Pennies From Heaven

Wardell Gray

 

February 13, 1921 – May 25, 1955

Written by Athur Johnson, 1936’s “Pennies from Heaven” is a song from the eponymous film and originally performed therein by Bing Crosby. It has been widely covered – by everyone from Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday (the same year as its release), to Tony Bennett.

Personnel:

Wardell Gray, tenor sax
Hampton Hawes, piano
Joe Mondragon, bass
Shelly Manne, drums