I Didn't Know What Time It Was

"I Didn't Know What Time It Was" is a popular song. The music was written by Richard Rodgers and the lyrics by Lorenz Hart for the musical Too Many Girls (1939). Early hit versions were recorded by Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw. The Crampton Sisters 1964 revival for the DCP label was a Hot 100 entry.

"I Didn't Know What Time It Was"
Song
Released 1939 (1939)
Genre Pop
Composer(s) Richard Rodgers
Lyricist(s) Lorenz Hart

The song was introduced by Richard Kollmar and Marcy Westcott in the musical Too Many Girls. It was performed by Trudy Erwin – dubbing for Lucille Ball in the 1940 film version produced by RKO – and interpolated into the score of the 1957 film Pal Joey, where it was sung by Frank Sinatra.

Other versions

  • Jackie Allen
  • Karrin Allyson
  • Laurindo Almeida
  • Ernestine Anderson
  • Lew Anderson
  • Julie Andrews (1970)
  • Count Basie
  • Tony Bennett (1960)
  • Art Blakey with Wayne Shorter, Ugetsu (1963)[1]
  • Ruby Braff
  • Les Brown
  • Dave Brubeck
  • Betty Carter – Betty Carter Live at the Village Vanguard (1970)[1]
  • Ray Charles (1969)
  • June Christy (1949)
  • Sonny Clark
  • Nat King Cole (1956)
  • Barbara Cook (1959)
  • Chick Corea, Expressions (1994)[1]
  • Eddie Costa
  • Gal Costa
  • Dorothy Dandridge
  • Bobby Darin (1961)
  • Doris Day ([1955)
  • Matt Dennis
  • Jimmy Dorsey with vocal by Bob Eberly (1939)
  • Kenny Drew
  • Christian Escoudé (1993)
  • Dean Elliot
  • Eileen Farrell
  • Al Ferguson
  • Sergio Franchi – The Songs of Richard Rodgers (1965)
  • Ella Fitzgerald – Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Rodgers & Hart Songbook (1956)
  • Nnenna Freelon (2005)
  • Stan Getz and Gerry Mulligan – Getz Meets Mulligan (1957)[1]
  • Benny Goodman with vocal by Louise Tobin (1939)
  • Gogi Grant (1959)
  • Ted Heath (1955)
  • Billie Holiday – Songs for Distingué Lovers (1957)
  • Shirley Horn
  • Joni James (1962)
  • Louis Jordan
  • Nancy LaMott ([2005)
  • Peggy Lee – Black Coffee (1953)[1]
  • Julie London (1967)
  • Carmen Lundy – Old Devil Moon (1997)
  • Cécile McLorin Salvant – WomanChild (2013)
  • Carmen McRae (1963)
  • Brad Mehldau – The Art of the Trio Vol. 1 (1997)[1]
  • Dudley Moore
  • Anita O'Day (1954)
  • Charlie Parker – Charlie Parker with Strings (1949)[1]
  • Oscar Peterson
  • Irene Reid (2004)
  • Cécile McLorin Salvant – Woman Child (2013)
  • Little Jimmy Scott (1963)
  • Cathy Segal-Garcia
  • Artie Shaw (1939)[1]
  • George Shearing (1949)
  • Dinah Shore
  • Wayne Shorter – Second Genesis (1960)
  • Jimmy Smith
  • Melvin Sparks (1970)
  • Jo Stafford
  • Barbra Streisand Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway (2016)
  • The Supremes – The Supremes Sing Rodgers & Hart (1967)
  • Art Tatum
  • Jack Teagarden
  • Bobby Timmons – In Person (1962)
  • McCoy Tyner – Time for Tyner (1969)
  • Sarah Vaughan
  • Bea Wain (1939)
  • Margaret Whiting
  • Cassandra Wilson – Blue Skies (1988)[1]
  • Lester Young (1956)

See also

  • List of 1930s jazz standards

References

  1. Gioia, Ted (2012). The Jazz Standards: A Guide to the Repertoire. New York City: Oxford University Press. p. 163. ISBN 978-0-19-993739-4.
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