Today is the Beautiful Baby’s birthday! She is six years old. I’m dedicating the video to her. It’s Anita Baker’s “You Bring Me Joy.” Yes, it’s technically R&B not jazz but Anita’s sound is clearly influenced by Sarah Vaughan.The lyrics might be a bit difficult to understand on this live version. It’s a love song that describes a mother’s love pretty well too.
This is the first song I played for my new baby on our first drive
home. After I dropped her off at daycare for the first time, I played
it as I drove to work and wept like somebody died. I played it again
today as we drove to her very first big kid birthday party. I have no idea where the time goes but I do know I’m enjoying every minute of it!