Howard McGhee – Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries

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Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries is an album by trumpeter Howard McGhee featuring songs from the musical film The Best Things in Life Are Free which were recorded in 1956 and released on the Bethlehem label.

Track listing:
All compositions by Ray Henderson, Buddy DeSylva and Lew Brown except as indicated

“Sonny Boy” – 3:54
“So Blue” – 2:30
“(Here I Am) Broken Hearted” 3:04
“The Thrill Is Gone” (Henderson, Brown) – 3:15
“Just Imagine” – 3:17
“(I’m a Dreamer) Aren’t We All” – 3:03
“My Song” (Henderson, Brown) – 3:10
“The Best Things in Life Are Free” – 2:53
“Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries” (Henderson, Brown) – 2:54
“Together” – 2:10
“Come To Me” – 3:14
“My Sin” – 3:12

Howard McGhee – trumpet
Danny Bank, Phil Bonder, Sid Brown, Leon Cohen, Herbie Mann – saxophone
Donn Trenner – piano
Al Caiola – guitar
Arnold Fishkind – bass
Osie Johnson, Don Lamond – drums
String section arranged and conducted by Frank Hunter


Released: 1956
Recorded: February 14 & 15, 1956
New York City
Label: Bethlehem