Stella by Starlight
Stella by Starlight (m. Victor Young, w. Ned Washington) – Young’s composition was introduced in the Paramount feature film The Uninvited (1944). At the request of Young, Ned Washington wrote a lyric in 1946.
From The Uninvited — played on piano by Ray Milland (dubbed). It was also heard as a main theme in the score.
Presently unavailable (5 January 2014)
Richard Hayman and his Orchestra – (date unknown) perhaps based on a Victor Young recording used in the soundtrack of the film The Uninvited (1944). A collection of Young soundtrack recordings includes the following in its product description:
“Cinema Rhapsodies” is the first high-quality anthology of Victor Young’s work. Three performances of Young’s compositions by Richard Hayman & His Orchestra are included because the master recordings of Young’s renditions have been lost.
Harry James and his Orchestra, recorded 1947
Charlie Parker with strings, from a January 1952 session
Personnel (from Wikipedia): Parker – alto saxophone; Al Porcino, Chris Griffin, Bernie Privin – trumpets; Will Bradley, Bill Harris – trombones; Murray Williams, Toots Mondello – alto saxophones; Hank Ross – tenor saxophone; Stan Webb – baritone saxophone; Artie Drelinger – woodwinds; Caplan, possibly Sylvan Shulman and Jack Zayde – violins; Mills – harp; Lou Stein – piano; Bob Haggart – double bass; Don Lamond – drums; Joe Lipman – arranger and conductor; unknown woodwinds, violins, violas, and cello
Video to be replaced
Chris Connor with Vinnie Burke’s Quartet – recorded 21 August 1954 — Musicians: Vinnie Burke (b), Don Burns (accodion), Ronnie Odrich (cl), Joe Cinderella (g), Art Mardigan (ds)
Jim Hall Trio – Jazz Guitar, 1957 — Jim Hall (guitar), Carl Perkins (piano), Red Mitchell (bass)
Miles Davis – recorded 26 May 1958 at Columbia’s 30th Street Studios, NYC — Miles Davis (tp), John Coltrane (ts), Cannonball Addderley (as), Bill Evans (p), Paul Chambers (b), Jimmy Cobb (ds) — Album: 1958 Miles. For later reissues, the album was retitled as ’58 Sessions Featuring Stella by Starlight or ‘58 Miles Featuring Stella by Starlight.
Richie Kamuca – West Coast Jazz in Hi Fi – recorded in Los Angeles, 1959
Richie Kamuca – Tenor Sax
Vince Guaraldi – Piano
Monte Budwig – Bass
Stan Levey – Drums
Ray Charles — from his 1961 album Dedicated to You; used in the film Casino (1995)
Lars Gullin – live in Stockholm, 1962 — Lars Gullin – baritone sax, Rolf Ericson – tp, Eje Thelin – tb, Nils Lindberg – pno, Sture Nordin – b, Sture Kallin – dr
Bill Evans Trio — from the DVD Bill Evans Trio: Live in Oslo 1966
Piano : Bill Evans.
Double Bass : Eddie Gomez.
Drums : Alex Riel
Barney Kessel Trio — Live in Switzerland, 1979 — Barney Kessel: guitar, Jim Richardson: bass, Tony Mann: drums
- Wave (Vou Te Contar)
- 18 Bar Blues
- You Are the Sunshine of My Life (solo)
- Moose the Mooche
- St. Thomas
Chet Baker – from Live In Tokyo , 1987