I’ve Never Been in Love Before


I’ve Never Been in Love Before (Frank Loesser) was introduced by Robert Alda and Isabel Bigley in the 1950 Broadway musical, Guys and Dolls.

From Wikipedia:

Guys and Dolls is a musical with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. It is based on “The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown” and “Blood Pressure”, two short stories by Damon Runyon,[1] and also borrows characters and plot elements from other Runyon stories, most notably “Pick the Winner.” Premiering on Broadway in 1950, it ran for 1,200 performances and won the Tony Award for Best Musical, and has had several Broadway revivals as well as West End productions.

Billy Eckstine — recorded on 8 August 1950; issued on the 1950 single MGM K10825, as the B-side of “I’ll Know” (Frank Loesser)


Robert Alda & Isabel Bigley — from the original cast soundtrack album Guys & Dolls: A Musical Fable of Broadway, Decca DL 8036, released in 1950


George Shearing Quintet — from the LP A Shearing Caravan, MGM Records ‎E3175, released in 1955


Margaret Whiting — from the album Love Songs, Capitol Records, T-410, released in 1956 according to Discogs, though Second Hand Songs dates it 1955


Chet Baker Quartet – recorded 23 July 1956 at the Forum Theatre, Los Angeles, CA — Chet Baker (tp, vo) Russ Freeman (p) Jimmy Bond (b) Peter Littman (d) — released on the 1956 LP Chet Baker Sings (World Pacific WP 1826, ST 1826), a compilation of tracks from several sessions between Feb 1954 and July 1956


Eddie Costa and Bill Evans – from the Eddie Costa Quartet album Guys and Dolls Like Vibes, 1958 — recorded in NYC,  15 January 1958 — Eddie Costa (vib) Bill Evans (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Paul Motian (d)


Shirley Bassey – from her 1959 album The Fabulous Shirley Bassey


Frank Sinatra – recorded 18 July 1963 with Nelson Riddle


Barbra Streisand – from her album Back to Broadway, 1993


Thomas Henry and Erin Aitken as Sky and Sara in a Guys and Dolls production – Shawnee Mission East (KS) High School musical, February 2008.


Satoe Matsumoto (as) Hideaki Kohga (p) — alto sax and piano duet, 14 August 2010 — K Note Jazz Project, Takasaki, Japan



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