"I f I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music. " ― Albert Einstein
"Little Green Apples" is a song written by Bobby Russell which was most successful as a 1968 hit single by O. C. Smith. According to Buzz Cason, who partnered Bobby Russell in the Nashville-based Rising Sons music publishing firm, Russell wrote both the songs "Honey" and "Little Green Apples" as "an experiment in composing", anticipating a potential market for true-to-life story songs...with more 'meat' in the lyrics than was standard" for current hits. Russell wrote "Little Green Apples" for Roger Miller to record and Miller made the first recording of the song on January 24, 1968 in a session at Columbia Recording Studio Nashville produced by Jerry Kennedy. Released as the lead single from the album A Tender Look at Love, "Little Green Apples" afforded Miller his final Top Ten C&W hit at #6 and also his final Top 40 crossover reaching #39 on the Hot 100 in Billboard. In the UK Miller's "Little Green Apples" reached #19 in the spring of 1968 -- when it also reached #46 in Australia. (Source : Wikipedia) Here Waldo de Los Rios presents his very personal interpretation of this beautiful song, in an arrangement that enables the strings to "go full steam ahead" with the melody. Arrangements by Waldo de los Rios are always of a high quality and significantly better than many other 'orchestral pop arrangements'. De los Rios also succeeded in always chosing the "right" songs for his orchestral renditions, songs of which he knew he could turn them into real instrumental "evergreens". From the album "Plays the International Hits" here's Waldo de los Rios with "Little green apples". Enjoy !