Time To Meet And Greet September 11th 2014 (Page One)
On party night
I'll dance so sweet
So magic make me
light on my feet
Let The Meet And Greet Ritual Begin
The greeters table was dressed to the nines
Ken and Amy White made the dinner tables look amazing
Our room was big big big.... 1,000 square foot dance floor
The mirrors made the room look huge
Must have been a work of love....
Amy covered each pumpkin with spider webs!
The room was amazing...
We saw familiar people in every direction
Here's looking at you kid!
Meeting and greeting (Courtesy of Gary Gray)
Perhaps the mirrors are magic???
Gary and Marion are entering the room... The party may begin
Sue and Gary lookin' good
The Music Is About To Start
Wyatt has some surprises in store for us this evening
That Old Black Magic
Written by: Harold Arlen/Johnny Mercer; recorded by: Glen Miller, 1943
Gotta love the gentlemen's bow ties
Dressed for the occasion (Courtesy of Gary Gray)
All smiles (Courtesy of Gary Gray)
"You will likely enjoy our selections this evening" (Courtesy of Gary Gray)
Meeting and greeting us well under way
"You're kidding aren't you??" (Courtesy of Gary Gray)
Music begins... Nightlighter's dance
We floor was perfect size for the Nighlighter's
Sue and Paul (Courtesy of Gary Gray)
At the bar... Seems like a good place to be (Courtesy of Gary Gray)
"Paul... It's wine... Where is your straw?" (Courtesy of Gary Gray)
Wyatt had really researched the music this evening
What an outstanding group of folks! (Courtesy of Gary Gray)
We are ready to dance! (Courtesy of Gary Gray)
Song: That Old Black Magic
The song was published in 1942 and has become an often-recorded standard with versions that include the original single release by Glenn Miller, the singers Margaret Whiting, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Mercer himself, and others.
Mercer wrote the lyrics with Judy Garland in mind, who was, on occasion, an intimate partner. Garland recorded the song for Decca Records in 1942.
Mercer recalled wanting to write a song about magic, and while composing, asking Arlen to write more music so the song could go on longer, but that they still wrote the whole song in about three hours.