FRANK SINATRA: THE CAPITOL LP'S

As the 33 1/3 LP became the standard for adult listening, and the 78 became obsolete, Sinatra and others helped to keep the 'standards' alive by recording them on the new medium. The typical Sinatra Capitol LP might have a title song written for the album, but the rest was primarily from the 1930s and 1940s (including remakes of songs he had recorded for Columbia), or recent Broadway.
SONGS FOR YOUNG LOVERS
My Funny Valentine (Rodgers, Hart) From 1937 Broadway show Babes In Arms, sung by Mitzi Green, and by Judy Garland and by Mickey Rooney in the 1939 film version. Minor hit for Hal McIntyre, vocal by Ruth Gaylor ['46, Bluebird 0837]
The Girl Next Door (Blane, Martin) As 'The Boy Next Door', sung in the 1944 film Meet Me in St. Louis by Judy Garland (and on Decca records).
A Foggy Day (Gershwin, Gershwin) From 1937 film Damsel In Distress, sung by Fred Astaire. Pop hit for Astaire [Brunswick 7982]; other version by Bob Crosby, feat. Kay Weber [Decca 1539] and Shep Fields, feat. Bob Goday [Bluebird 7195].
Like Someone In Love (Van Heusen, Burke) From 1945 film Belle of the Yukon, sung by Dinah Shore. Charted for Bing Crosby [Decca 18640].
I Get a Kick Out Of You (Porter) From 1934 Broadway show Anything Goes, sung by Ethel Merman and Williams Gaxton. Pop hit in 1935 for Paul Whiteman, feat. Ramona Davies [Victor 24769], and also for Ethel Merman [Brunswick 7342] and Leo Reisman, feat. Sally Singer [Brunswick 7332].
Little Girl Blue (Rodgers, Hart) From the 1934-35 Broadway show Billy Rose's Jumbo, by Gloria Grafton. Charted briefly for Margaret Whiting ['47, Capitol 20116].
They Can't Take That Away From Me (Gershwin, Gershwin) From 1937 film Shall We Dance, sung by Fred Astaire. Big hit for Astaire [Brunswick 7855], with other versions by Ozzie Nelson [Bluebird 6873], Billie Holiday [Vocalion 3520] and Tommy Dorsey, featuring Jack Leonard [Victor 25549].
Violets For Your Furs (Denis, Adair) First recorded in 1941 by Frank Sinatra with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra [Victor 27690].
SWING EASY
Just One of Those Things (Porter) From the 1935 Broadway show Jubilee, sung by June Knight and Charles Walters. Charted for Richard Himber, featuring Stuart Allen ['35, Victor 25161] and Peggy Lee ['52, Decca 28313]
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter (Ahlert, Young) Hit for Fats Waller ['35, Victor 25044] and the Boswell Sisters ['36, Decca 671], also recorded by Hal Kemp, featuring Skinnay Ennis ['36, Brunswick 7601]. Charted for Connee Boswell ['53, Decca 28832], and a later a substantial hit for Billy Williams ['57, Coral 61830].
Sunday (Miller, Krueger, Conn, Stein) A 1927 hit for Cliff Edwards [Perfect 11633], with other popular versions by Jean Goldkette, featuring the Keller Sisters [Victor 20273] and Gene Austin [Victor 20411].
Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams (Barris, Moll, Koehler) A 1931 hit for Bing Crosby [Victor 22701] with other versions by Abe Lyman, featuring Phil Neely [Brunswick 6125] and Lloyd Keating [Velvetone 2388-V]. Charted briefly for Erskine Hawkins, featuring Jimmy Mitchelle ['42, Bluebird 11485]
Taking a Chance On Love (Duke, Latouche, Fetter) From the 1940 Broadway show Cabin in the Sky, sung by Ethel Waters, who also sang it in the 1943 film version. 1940 recordings by Benny Goodman, featuring Helen Forrest [Columbia 35869] and Sammy Kaye, featuring the Three Kaydets [Victor 20-1527] bceame popular in 1943 with the film's release.
Jeepers Creepers (Warren, Mercer) From the 1939 film Going Places, sung by Louis Armstrong. Popular hit for Al Donahue, featuring Paula Kelly (Vocalion 4513), and also for Armstrong [Decca 2267], Larry Clinton, featuring Ford Leary [Victor 26108] and Gene Krupa, featuring Irene Daye [Brunswick 8280].
Get Happy (Koehler, Arlen) From the 1930 Broadway revue 9:15 Revue, sung by Ruth Etting. Popular for Nat Shilkret [Victor 22444] and Frankie Trumbauer [Okeh 41431]. Sung by Judy Garland in the 1950 film Summer Stock.
All Of Me (Simons, Marks) From the 1932 film Careless Lady, sung by Belle Baker. 1932 hit versions for Paul Whiteman, featuring Mildred Bailey [Victor 22879] and Louis Armstrong [Okeh 41552], with other recordings by Russ Columbo [Victor 22903] and Ruth Etting [Perfect 12771]. Versions by Count Basie, featuring Lynne Sherman ['43, Columbia 36675], Frank Sinatra ['48, Columbia 38163] and Johnny Ray ['52, Columbia 39788] achieved some popularity.
IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS
In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning (Mann, Hilliard) A new song.
Mood Indigo (Ellington, Mills, Bigard) A 1931 instrumental hit for its writer, Duke Ellington [Brunswick 4952, Okeh 8840 and Victor 22587]; other versions were by the Clyde McCoy Orchestra [Columbia 2531-D] and a vocal by Lee Morse [Columbia 2530-D]. Subsequent charting versions were by Jimmie Lunceford ['34, Decca 131], the Norman Petty Trio ['54, 'X' 0040] and the Four Freshmen ['54, Capitol 2961].
Glad To Be Unhappy (Rodgers, Hart) From the 1936 Broadway musical On Your Toes, sung by Doris Carson and David Morris.
I Get Along Without You Very Well (Carmichael) A 1939 hit for Red Norvo, featuring Terry Allen [Vocalion 4648] and Jimmy Dorsey, featuring Bob Eberly [Decca 2322]; introduced on radio by Dick Powell, first recorded by Larry Clinton, featuring Bea Wain [Victor 26151].
Deep In a Dream (Van Heusen, De Lange) A 1939 hit for Artie Shaw, featuring Helen Forrest [Bluebird 10046] and Bob Crosby, featuring Marion Mann [Decca 2151], also recorded by Kay Kyser, featuring Ginny Simms [Brunswick 8267].
What Is This Thing Called Love? (Porter) From the 1930 show Wake Up and Dream, sung by Frances Shelley. A popular hit for Leo Reisman, featuring Lew Conrad [Victor 22282], with other versions by Ben Bernie [Brunswick 4708], Fred Rich [Columbia 2099, with Tommy Dorsey on trumpet] and Libby Holman [Brunswick 4700]. Subsequent versions by Artie Shaw ['39, Bluebird 10001], Tommy Dorsey, featuring Connie Haines ['42, Victor 27782] and Les Paul ['48, Capitol 15070] enjoyed some popularity.
Last Night When We Were Young (Arlen, Harburg) Popularized in 1936 by Lawrence Tibbett.
I'll Be Around (Wilder) Introduced by Cab Calloway ['42, Okeh 6717], charted in 1943 for the Mills Brothers [Decca 18318], the fliop side of their big hit 'Paper Doll'.
Dancing On the Ceiling (Rodgers, Hart) From the 1932 British show Ever Green by Jessie Matthews and Sonnie Hale. Popular for British bandleader Jack Hylton, featuring Pat O'Malley [Victor 11912], with other recordings by Smith Ballew [Banner 32368] and Ben Selvin, featuring Chester Gaylord [Columbia 2618-D].
I'll Never Be the Same (Malneck, Signorelli, Kahn) Originally a 1931 instrumental 'Little Buttercup' by Joe Venuti's Blue Four [Okeh 41506], it became a popular song in 1932 for Paul Whiteman, featuring Mildred Bailey [Victor 24088], Guy Lombardo, featuring Carmen Lombardo [Brunswick 6350] and Ruth Etting [Perfect 12828].
This Love Of Mine (Parker, Sanicola, Sinatra) First recorded by Frank Sinatra with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ['41, Victor 27508], also by Ella Fitzgerald [Decca 4007].
SONGS FOR SWINGIN' LOVERS
You Make Me Feel So Young (Myrow, Gordon) From the 1946 film Three Little Girls In Blue, sung by Vera Ellen and Frank Lattimore. Charted slightly for Dick Haymes [Decca 18914].
It Happened in Monterey (Wayne, Rose) From the 1930 film King of Jazz, sung by Jeanette Loff and John Boles. A hit for Paul Whiteman, featuring Jack Fulton [Columbia 2163-D] and the Regent Club Orchestra [Brunswick 4756], with other versions by George Olsen, featuring Bob Borger [Victor 22370], Ruth Etting [Columbia 2199], and John Boles [Victor 22372].
You're Getting To Be a Habit With Me (Warren, Dubin) From the 1933 film Forty-Second Street, sung by Bebe Daniels. A hit for Bing Crosby with the Guy Lombardo Orchestra [Brunswick 6472], and also for Waring's Pennsylvanians [Victor 24214].
You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me (Fain, Kahal, Norman) From the 1930 film The Big Pond, sung by Maurice Chevalier [Victor 22405]. A hit for Paul Whiteman, featuring Bing Crosby [Columbia 2171-D], with other recordings by the High Hatters, featuring Frank Luther [Victor 22409], Belle Baker [Brunswick 4765], and later for Helen Ward ['53, Columbia 49709].
Too Marvelous For Words (Whiting, Mercer) From the 1937 film Ready, Willing and Able, sung by Ross Alexander, Winnie Shaw, Ruby Keeler and Lee Dixon. A hit for Bing Crosby with the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra [Decca 1185], recorded also by Leo Reisman, featuring Jimmy Brierley [Brunswick 7831], Shep Fields, featuring Bob Goday [Bluebird 6779] and Eddy Duchin, featuring Jerry Cooper [Victor 25517]
Old Devil Moon (Lane, Harbourg) From the Broadway show Finian's Rainbow, sung by Ella Logan and Donald Richards. Popular recordings by Margaret Whiting [Capitol 410] and Gene Krupa, featuring Carolyn Grey [Columbia 37270].
I've Got You Under My Skin (Porter) Sung by Virginia Bruce in the 1936 film Born to Dance; Frances Langford, who also starred in the film, recorded it with the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra [Decca 939]. Hit versions were recorded by Ray Noble [Victor 25422] and Hal Kemp [Brunswick 7745]. Stan Freberg did a parody [‘51, Capitol 1711]. It was also on Ella Fitzgerald’s Cole Porter Songbook [‘56, Verve 4001], and a hit for the Four Seasons ['65, Philips 40393].
I Thought About You (Van Heusen, Mercer) Charted in 1940 for Benny Goodman, with Mildred Bailey on vocals [Columbia 35313].
We'll Be Together Again (Fischer, Laine) Written in 1945, the theme song for its writer Frankie Laine.
Swingin' Down the Lane (Jones, Kahn) Sung on the vaudeville stage in 1923 by Cliff Edwards, a hit for Isham Jones [Brunswick 2438], Ben Bernie [Vocalion 14537], the Great White Way Orchestra [Victor 19058] and the Columbians [Columbia 3874].
Anything Goes (Porter) From the 1934 Broadway show of the same name, sung by Ethel Merman. A hit in 1935 for Paul Whiteman, featuring Ramona Davies [Victor 24770] and also recorded by the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra [Decca 318].
How About You? (Lane, Freed) From the 1942 film Babes on Broadway, sung by Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney. A hit for Sinatra as vocalist for the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra [Victor 27749], also recorded by Judy Garland [Decca 4072] and Dick Jurgens, featuring Buddy Moreno [Okeh 6535].
CLOSE TO YOU
Close To You (Hoffman, Lampl, Livingston) Charted for Sinatra in 1943 [Columbia 36678].
P.S. I Love You (Jenkins, Mercer) Recorded in 1934 by Rudy Vallee [Victor 24723] and Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra, featuring Kenny Sargent [Decca 200], it was a bigger hit for the Hilltoppers in 1954 [Dot 15085].
Love Locked Out (Kester, Noble) Charted in 1934 for its writer, Ray Noble, featuring Al Bowlly [Victor 24485], also recorded by Bert Ambrose, featuring Sam Browne [Brunswick 6755].
Everything Happens To Me (Adair, Dennis) A 1941 hit for Sinatra as vocalist for the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra [Victor 27359], also recorded by Woody Herman [Decca 3693].
It's Easy To Remember (Rodgers, Hart) From the 1935 film Mississippi, sung by Bing Crosby, who also made it a pop hit [Decca 391]. Also recorded by Jan Garber, featuring Lee Bennett [Victor 24880] and Guy Lombardo, featuring Carmen Lombardo [Decca 394].
Don't Like Goodbyes (Arlen, Capote) From the 1954 Broadway musical House of Flowers, sung by Pearl Bailey.
With Every Breath I Take (Rainger, Robin) From the 1935 film Here Is My Heart, sung in the film and made popular by Bing Crosby [Decca 309]. Also recorded by Guy Lombardo, featuring Carmen Lombardo [Decca 307] and Connie Boswell [Brunswick 7354].
Blame It On My Youth (Heyman, Levant) Charted in 1935 for Jan Garber, featuring Lee Bennett [Victor 24809].
It Could Happen To You (Burke, Van Heusen) From the 1944 film And the Angels Sing, sung by Dorothy Lamour and Fred MacMurray. A pop hit for Jo Stafford [Capitol 158], and also recorded by Bing Crosby [Decca 18580].
I've Had My Moments (Donaldson, Kahn) From the 1934 film Hollywood Party, sung by Jimmy Durante. Charted for Eddy Duchin, featuring Lew Sherwood [Victor 24613].
I Couldn't Sleep a Wink Last Night (Adamson, McHugh) From the 1944 film Higher and Higher, sung by Sinatra and also a pop hit for him [Columbia 36687]. Other recordings were by Woody Herman, featuring Frances Wayne [Decca 18577] and Dinah Shore [Victor 20-1562].
The End of a Love Affair (Redding) Introduced in 1950 by Mabel Mercer, and popularized by Dinah Shore.
A SWINGIN' AFFAIR
I Wish I Were In Love Again (Rodgers, Hart) From the 1937 Broadway musical Babes in Arms, sung by Grace McDonald and Rolly Pickert. Also sung in the 1948 film Words and Music by Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney.
I Got Plenty O' Nuttin' (Gershwin, Gershwin, Heyward) From the 1935 folk opera Porgy and Bess, sung by Todd Duncan. Charted for Leo Reisman [Brunswick 7562].
Nice Work If You Can Get It (Gershwin, Gershwin) From the 1937 film Damsel In Distress, sung by Fred Astaire, a pop hit for him in 1938 [Brunswick 7983]. Other charting versions were by Shep Fields, featuring Bob Goday [Bluebird 7195], Teddy Wilson, featuring Billie Holiday [Brunswick 8015], Maxine Sullivan [Vocalion 3848], the Andrews Sisters [Decca 1562], and Tommy Dorsey, featuring Edythe Wright [Victor 25695].
Stars Fell On Alabama (Parish, Perkins) A 1934 hit for Guy Lombardo, featuring Carmen Lombardo [Decca 104] and Richard Himber, featuring Joey Nash [Victor 24745]. Also recorded by Jack Teagarden [Brunswick 6993] and Freddy Martin, featuring Buddy Clark [Brunswick 6976].
No One Ever Tells You (Atwood, Coates) Appears to be 1956 song, British, first recorded for this album.
I Won't Dance (Fields, Hammerstein, Harbach) From the 1934 London musical Three Sisters, sung by Adele Dixon and Rcihard Dolman, and the 1935 film Roberta, sung by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. A pop hit for Eddy Duchin, featuring Lew Sherwood [Victor 24871], Leo Reisman, featuring Phil Dewey [Brunswick 7393], Johnny Green [Columbia 3022-D], and George Hall [Bluebird 5863].
The Lonesome Road (Austin, Shilkret) Featured in the 1929 film version of Show Boat, sung by Jules Bledsoe dubbing for Stepin Fetchit. A hit in 1928 for its writers Gene Austin [Victor 21098] and Nat Shilkret, featuring Willard Robison [Victor 21996], also charted for Ted Lewis ['30, Columbia 2181] and Bing Crosby ['39, Decca 2257].
At Long Last Love (Porter) From the 1938 Broadway show You Never Know, sung by Clifton Webb. A hit for Ozzie Nelson [Bluebird 7825] and Larry Clinton, featuring Bea Wain [Victor 26014].
You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To (Porter) From the 1943 film Something to Shout About, sung by Janet Blair and Don Ameche. A hit for Dinah Shore [Victor 20-1519], with other recordings by Six Hits and a Miss [Capitol 127] and Dick Jurgens, featuring Harry Cool [Columbia 36669].
From This Moment On (Porter) Written for the 1950 Broadway flop Out of This World, and recorded by the Mary Lou Williams Trio in 1951 on their self-titled Atlantic LP [114]. Sung in the 1953 film version of Kiss Me, Kate by Ann Miller and Tommy Rall.
If I Had You (Campbell, Connelly, Shapiro) A 1929 hit for Rudy Vallee [Harmony 825-H], with othre recordings by Irving Aaronson, featuring Burt Lorin (aka Scrappy Lambert) [Victor 21867], Ben Selvin [Columbia 1719-D], and Al Bowlly [Brunswick 3948].
Oh! Look At Me Now (Bushkin, DeVries) A 1941 hit for Sinatra and Connie Haines as vocalists for the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra [Victor 27274], and also recorded by Benny Goodman, featuring Helen Forrest [Columbia 36012].
WHERE ARE YOU?
Where Are You? (Adamson, McHugh) From the 1937 film Top of the Town, sung by Gertrude Niesen [Brunswick 7837]. A hit for Mildred Bailey [Vocalion 3456], also recorded by Tommy Dorsey, featuring Jack Leonard [Victor 25474]. Later a mild pop hit for Dinah Washington ['62, Roulette 4424].
The Night We Called It a Day (Adair, Dennis) First recorded by Sinatra in 1942 [Bluebird 11463].
I Cover the Waterfront (Green, Heyman) 1933 song on stage and radio by the Ben Bernie Orchestra, recorded by Eddy Duchin featuring Lew Sherwood [’33, Victor 24325], Joe Haymes [’33, Columbia 2781-D], Cats ‘n’ Jammers w. Bill Samuels vocal [‘46, Mercury 2003], the Ink Spots [‘46, Decca 18864], Sarah Vaughan [‘47, Musicraft 503], Errol Garner [‘49, Savoy 688], the Orioles [‘53, Jubilee 5120].
Maybe You'll Be There (Bloom, Gallup) A 1947 hit for Gordon Jenkins, featuring Charles Levere [Decca 24403], with other recordings by Eddy Howard [Majestic 1120] and Betty Jane Rhodes [RCA Victor 20-2189].
Laura (Mercer, Raskin) Theme from the 1945 film Laura. Pop hit versions by Woody Herman [Columbia 36785], Johnnie Johnson with the Paul Baron Orchestra [Capitol 196], the Freddy Martin Orchestra [Victor 20-1655], Jerry Wald, featuring Dick Merrick [Majestic 7129] and Dick Haymes [Decca 18666]. Later charted in a jazz version by Stan Kenton ['51, Capitol 1794].
Lonely Town (Bernstein, Comden, Green) From the 1944 Broadway musical On the Town, by John Battles.
Autumn Leaves (Kosma, Mercer, Prévert) 1947 French song ‘Les feuilles mortes’ by Yves Montand, words by Jacques Prévert, from the film Les portes de la nuit. A 1955 piano instrumental hit for Roger Williams [Kapp 116].
I'm a Fool To Want You (Herron, Sinatra, Wolf) Charted for Sinatra in 1951 [Columbia 39425].
I Think Of You (Elliott, Marcotte) A 1942 charter for Sinatra as vocalist for the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra [Victor 27701], based on Rachmaninoff's 1901 Piano Concerto No. 2.
Where Is the One? (Finckel, Wilder) A 1948 release for Sinatra [Columbia 38421].
There's No You (Adair, Hopper) A 1945 hit for Jo Stafford [Capitol 191] and also recorded that year by Sinatra [Columbia 36797].
Baby Won't You Please Come Home (Warfield, Williams) A 1920 song performed in vaudeville by Clarence Williams, Bessie Smith, and Emily Zemar. Charting versions were by Bessie Smith ['23, Columbia A-3888], Clarence Williams' Blue Seven ['28, Okeh 8510] and the Mills Brothers ['32, Brunswick 6225].
COME FLY WITH ME
Come Fly With Me (Cahn, Van Heusen)
Around the World (Young, Adamson) Theme from the 1957 film Around the World in 80 Days, charted for its writer, Victor Young [‘(Main Theme)‘…Decca 30262], as well as for Mantovani [London 1746] and Bing Crosby [Decca 30262]; also recorded by Jane Morgan [Kapp 185]
Isle of Capri (Grosz, Kennedy) A 1935 British song, a hit for Ray Noble, featuring Al Bowlly [Victor 24771], Freddy Martin, featuring Elmer Feldkamp [Brunswick 7344], Lew Sonte, also featuring Al Bowlly [Decca 247], and Wingy Manone [Vocalion 2913]. It experienced a revivla in 1954 with the Gaylords [Mercury 70350] and Jackie Lee [Coral 61149].
Moonlight In Vermont (Suessdorf, Blackburn) A 1945 hit for Billy Butterfield, featuring Margaret Whiting [Capitol 182], recorded again by Whiting in 1954 [Capitol 2681]
Autumn In New York (Duke) Sung by J. Harold Murray in the 1934 revue Thumbs Up. First recorded by Sinatra in 1949 [Columbia 38316].
On the Road to Mandalay (Speaks, Kipling) With lyrics from a poem by Rudyard Kipling, the song was published in 1907 and popularized by quartet singer Frank Croxton ['13, Columbia 5441].
Let's Get Away From It All (Dennis, Adair) A 1941 hit for Tommy Dorsey, featuring the Pied Pipers [Victor 27377] and Gene Krupa, featuring Anita O'Day [Okeh 6130].
April In Paris (Duke, Harburg) From the 1933 show Walk a Little Faster, sung by Evelyn Hoey. Also sung on the stage by Marian Chase [LMS L-153], and a 1934 hit for Freddy Martin, featuring Elmer Feldkamp [Brunswick 6717] and Henry King, featuring Joe Sudy [Victor 24478].
London By Night (Coates) First recorded by Sinatra in 1950 [Columbia 39592].
Brazil (Barroso, Russell) Introduced unsuccessfully in the1939 Brazilian revue Entra Na faixa, and relaunched in the revue Joujoux e Balangandãs, first recorded as ‘Aquarela do Brasil’ by Francisco Alves [‘39, Odeon]. Walt Disney acquired a recording by Silvio Caldas [‘41], and had it recorded as ‘Brazil’ by Aloysio de Oliveira for the 1941 animated film Saludos Amigos. It was popularized as ‘Brazil’ by Xavier Cugat [‘43, Columbia 36651], Jimmy Dorsey [‘43, Decca 18460], Eddy Duchin [‘43, Columbia 36400] and Les Paul [‘48, Capitol 15037], and has been recorded many artists (such as Carmen Miranda and Desi Arnaz), used in many films. Geoff Muldaur’s recording was used in Terry Gilliam’s 1985 film Brazil.

Blue Hawaii (Robin, Rainger) Associated with Elvis Presley as the title song of a 1961 film, this was originally a 1937 Bing Crosby number from the film Waikiki Wedding, [Decca 1175]. A Hawaiian version was recorded by Nebraska-born Harry Owens and his Royal Hawaiian Orchestra (according to Jacobs).
It's Nice to Go Trav'ling (Cahn, Van Heusen)
ONLY THE LONELY
Only the Lonely (Cahn, Van Heusen)
Angel Eyes (Dennis, Brent) Introduced by writer Matt Dennis in the 1953 film Jennifer.
What's New? (Haggart, Burke) A 1939 hit for Bing Crosby [Decca 2671], Benny Goodman, featuring Louise Tobin [Columbia 35211], the Bob Crosby Orchestra [Bluebird 10311], and Hal Kemp, featuring Nan Wynn [Victor 26336].
It's a Lonesome Old Town (Tobias, Kisco) A 1930 song, the theme song for Ben Bernie, featuring Donald Saxon [Brunswick 4943].
Willow Weep For Me (Ronell) A 1932 song was sung on stage and radio by Ruth Etting, recorded by Paul Whiteman, Irene Taylor vocal [Victor 24187] and Ted FioRito, Muzzy Marcellino vocal [Brunswick 6422]. It has also been recorded by Billie Holiday [‘54, Clef 89141], Frank Sinatra [‘58, Only the Lonely Capitol 1053] and Nina Simone [‘59, Colpix 124] and Chad & Jeremy ['64, World Artists 1034] .
Good-Bye (Jenkins) A 1936 song, the closing theme for the Benny Goodman Orchestra [Victor 25215].
Blues In the Night (Arlen, Mercer) Title song for a 1941 film, sung by William Gillespie. A 1941 version charted for Artie Shaw, followed by several in 1942: Woody Herman [Decca 4030], Dinah Shore [Bluebird 11436], Jimmie Lunceford, featuring Willie Smith [Decca 4125], Cab Calloway [Okeh 6422], and the Benny Goodman Sextet, featuring Peggy Lee [Okeh 6553]. Rosemary Clooney had a charting version in 1952 [Collumbia 39813].
Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out to Dry (Cahn, Styne) From the 1944 Broadway musical Glad to See You, charting for Harry James, featuring Kitty Kallen [Columbia 36778], also popularized by Dinah Shore. First recorded by Sinatra in 1946 [Columbia 38474].
Ebb Tide (Maxwell, Sigman) Originally recorded as an instrumental by harpist Bobby Maxwell [‘53 Mercury 70177], with a hit version by Frank Chacksfield [London 1358]. Vocal versions were by Vic Damone [Mercury 70216], Charlie Fuqua’s Ink Spots [‘53, King 1297], Roy Hamilton [‘54, Epic 9068], the Platters [‘60, Mercury 71624], Lenny Welch ['64, Cadence 1422] and the Righteous Brothers ['65, Philles 130].
Spring Is Here (Rodgers, Hart) From the 1938 Broadway show I Married and Angel, sung by Dennis King and Vivienne Segal. There were popular recordings by Leo Reisman, featuring Felix Knight [Victor 25842] and Buddy Clark [Vocalion 4191].
Gone With the Wind (Wrubel, Magidson) A 1937 hit for Horace Heidt, featuring Larry Cotton [Brunswick 7913], Guy Lombardo, featuring Carmen Lombardo [Victor 25594], Shep Fields, featuring Bob Goday [Bluebird 7016], and Claude Thornhill, featuring Maxine Sullivan [Vocalion 3595].
One For My Baby (Arlen, Mercer) Sung by Fred Astaire in the 1943 film The Sky's the Limit. Charted for Lena Horne in 1945 [Victor 1616], recorded by Sinatra in 1947 [Columbia 38474].
COME DANCE WITH ME
Come Dance With Me (Cahn, Van Heusen)
Something's Gotta Give (Mercer) Recorded by Fred Astaire [RCA Victor 47-6410], from his film Daddy Long Legs. Hit versions by the McGuire Sisters [Coral 61423] and Sammy Davis, Jr. [Decca 29484].
Just In Time (Comden, Green, Styne) From the 1956 Broadway musical Bells Are Ringing, sung by Judy Holliday and Sydney Champlin. A pop version charted for Tony Bennett [Columbia 40770].
Dancing In the Dark (Schwartz, Dietz) From the 1931 Broadway show The Band Wagon, sung by John Barker. Popular versions by Bing Crosby [Brunswick 6169], Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians [Victor 22708], Ben Selvin, featuring Scrappy Lambert [Columbia 2473-D], and Jacques Renard, featuring Frank Munn [Brunswick 6136]. Revived by Artie Shaw & Gramercy Five in 1941 [Victor 27335].
Too Close For Comfort (Weiss, Bock, Holofcener) From the 1956 Broadway musical Mr. Wonderful, sung by Sammy Davis Jr. Popular version by Eydie Gormé [ABC-Paramount 9684].
I Could Have Danced All Night (Lerner, Loewe) From the 1956 Broadway show My Fair Lady, sung by Julie Andrews. There were charting versions for Sylvia Syms [Decca 29903], Rosemary Clooney [Columbia 40676], and Dinah Shore [RCA 6469].
Saturday Night (Is the Loneliest Night of the Week) (Cahn, Styne) A 1945 hit for Sinatra [Columbia 36762], with other versions by Sammy Kaye, featuring Nancy Norman [Victor 20-1635], Frankie Carle, featuring Phyllis Lynne [Columbia 36777], Woody Herman, featuring Frances Wayne [Decca 18641] and the King Sisters [Victor 1633].
Day In - Day Out (Mercer, Bloom) A 1939 hit for Bob Crosby, featuring Helen Ward [Decca 2703], Artie Shaw, featuring Helen Forrest [Bluebird 10406], Kay Kyser, featuring Harry Babbitt [Columbia 35202], and Tommy Dorsey, featuring Jack Leonard [Victor 26639].
Cheek to Cheek (Berlin) From the 1935 film Top Hat, sung by Fred Astaire. A hit for Astaire with the Leo Reisman Orchestra [Brunswick 7486], with other popular versions by Eddy Duchin, featuring Lew Sherwood [Victor 25093], Guy Lombardo [Decca 549], the Boswell Sisters [Decca 574] and Phil Ohman [Columbia 3077].
Baubles, Bangles and Beads (Forrest, Wright) From the 1953 Broadway show Kismet, sung by Doretta Morrow, with a pop version by Peggy Lee [Decca 28890]. The Kirby Stone Four also charted with it in 1958 [Columbia 41183].
The Song Is You (Hammerstein, Kern) From the 1932 Broadway musical Music in the Air, sung by Tullio Carminate and Natalie Hall, and sung in the 1934 film version by John Boles. Popular recordings by Eddy Duchin, featuring Frank Munn [Brunswick 6425] and Jack Denny, featuring Paul Small [Victor 24183].
The Last Dance (Cahn, Van Heusen)
NO ONE CARES
When No One Cares (Cahn, Van Heusen, Van Heusen)
A Cottage For Sale (Conley, Robison) A 1930 hit for Guy Lombardo, featuring Carmen Lombardo [Columbia 2156-D], Ruth Etting [Columbia 2172-D] and the Revelers [Victor 22382], revived by Billy Eckstine ['45, National 9014] and Little Willie John ['60, 5342].
Stormy Weather (Arlen, Koehler) From the 1933 revue Cotton Club Parade, 22nd Ed., sung by Ethel Waters. A hit for her [Brunswick 6564], as well as for Leo Reisman, featuring its writer Harold Arlen [Victor 24262], Guy Lombardo, featuring Carmen Lombardo [Brunswick 6550], Duke Ellington [6600] and Ted Lewis, featuring Shirley Jay [Columbia 2774-D]. It became Lena Horne's theme [Victor 27819] as the title song of a 1943 film.
Where Do You Go? (Sundgaard, Wilder) Published 1959.
I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You (Crosby, Washington, Young) A 1933 hit for Bing Crosby [Brunswick 6454] and Ted Fio Rito, featuring Muzzy Marcellino [Brunswick 6506].
Here's That Rainy Day (Burke, Van Heusen) Sung by John Raitt in the 1953 musical Carnival in Flanders.
I Can't Get Started (Duke, Gershwin) From The Ziegfeld Follies of 1936, charted for Hal Kemp [Brunswick 7600] and Bunny Berigan ['36, Vocalion 3225, and '38, Victor 25728]
Why Try to Change Me Now? (Coleman, McCarthy) Recorded by Sinatra in 1952 [Columbia 39882].
Just Friends (Klenner, Lewis) A 1932 song recorded by Russ Columbo [Victor 22909], Jack Denny [Victor 22907] and Ben Selvin [Columbia 2618-D]. Also recorded by Charlie Parker, with strings ['49, Mercury/Clef 11036].
I'll Never Smile Again (Lowe) A big hit in 1940 for Sinatra as featured singer of the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra [Victor 26628], also recorded by Glenn Miller, featuring Ray Eberle [Bluebird 10673] and the Ink Spots [Decca 3346]. Revived by the Four Aces in 1953 [Decca 28391].
None But the Lonely Hearts (Tchaikovsky, Westbrook) An 1869 song by Tchaikovsky', Romance No. 6, Opus No. 6, based on a poem by Goethe 'Nur wenn die Sehnsucht kennt', featured as the title theme to a 1944 film. Sinatra released it in 1945 on a V-Disc [Columbia V-Disc 494-A].
NICE 'N' EASY
Nice 'n' Easy (Spence, Keith, Bergman)
That Old Feeling (Brown, Fain) From the film Vogues of 1938, sung by Virginia Verrill. A 1937 hit for Shep Fields, featuring Bob Goday [Bluebird 7066], Guy Lombardo, featuring Carmen Lombardo [Victor 25629] and Jan Garber, featuring Russ Brown [Brunswick 7935].
How Deep Is the Ocean (Berlin) A 1932 hit for Guy Lombardo, featuring Carmen Lombardo [Brunswick 6399], Paul Whiteman, featuring Jack Fulton [Victor 24141], Rudy Vallee [Columbia 2724-D], Ethel Merman [Victor 24146] and Bing Crosby [Brunswick 6406], who sang it on radio. Revived in 1945 by Benny Goodman, featuring Peggy Lee [Columbia 36754] and Paul Weston, featuring Margaret Whiting [Capitol 214].
I've Got a Crush On You (Gershwin, Gershwin) From Broadway shows Treasure Girl and Strike Up the Band, charted in 1940 for Joe Sullivan, featuring Helen Ward [Okeh 5647], and in 1948 for Sinatra [Columbia 38151].
You Go To My Head (Coots, Gillespie) A 1938 hit for Larry Clinton, featuring Bea Wain [Victor 25849], Glen Gray, featuring Kenny Sargent [Decca 1783], Teddy Wilson, featuring Nan Wynn [Brunswick 8141] and Billie Holiday [Vocalion 4126].
Fools Rush In (Bloom, Mercer) A 1940 hit for Glenn Miller, featuring Ray Eberle [Bluebird 10728], and also for Sinatra as featured singer of the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra [Victor 26593] and Tony Martin [Decca 3119].
Nevertheless (Kalmar, Ruby) A 1931 song sung on stage and radio by Bing Crosby and Rudy Vallee, recorded by Jack Denny, featuring Rob May [Brunswick 6114] and Johnny hamp [Victor 22722]. It became a big hit when featured in the 1950 Kalmar-Ruby tribute film Three Little Words, sung by Fred Astaire and Anita Ellis, with hit recordings by Paul Weston with the Norman Luboff Choir [Columbia 38982], the Mills Brothers [Decca 27253], Ray Anthony, featuring Ronnie Deauville and the Skyliners [Capitol 1190], Ralph Flanagan, featuring Harry Prime [RCA Victor 3904], Frankie Laine [Mercury 5495], and Sinatra [Columbia 39044].
She's Funny That Way (Moret, Whiting) A 1929 hit for Gene Austin [Victor 21779], Ted Lewis [Columbia 1656-D] and Ben Bernie, featuring Scrappy Lambert [ Brunswick 4132]. Also a 1945 release for Sinatra [Columbia 37259].
Try a Little Tenderness (Woods, Campbell, Connelly) First recorded by Ray Noble, vocal Val Rosing [‘32, Victor 24263], and Bing Crosby [’33, Brunswick 6480], and popular in 1933 for Ted Lewis [Columbia 2748-D] and Ruth Etting [Melotone 12625]. Recorded by Sinatra in 1946 [Columbia 36920] and Little Miss Cornshucks [’51, Coral 65090]. There were later popular versions by Aretha Franklin [’62, Columbia 42520] and Otis Redding [Volt 141].
Embraceable You (Gershwin, Gershwin) From the 1930 Broadway show Girl Crazy, sung by Ginger Rogers and Allen Kearns. Popular in 1931 for the Arden-Ohman Orchestra, featuring Frank Luther [Victor 22558] and Red Nichols, featuring Dick Robertson [Brunswick 4957]. Revived in 1940 by Jimmy Dorsey, featuring Helen O'Connell [Decca 3928], and a 1947 release by Sinatra [rec. 12/44, Columbia 37259].
Mam'selle (Goulding, Gordon) The theme from the 1946 film The Razor's Edge, it was a big hit in 1947 for Sinatra [Columbia 37343], Art Lund [MGM 1011], Dick Haymes [Decca 23861], the Pied Pipers [Capitol 396], Ray Dorey with the Paul Baron Orchestra [Majestic 7217], Dennis Day [RCA Victor 2211] and Frankie Laine [Mercury 5048].
Dream (Mercer) A 1945 hit for the Pied Pipers [Capitol 185], Sinatra [Columbia 36797], Freddy Martin, featuring Artie Wayne [Victor 20-1645] and Jimmy Dorsey, featuring Teddy Walters [Decca 18670],also featured in the film Her Highness and the Bellboy. Revived by the Four Aces in 1954 [Decca 29217].
SINATRA'S SWINGIN' SESSION
When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You) (Shay, Fisher, Goodwin) A 1928 standard with popular recordings by Seger Ellis ['28, Columbia 1494-D], Louis Armstrong ['29, Okeh 41298 and Okeh 8729], King Oliver, featuring Frank Marvin [Victor 22298] and Ted Wallace, featuring Smith Ballew [Columbia 2104].
Blue Moon (Rodgers, Hart) With different words it appeared as ‘Prayer’ in the film Hollywood Revue of 1933, sung by Jean Harlow, and as ‘The Bad in Every Man’ in the film Manhattan Melodrama, sung by Shirley Ross. In its finished form it was a hit in 1935 for Glen Gray, featuring Kenny Sargent [1/35, Decca 312], Benny Goodman, featuring Helen Ward [2/35, Columbia 3003-D], Al Bowlly with the Ray Noble Orchestra [3/35, Victor 24812], with other recorded versions by Frankie Trumbauer [1/35, Victor 24812], Connee Boswell [1/35, Brunswick 7363], Coleman Hawkins [3/35, in Paris, HMV K7455]) and Frank Parker [2/35, Columbia 1996-D]. It experienced a revival in 1949 by Billy Eckstine [3/49,MGM 10311] and Mel Tormé [4/49, Capitol 15428], due to its inclusion in the tribute film to Rodgers and Hart, Words and Music. It was recorded by Elvis for Sun Records in 1954 [LPM 1254} and became a big pop hit in doo-wop version by the Marcels ['61, Colpix 186].
S'posin' (Denniker, Razaf) A 1929 hit for Rudy Vallee [Victor 21998], also recorded by Paul Whiteman, featuring Bing Crosby [Columbia 1862-D]. It was revived by Fats Waller ['36, Victor 25415] and Don Cornell ['53, Coral 60903].
It All Depends On You (DeSylva, Brown, Henderson) Added to the Broadway show Big Boy, where it was sung by Al Jolson, it was a 1927 hit for Ruth Etting [Columbia 908-D] and Paul Whiteman [Victor 20513], and also recorded by Ben Bernie, featuring Scrappy Lambert and Benny Hillpot [Brunswick 3464], Franklyn Baur, featuring Jesse Crawford on organ [Victor 20463] and Harry Richman [Brunswick 3501].
It's Only a Paper Moon (Arlen, Rose, Harburg) A 1932 song added to the Broadway play The Great Magoo, sung by Claire Carlton (as 'If You Believe in Me'), and featured in the 1933 film Take a Chance, sung by Buddy Rogers and June Knight, with hit recordings in 1933 by Paul Whiteman, featuring Peggy Healy [Victor 24400] and Cliff Edwards [Vocalion 2587]. Revived in 1945 by Ella Fitzgerald and the Delta Rhythm Boys [Decca 23425], Bennie Goodman, featuring Dottie Reid [Columbia 36843], and the King Cole Trio [Capitol 20012, in album], featured in the film Too Young to Know.
My Blue Heaven (Donaldson, Whiting) (Donaldson, Whiting) A 1928 song added to Ziegfeld Follies of 1927, sung by Eddie Cantor. Popular recordings were by Gene Austin [Victor 20964], Paul Whiteman [Victor 20828], Don Voorhees [Columbia 1129-D] and Nick Lucas [Brunswick 3684]. It was a 1956 rock and roll hit for Fats Domino [Imperial 5386].
Should I (Brown, Freed) A 1930 song featured in the film Lord Byron of Broadway, sung by Ethelind Terry. Popular versions by the Arden-Ohman Orchestra, featuring Scrappy Lambert [Victor 22255] and Paul Whiteman, featuring Jack Fulton [Columbia 2047-D]. Revived in 1952 by the Four Aces [Decca 28323].
September In the Rain (Warren, Dubin) Originally an instrumental in the 1935 film Stars Over Broadway, the vocal version is from the 1937 film Melody For Two, sung by James Melton [Decca 1247]; other versions were by Guy Lombardo, featuring Carmen Lombardo [Victor 25526], Jan Garber, featuring Russell Brown [Brunswick 7850], and the Rhythm Wreckers, vocal by Pauline Byrne [Vocalion 3608]. It was a 1961 hit for Dinah Washington [Mercury 71876]
Always (Berlin) A 1926 hit for Henry Burr [Victor 19959], George Olsen [Victor 19955], the Vincent Lopez Orchestra [Okeh 40567], Nick Lucas [Brunswick 3088] and Lewis James [Collumbia 564]. It was sung by Deanna Durbin in the 1944 film Christmas Holiday, and charted for Sammy Kaye, featuring Tony Alamo [Victor 20-1610], Guy Lombardo, featuring Stuart Foster [Decca 18634], Gordon Jenkins, featuring Dennis Day [Capital 125] and Paul Lavalle [Musicraft 297].
I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me (Gaskill, McHugh) Sung by Winnie Lightner in the 1926 Broadway show Gay Paree. Popular recordings were by the Roger Wolfe Kahn Orchestra [Victor 20573] and Ben Bernie [Brunswick 3442], revived in 1953 by the Ames Brothers [RCA Victor 5530].
I Concentrate On You (Porter) From the 1940 film Broadway Melody of 1940, sung by Douglas McPhail. Popular recordings by Tommy Dorsey, featuring Anita Boyer [Victor 26470] and Eddy Duchin, featuring Stanley Worth [Columbia 35369].
You Do Something To Me (Porter) Sung by William Gaxton in the 1929 Broadway musical Fifty Million Frenchmen. Popular 1930 recording by Leo Reisman, featuring Frank Luther [Victor 22244].
COME SWING WITH ME!
Day By Day (Stordahl, Weston, Cahn) A 1946 hit by Sinatra [Columbia 36905], Jo Stafford [Capitol 227], Les Brown, featuring Doris Day [Columbia 36945] adn Bing Crosby and Mel Tormé [Decca 18746].
Sentimental Journey (Brown, Homer, Green) A 1945 hit for Les Brown, featuring Doris Day [Columbia 36769], the Hal McIntyre Orchestra [Victor 20-1643], the Merry Macs [Decca 18684] and Louis Prima, featuring Lilyann Carol [Majestic 7140]. Les Brown revived it accompanying the Ames Brothers in 1951 [Coral 60566].
Almost Like Being In Love (Lowe, Lerner) From the 1947 Broadway show Brigadoon, sung by David Brooks and Marion Bell. Popular recordings by Sinatra [Columbia 37382], Mildred Bailey [Majestic 1140] and Mary Martin [Decca 24156].
Five Minutes More (Cahn, Styne) A 1946 hit for Sinatra [Columbia 37048], Tex Beneke [RCA Victor 20-1922], the Three Suns, featuring Artie Dunn [Majestic 71896], Skitch Henderson, featuring Ray Kellogg [Capitol 257], and Bob Crosby [Decca 18909], sung by Phil Brito in the film The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi, released later in the year.
American Beauty Rose (David, Evans, Altman) A 1950 song recorded by Sinatra [Columbia 38809] and Eddy Howard [Mercury 5433].
Yes Indeed! (Oliver) A 1941 hit for the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, featuring Jo Stafford and Sy Oliver [Victor 27421], with other versions by Connie Boswell and Bing Crosby, accompanied by the Bob Crosby Orchestra [Decca 3689] and Tommy Tucker, featuring Amy Arnell [Okeh 6290].
On the Sunny Side of the Street (McHugh, Fields) Sung by Harry Richman [Brunswick 4747] in the 1930 Broadway show Lew Leslie's International Revue, and also recorded by Ted Lewis [Columbia 2144-D] and Bernie Cummins [Victor 22354]. A standard revived in 1945 by Tommy Dorsey, featuring the Sentimentalists [Victor 1648] and Jo Stafford with the Pied Pipers [Capitol 199].
Don't Take Your Love From Me (Nemo) Recorded in 1944 by Glen Gray, featuring Eugenie Baird [Decca 18615] and in 1953 by the Three Suns [RCA Victor 5347].
That Old Black Magic (Arlen, Mercer) Sung by Johnny Johnston in the 1942 film Star-Spangled Rhythm, it was a hit in 1943 for Glenn Miller, featuring Skip Nelson [Victor 20-1523], Freddie Slack with Margaret Whiting [Capitol 126], and Horace Heidt, featuring Charles Goodman [Columbia 36670]. It would be revived in 1955 by Sammy Davis, Jr. [Decca 29541], and again when performed in the film Senior Prom by Louis Prima & Keely Smith [‘58, Capitol 4063].
Lover (Rodgers, Hart) Sung by Jeanette McDonald in the 1932 film Love Me Tonight, a 1933 hit for Paul Whiteman, featuring Jack Fulton [Victor 24283], the Guy Lombardo Orchestra [Brunswick 6535] and Greta Keller [Brunswick 6544]. It was revived in 1948 by Les Paul [Capitol 15037] and in 1952 by Peggy Lee [Decca 28215].
Paper Doll (Black) A vaudeville song popularized by Tommy Lyman, written in 1915 (according to Rypens) but published in 1930. A big hit in 1943 for the Mills Brothers [Decca 18318], also recorded by Willie Kelly [Hit 7067].
I've Heard That Song Before (Styne, Cahn) Sung by Sinatra in the 1942 film Youth on Parade, a big 1943 hit for Harry James, featuring Helen Forrest [Columbia 36668], also recorded by Johnny Jones [Hit 7038].
POINT OF NO RETURN
When the World Was Young (Ah, the Apple Trees) (Mercer, Philippe-Gerard, Vannier) A French song 'Le chevalier de Paris (Les pommiers doux)' recorded by Edith Piaf in 1950.
I'll Remember April (DePaul, Johnston, Raye) Sung by Dick Foran in the 1941 film Ride 'Em Cowboy, a 1942 recording for Woody Herman [Decca 4135].
September Song (Anderson, Weill) Introduced by Walter Huston in the 1938 musical Knickerbocker Holiday [‘38, Brunswick 8272, and ‘46, Decca 40001]. It has become a standard, recorded by Sinatra [‘46, Columbia 37161], the Dardanelle Trio [‘46, RCA Victor 20-1993], Bing Crosby [‘47, Decca 23754], Sarah Vaughan [‘47, Musicraft 500], the Ravens [‘48, National 9053], Don Byas [‘48, Savoy 626], Stan Kenton [‘51, Capitol 1480], Liberace [‘52, Columbia 38709], Billy Ward & the Dominoes [‘57, Decca 30514] and Jimmy Durante [‘63, Warner 5382].
A Million Dreams Ago (Howard, Jurgens, Quadling) A 1940 song by Dick Jurgens, featuring Harry Cool [Okeh 5628] and Glenn Miller, featuring Ray Eberle [Bluebird 10768].
I'll See You Again (Coward) Sung by Evelyn Laye and Gerald Nodin in the 1929 Broadway show Bitter Sweet, recorded by Leo Reisman, featuring L. Levin [Victor 22246].
There Will Never Be Another You (Gordon, Warren) From the 1942 film Iceland, sung by John Payne. Recorded versions were by Sammy Kaye, featuring Nancy Norman [Victor 27949] and Woody Herman [Decca 18469].
Somewhere Along the Way (Adams, Gallop) Charted in 1952 for Nat King Cole [Capitol 2069].
It's a Blue World (Forrest, Wright) A 1940 hit for Tony Martin [Decca 2932], who sung it in the film Music In My Heart, and also recorded by Glenn Miller, featuring Ray Eberle [Bluebird 10536], Tommy Dorsey, featuring Anita Boyer [Victor 26465]. Revived in 1952 by the Four Freshmen [Capitol 2152].
These Foolish Things (Link, Marvell, Strachey) Introduced in England by Leslie Hutchinson, according to Jacobs. It was sung by Madge Elliott and Cyril Richard in the 1936 revue Spread It Abroad and a popular recording for Benny Goodman, featuring Helen Ward [Victor 25351], Carroll Gibbons [Columbia 3136], Nat Brandwynne, featuring Buddy Clark [Brunswick 7676], Joe Sanders [Decca 843] and Teddy Wilson, featuring Billie Holiday [Brunswick 7699]. It received the doo-wop treatment by the Dominoes, featuring Clyde McPhatter [‘53, Federal 12129] and the Five Keys [’53, Aladdin 1390].
As Time Goes By (Hupfield) A 1931 song sung by Frances Williams in the Broadway show Everyone's a Winner, recorded by Jacques Renard, featuring Frank Munn [Brunswick 6205] and Rudy Vallee [Victor 22773, later on 1526]. These versions became hits when the song was featured in the 1943 film Casablanca, performed there by Dooley Wilson, whose recording was released in 1946 [Decca 40006].
I'll Be Seeing You (Fain, Kahal) From the 1938 revue Right This Way, performed by Tamara. First recorded in 1940 by Mitchell Ayres, featuring Mary Ann Mercer [Bluebird 10620], Tommy Dorsey, featuring Frank Sinatra [Victor 20-1574] and others. In 1944 it became a wartime hit, in the Dorsey-Sinatra version and for Bing Crosby [Decca 18595], with other recordings by Hildegarde with the Harry Sosnik Orchestra [Decca 23291], Louis Prima [Hit 7082] and Billie Holiday [Commodore 553].
Memories of You (Blake, Razaf) Sung by Minto Cato in the 1930 show Lew Leslie's Blackbirds of 1930. Popular recordings were by Louis Armstrong [Okeh 41463] and, in 1940, by the Ink Spots [Decca 2966].