The legendary Billy Daniels sings "That Old Black Magic", by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer, with Benny Payne on piano. Beginning in 1948, this became his signature song. His recording of "That Old Black Magic" sold 12,000,000 copies.
One seldom sees mention of Daniels' historic breakthrough: He was the first black performer to have his own sponsored network musical series, telecast on ABC in the fall of 1952.
Daniels became almost a forgotten figure over past decades, but since 2005, several CDs have brought back the magic.