cheek to cheek

Cheek to Cheek
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Cheek to Cheek

Cheek to Cheek - Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
Cheek to Cheek was written by Irving Berlin in 1935 for the musical film Top Hat, where the tune was sung by Fred Astaire. The recording by Fred Astaire hit the #1 position on US charts, where it spent 5 consecutive weeks in the top position. Ella and Louis recorded their version, backed by the Oscar Peterson Quartet, in August, 1956. It was released as the third track on Side B of the 1956 album, Ella and Louis.

Heaven, I’m in heaven
And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak
And I seem to find the happiness I seek
When we’re out together, dancing cheek to cheek

Yes, heaven, I’m in heaven
And the cares that hung around me through the week
Seem to vanish like a gambler’s lucky streak
When we’re out together, dancing cheek to cheek

Oh, I’d love to climb a mountain, reach the highest peak
But it doesn’t thrill me half as much as dancing cheek to cheek
Oh, I’d love to go out fishing, in a river or a creek,
But I don’t enjoy it half as much as dancing cheek to cheek

Now, mama, dance with me
I want my arms about you,
The charms about you
Will carry me through

Yes, heaven, I’m in heaven
And my heart beats so that i can hardly speak
And I seem to find the happiness I seek
When we’re out together, dancing cheek to cheek

Take it, Ella, swing it!…