- Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries
- You Made Me Feel So Young
- Makin' Whoopee!
- Bye Bye Blues
- It's So Peacul In The Country
- The Joy Of Living
- It's A Big Wide Wonderful World
- June In January
- Isn't This A Lovely Day
- Indian Summer
- It's A Grand Night For Singing
- I Got The Sun In The Morning
Nelson Riddle presents twelve danceable, gently swinging reasons why it's great to be alive!
Life can be especially grand when good music is a part of it. Be it humming, whistling, or the sound of a lively orchestra, music adds a special spark of joy of living.
Here, arranger-conductor Nelson Riddle displays his matchless flair for dressing familiar tunes in a restful yet zestful style, rich with that spark! Twelve melodies, alread bright with exuberance, glow anew as he takes them soaring on a carefree ride. A light, muted trumpet propels them along at times; rich strings sail them forward at others, sometimes taking the lead, sometimes singing in the background.
It all happens with gentle lift and an easy bounce-brass or strings transporting most of the melody, met now and then by a way-faring flute, a guitar, or a happy trombone that barrels along-way bellow-adding humorous bass notes.
The whole joyous trip is filled with rare imagination, an all-fun mood, and the freshest kind of Riddle ideas-all combining to make The Joy Of Living a joy to hear!
(From the original liner notes)