Who Sang The Nearness of You? Johnny Hodges

Johnny Hodges Triple Play cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1987
length: 2:50
piano: Hank Jones and Jimmy Jones
alto saxophone: Johnny Hodges
cornet: Ray Nance
trombone: Buster Cooper
tenor saxophone: Paul Gonsalves
guitar: Lloyd "Tiny" Grimes
bass: Milt Hinton
membranophone: Gus Johnson
Some other versions of "The Nearness of You"

Lyrics
Its not the pale moon that excites me
That thrills and delights me, oh no
Its just the nearness of you

It isn't your sweet conversation
That brings this sensation, oh no
Its just the nearness of you

When you're in my arms and I feel you so close to me
All my wildest dreams come true

I need no soft lights to enchant me
If you'll only grant me the right
To hold you ever so tight
And to feel in the night the nearness of you

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Take 'em Off, Take 'em Off - Part 1
  • 2 Take 'em Off, Take 'em Off - Part 2
  • 3 The Nearness of You
  • 4 Monkey on a Limb
  • 5 A Tiny Bit of Blues
  • 6 For Jammers Only (a.k.a. Wild Onions)
  • 7 On the Way Up
  • 8 Big Boy Blues
  • 9 The Very Thought of You
  • 10 Fur Piece
  • 11 Sir John
  • 12 Figurine
  • 13 C-Jam Blues

  • Release information
    label: RCA
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin