Little Girl Blue


Little Girl Blue (m. Richard Rodgers, w. Lorenz Hart) was introduced at the Hippodrome in the show Jumbo (1935) by Gloria Grafton.


Frank Sinatra – recorded 6 November 1953; arranged by Nelson Riddle (based upon an  arrangement by George Siravo according to the Sinatra discography at


Hank Jones –  recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studios, Hackensack, New Jersey 1955 — Hank Jones: piano, Kenny Clarke: drums, Wendell Marshall: bass

The provider mentions that he recorded it from a radio broadcast in 2005.


Hank Mobley Sextet – recorded 20 July 1956 at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ; release on the album Mobley’s Message, released in January 1957

Hank Mobley – tenor sax, Barry Harris – piano, Doug Watkins – bass, Art Taylor – drums — Donald Byrd & Jackie McLean sit out


Judy Garland — recorded on 6 February 1957 with an orchestra conducted by Gordon Jenkins


Nina Simone

From her debut album, Little Girl Blue, released in 1958 —  She repeatedly interpolates Good King Wenceslas as counterpoint on the piano.


Montreux – 1976


Janis Joplin – from her 1969 LP I Got Dem Ol’ Kozmic Blues Again Mama!

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