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Handful of Stars, A

(Ted Harris)

Lilting waltz written by Ted Harris about lost love that opens with dreamy guitars and belies its sad lyrics by rocking gently like a 1920s ballad.  Straightforward delivery by Cal Smith and tasteful background vocals qualify this as a crossover record.  This was the B side of “For My Baby” and the second track of Smith’s 1972 album, I’ve Found Someone of My Own.

Cal Smith recordings
Decca 33003 (123,905)