I’ll Be Around

I’ll Be Around (Alec Wilder)

Cab Calloway and his Orchestra, with vocal chorus by Cab Calloway and the Cabaliers  — recorded in Chicago on 2 February 1942; issued in January 1944 on Okeh 6717, c/w “Virginia, Georgia, and Caroline”


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The Mills Brothers — recorded on 18 February 1942; issued as Decca 18318 A, b/w “Paper Doll”



Dinah Shore  — 24 February 1944 radio broadcast transcription

According to the video provider, the recording in the following video is from a broadcast transcription of the 24 February 1944 episode of the Birds Eye Open House radio show, hosted by Dinah Shore, who is accompanied by the Joseph Lilley Singers and an orchestra directed by Robert Emmett Dolan.


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Mildred Bailey — from the 1950 album A Mildred Bailey Serenade


The George Shearing Quintet – 1951


Doris Day — issued in 1951  on the 78 rpm single Columbia 39191, c/w “I Love the Way You Say Goodnight”


The Johnny Smith Quintet — c.1953


Frank Sinatra — arrangement by Nelson Riddle; recorded on 8 February 1955, and included on the 1955 album In the Wee Small Hours


Billie Holiday with Ray Ellis and his Orchestra — recorded in New York on 18 February 1958 (Columbia) — Mel Davis Billie Butterfield Bernie Glow (tp) Urbie Green (tb) Gene Quill (as) Hank Jones (p) Barry Galbraith (g) Milt Hinton (b) Osie Johnson (d) Billie Holiday (v) + strings and Choir


Vic Damone — from the 1959 LP The Game of Love


Jim Martinez plays Marian McPartland


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