Song Spotlight – In The Wee Small Hours of the Morning – Johnny Hartman

 

Frank Sinatra made this song famous. But I like this version better. I don’t understand why Johnny Hartman wasn’t a bigger star? Was it because Nat King Cole came along with his smooth baritone first and there was only room on stages for one black man at a time? Because honestly, of the many many performers of the Great American Songbook, Johnny Hartman is one of my favorites.

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