Pearl had a lovely voice and could easily be cajoled into singing if she wasn’t on stage in front of an audience. In the hospital, when her nurse introduced herself as Laura, I asked Pearl to sing this for her. Laura had never heard it. Pity, it’s such a pretty song, with limpid lyrics by Johnny Mercer.
Many artists have covered it, including Ella Fitzgerald, Billy Eckstine (when I was young I thought he was Jewish and that his name was spelled Ecstein), Frank Sinatra, Carly Simon, Dick Haymes, and Charlie Parker.
Don’t miss “PEARL” on the side of bus at 1:31 in the video.