In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning

04:52
David Mann and Bob Hilliard

Story

 

Frank Sinatra introduced this delicious love song in 1955. It speaks deeply from within the heart of a lonely lover who waits patiently for the phone to ring, “if only she would call.” As is the case with many sentimental classics, this song found its musical life during a post-midnight session at lyricist Bob Hilliard’s home after David Mann introduced him to the lush melody. Judy Roberts’ delicate accompaniment pays homage to French composer Erik Satie and his haunting Gymnopédie No.1 with a mesmerizing repetitive phrase. She transitions this into a lush piano solo, only to revert effortlessly and supportively to float back under the dreamy words and sultry melody.

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