My Shining Hour

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My Shining Hour (m. Harold Arlen, w. Johnny Mercer)

Fred Astaire and Joan Leslie (dubbed by Sally Sweetland) in the film The Sky’s the Limit (1943)

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Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra, vocal: Eugenie Baird — recorded on 1 October 1943; issued on Decca 18567, as the B-side of “My Heart Tells Me” (m. Harry Warren, w. Mack Gordon)

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Frank Sinatra — arrangement by Axel Stordahl; radio broadcast transcript from 12 January 1944 episode of the “The Vimms Vitamins Show” (CBS); issued on Columbia V-Disc: 166-B (Army)

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Jane Froman — issued in June 1953 on the 45rpm single Capitol F2496, b/w “If I Love You a Mountain”

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Manhattan Jazz Septette (LP) CRL 57090-recorded 7 June 1956

Manhattan Jazz Septette — recorded in New York on 7 June 1956; released on the album The Manhattan Jazz Septette, Coral CRL 57090

musician credits, for the album:
Eddie Costa – piano, vibraphone
Oscar Pettiford – bass
Barry Gailbraith – guitar
Herbie Mann – flute, tenor saxophone
Hal McKusick – alto saxophone
Urbie Green – trombome
Osie Johnson – drums

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1957 Diahann Carrol Sings Harold Arlen Songs (LP)-RCA Victor ‎LPM 1467 (1a)

Diahann Carroll with Ralph Burns and his Orchestra — from the 1957 album Sings Harold Arlen Songs, (US) RCA Victor ‎LPM 1467 (Mono)

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Chris Connor – from the 1958 album A Jazz Date with Chris Connor, (US) Atlantic 1286 (Mono)

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Maureen O’Hara – from the 1959* album Love Letters from Maureen O’Hara, RCA Victor LSP-1953 (Stereo), LPM-1953 (Mono); album recorded, according to AllMusic.com, from 22 July to 26 September 1958, in Hollywood, CA

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June Christy – originally released on the 1959 album The Song is June!

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1961 Coltrane Jazz-John Coltrane-Atlantic ‎1354-c1

John Coltrane Quartet – recorded on 2 December 1959; issued on the 1961 album Coltrane Jazz

John Coltrane – tenor sax
Wynton Kelly – piano
Paul Chambers – bass
Jimmy Cobb – drums

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André Previn — from the 1961 album André Previn Plays Songs by Harold Arlen‎, Contemporary Records ‎S7586 (Stereo), M3586 (Mono); recorded on 4&5 May 1960 in Los Angeles

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Sammy Davis, Jr. with the Count Basie Orchestra, from the “Frank Sinatra Spectacular,” a charity event that was broadcast live on 20 June 1965 in some cities from the “Kiel Opera House” in St. Louis; Davis is introduced by the host Johnny Carson

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Harold Arlen – from the 1966 album Harold Sings Arlen (with Friend), (US) CBS Masterworks OS 2920 (Stereo)

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Stan Getz with John Williams and the Boston Pops –  Bob Winter: piano, John Lockwood: bass, Grady Tate: drums, date unknown

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*AllMusic.com, which gives the recording dates 22 July 1958-26 September 1958 for the album Love Letters from Maureen O’Hara, also indicates that the album was released in 1958. However, Discogs.com, RateYourMusic.com, and SecondHandSongs.com all date the release 1959.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Zakk Jones
    Jan 22, 2016 @ 09:08:49

    Just wanted to let you know this blog has been really helpful for me in learning standards accurately while getting some historical context. Thank you for everything!

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