In 1954 the Erroll Garner Trio introduced an instrumental song titled “Misty.” About a year later, Johnny Burke penned the lyrics, creating the song that is well-known today. “Misty” remained relatively unknown until Johnny Mathis popularized the vocal version with his million-selling recording in 1959.
Although it was never a number one hit, “Misty” has been performed by hundreds of instrumentalists and vocalists.
Look at me, I’m as helpless as a kitten up a tree,
And I feel like I’m clinging to a cloud, I can’t understand,
I get misty, just holding your hand.
Walk my way, and a thousand violins begin to play,
Or it might be the sound of your hello, that music I hear,
I get misty, the moment you’re near…
Clay Aiken recorded this beautiful song for his Cd, Tried & True.
Clay has such a beautiful voice…this song shows it off!
The following is a performance by Clay on his Tried & True Tour
I am flying out today to Pasadena, Ca. I will be seeing the sites in the city where I grew up!
On Saturday and Sunday, I will be attending Politicon.
They keep adding more and more people and panels! How can I see it all?
I will try and take some pictures.
I will have my Crome Book and will try to keep you up to date!
I’ll be back home Monday!
Clay's performance of "Misty" is beyond perfection! The lyrics and his voice blend beautifully together!
Enjoy your trip to California and Politicon!
Now that was a great way to wake up Martha!! He's always going to be the best singer I'll ever know! Have a great time this weekend girlfriend and I hope you get to see lots of Clay!!
I love this video! You know I have to say that I love that people were just applauding him and not screaming! I understand, to a certain degree, but it's so loud and I have to turn the volume down. That's why I like to hear him in a smaller venue, like in the Christmas concert in Arizona! My screaming days ended when I was in my teens! lol
The first record album I ever bought back in 1959 was the one with Johnny Mathis singing Misty. Clay did the perfect recording of Misty on his Tried & True album. Looking forward to your posts from Politicon. Have a safe, fun trip with your friends.