While We’re Young


While We’re Young (m. Alec Wilder, Morty Palitz; w. William Engvick)

Peggy Lee, accompanied by Sid Hurwitz on piano — Snader Telescription #1810, filmed on 22 September 1950 at Hollywood Center Studios, Hollywood, CA


Tony Bennett with Percy Faith and his Orchestra — recorded 31 May 1951; issued as the B-side of the single “Cold, Cold Heart”(Hank Williams), Columbia 4-39449


Judy Garland with Orchestra conducted by Jack Cathcart — recorded for Capitol Records on 1 September 1955; released 26 September 1955 on the LP Miss Show Business, Capitol W 676, W-676, as part of the medley “This is the Time of the Evening”  / “While We’re Young”


Judy Garland and The Hi-Lo’s, recorded live in concert in Long Beach, California, 1955


Johnny Hartman – from the album All of Me, Bethlehem Records BCP 6014, released in November 1956


Johnny Mathis — from his 1957 album Warm


Coleman Hawkins Quartet  — recorded at Englewood Cliffs, NJ on 29 January 1960 — Coleman Hawkins (ts) Tommy Flanagan (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Osie Johnson (d) — released on the album At Ease with Coleman Hawkins, 1960


The Four Lads, with an orchestra arranged and conducted by Frank DeVol — from the 1960 album Love Affair


Wes Montgomery — Unaccompanied guitar solo, recorded on 4 August 1961 at Plaza Sound Studios, New York City; originally released on the 1961 LP So Much Guitar!, Riverside Records RLP-9382


Urbie Green and his Orchestra — from the 1962 LP The Persuasive Trombone of Urbie Green Volume 2 (Command Records) —  musicians: Joe Wilder (trumpet), Don Lamond (drums), Walt Levinsky (saxophone), Eddie Costa (keyboards), Bob Haggart (bass)


Lorez Alexandria — from the 1978 LP How Will I Remember You?, Discovery Records DS-782


Ted Rosenthal Quintet — from the CD album Expressions, on the Jazz ‘N Pulz label, released in June 2003

  • Ted Rosenthal (piano)
  • Dick Oatts (soprano & alto saxophone)
  • Brian Lynch (trumpet)
  • Johannes Weidenmuller (bass)
  • John Riley (drums)


Michael Kanan Trio — recorded 4 December 2010 at Sofia’s (211 West 46th Street in New York City by Michael Steinman for JAZZ LIVES (http://www.jazzlives.wordpress.com).

Michael Kanan: piano, Neal Miner: bass, Eliot Zigmund: drums


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Terry
    Nov 13, 2014 @ 07:54:55

    This song was played in a movie in the early 1960’s. Does anyone know the name of the movie.

    Liked by 1 person


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