Happy Times - Harlem Nocturne (Surf Cover) (04:23)
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From '' Instrumental Circus ''
Label: Twangsville Productions – TWGS3266
Format: CD, Album, Enhanced
01. Walk Like An Egyptian
Written-By – Liam Sternberg
02. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Written-By – John Barry
03. Black Is Black
Written-By – Michelle Grainger, Steve Wadey, Tony Hayes
04. The Boys Of Summer
Written-By – Don Henley, Mike Campbell
05. Harlem Nocturne
Written-By – Earle Hagen
06. Theme From A Summer Place
Written-By – Max Steiner
07. Lullaby Of The Leaves
Written-By – Bernice Petkere, Joe Young
Written-By – Gert Wilden
09. Strawberry Fields Forever
Written-By – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
10. Psychedelic Venture
Written-By – Don Wilson, Mel Taylor, Nokie Edwards, Robert Lenard Bogle
11. Endless Night
Written-By – Janne Tokko
12. (Theme From) Hatari
Written-By – Henry Mancini
13. Born Free
Written-By – John Barry
14. Summer Kisses Winter Tears
Written-By – Ben Weisman, Fred Wise
15. L'amour Oriental
Written-By – Bohuslav Leopold
16. P-47 Republic Thunderbolt
Written-By – Heikki Eloranta, J-M Orpana, Juha Pyötsiä
Video The Boys Of Summer
Organ, Keyboards [Keys], Guitar [Efx Guitars], Percussion – Janne Tokko
Bass Guitar, Guitar [Baritone], Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar – Heikki Eloranta
Rhythm Guitar – Petri Autio
Lead Guitar – Heikki Eloranta (tracks: 4, 10), Petri Autio (tracks: 9)
Lead Guitar, Mandolin [Mandoline], Acoustic Guitar, Triangle – J-M Orpana
Trombone – Timo Jaakkola (tracks: 5)
Drums – Janne Tokko (tracks: 11)
Drums, Percussion – Juha Pyötsiä
Cover – Tea Salonsaari-Eloranta
Photography By [Band Photos] – Mika Vartiala
Recorded By, Mixed By – Janne Tokko
Mastered By – J-J. Nippala
Recorded and mixed at "Mystery Land" Studio, Utti.
Mastered at Sonicimage, Kouvola
Executive-producer – Jori Venemies
Film Director [Video] – Sami Viitalo
"Harlem Nocturne" is a jazz standard written by Earle Hagen and Dick Rogers in 1939.
The song was adopted by bandleader Randy Brooks the next year as his theme song.
"Harlem Nocturne" has been frequently recorded.
the Glenn Miller Orchestra,
British band Ken Mackintosh,
Bill Haley and His Comets (performed live),
The Lounge Lizards,
Anton Szandor LaVey,
the Brian Setzer Orchestra,
and guitarist Danny Gatton.
The haunting version by The Viscounts has the distinction of being a tune released twice by the same band and rising high on the Billboard charts each time: first in 1959, when it peaked at #53, and again in 1966, peaking at #39 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
In 1990, pianist Kofi Wilmot gained popularity in the instrumental world for his cover from the album of the same name "Harlem Nocturne."
It was also the theme song for the television series Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer and The New Mike Hammer
Some vocalists have recorded this song, adding lyrics to it.
Mel Tormé recorded a version with lyrics for his 1963 album Songs of New York, beginning "a nocturne for the blues", and in 2009, Sylvia Brooks recorded a different one arranged by Jeff Colella, on her Dangerous Liaisons CD, starting "deep music fills the night", which already has been covered.