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The Joy of Living


Download links and information about The Joy of Living by Nelson Riddle. This album was released in 1959 and it belongs to Jazz, Pop genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 33:05 minutes.

Artist: Nelson Riddle
Release date: 1959
Genre: Jazz, Pop
Tracks: 12
Duration: 33:05
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No. Title Length
1. Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries 2:05
2. You Make Me Feel So Young 3:14
3. Makin' Whoopie! 4:17
4. Bye Bye Blues 2:31
5. It's So Peaceful in the Country 2:48
6. The Joy of Living (Know the Real Joy of Good Living) 2:46
7. It's a Big Wide Wonderful World 2:13
8. June in Janary 2:11
9. Isn't This a Lovely Day 2:46
10. Indian Summer 2:48
11. It's a Grand Night for Singing 2:46
12. I Got the Sun in the Morning 2:40



The liner notes speak of Nelson Riddle's "restful yet zestful style" as an arranger-conductor, which is perhaps a way of saying that the material here is mid-tempo, with the frequently familiar tunes ("Makin' Whoopee!," "June in January") dressed up in attractive charts that never get too lively or somber. Perhaps Riddle, who was being used less often by Frank Sinatra as the singer turned to Billy May for his swing albums and Gordon Jenkins for his ballad albums, was asserting the importance of a middle ground. If so, he got his point across, returning to work with Sinatra the following year on the appropriately named Nice 'n' Easy. In a sense, this album is the precursor to that one, an easygoing collection of small tonal joys.