Louis Armstrong: hands down one of my favorite musicians of all time. Granted he didn't actually write 'What A Wonderful World', but he is the best to perform it (with Israel Kamakawiwoʻole's coming in a very close second). You ever spent a night drinking and listening to old jazz records in the dark with the windows open? It's a spiritual experience. This is a BBC commercial featuring David Attenborough (another favorite of mine!) "singing" (read: talking) 'What A Wonderful World', all set to various nature clips. You know, sometimes I need a reminder that the world isn't actually the giant shithole I've built it up to be in my mind. This? This is that reminder.
Hit the jump for the video.
Thanks to Anne, who agrees everything sounds better on vinyl.