
trombone: Cliff Heather, Bob Brookmeyer, Garnett Brown and Tom McIntosh
trumpet: Richard Williams, Snooky Young, Jimmy Nottingham and Bill Berry
drums (drum set): Mel Lewis
lyricist: Eddie Holland
composer: Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland
How sweet it is to be loved by you
How sweet it is to be loved by you
I needed the shelter of someone's arms and there you were
I needed someone to understand my ups and downs and there you were
With sweet love and devotion
Deeply touching my emotions
I want to stop and thank you baby
I want to stop and thank you baby
How sweet it is to be loved by you
How sweet it is to be loved by you

I close my eyes at night
And wonder what would I be without you in my life
Everything was just a bore
All the things I did seems I'd done'em before
But you brighten up for me all of my days
With a love so sweet in so many ways
I want to stop and thank you baby
I want to stop and thank you baby
How sweet it is to be loved by you
How sweet it is to be loved by you

You were better to me than I've been to myself
For me, there's you and nobody else
I want to stop and thank you baby
I want to stop and thank you baby
How sweet it is to be loved by you
How sweet it is to be loved by you
How sweet it is to be loved by you

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Get Out of My Life Woman
  • 2 Woman's Got Soul
  • 3 Nobody Knows the Way I Feel This Morning
  • 4 Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You
  • 5 How Sweet It Is (to Be Loved by You)
  • 6 Keep Your Hand on Your Heart
  • 7 Evil Man Blues
  • 8 Come Sunday
  • 9 Smack Dab in the Middle
  • 10 It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
  • 11 Hallelujah, I Love Her So
  • 12 Night Time Is the Right Time