Here is a song from the musical "The Most Happy Fella", performed by the glorious Gloria Lynne.
Gloria Lynne (born Gloria Alleyne in 1931 in New York City) is an American vocalist on several rhythm and blues hits in the 1950's and 1960's.
Lynne grew up in Harlem and won first prize at the "Amateur Night" at the Apollo Theater. She recorded as part of groups The Enchanters and The Dell-Tones in the 1950's. She recorded as a soloist under her birth name, though most of her work was released under her stage name on the Everest Records and Fontana Records labels.
In the 1960's she had several hits including "June Night", "Love I Found You", and "I Wish You Love" (1964), which became her signature song. Lynne then toured with Ray Charles, Billy Eckstine and Ella Fitzgerald.
Lynne moved into jazz in her later career and performed with many of the jazz greats, including Quincy Jones, Bobby Timmins, Philly Joe Jones, Harry "Sweets" Edison.
She was given a Pioneer Award by the Rhythm and Blues Foundation in 1997.
Lynne's strengths are expressiveness; she's a master at building tension in a song, telling a story, and punctuating a point. She has a big, trumpeting voice.
Enjoy her irresistible style!
Joey, Joey, Joey