Misty (m. Erroll Garner, w. Johnny  Burke)

Selected links:

From WICN.org’s Song of the Week feature:

The song enjoyed moderate success when Garner recorded it as an instrumental in 1954. Johnny Burke added the lyrics in 1955, and the song became a million-selling recording in 1959 when Johnny Mathis recorded it with vocals. Since then, it has become one of the most recorded ballads of all time. ASCAP named it one of the 25 most performed standards of the 20th Century.

Erroll Garner Trio — recorded in Chicago on 27 July 1954; issued on the 78 rpm single Mercury 70442, and (in April 1954) on the 45 rpm single Mercury 70442X45, b/w “Exactly Like You” in each case


Johnny Mathis – 1959


Erroll Garner

Filmed live at the BRT studio in Brussels, Belgium – 1962 says the provider


However, this dailymotion provider dates the same performance 1963


Live at the ConcertgebouwAmsterdam, Netherlands – 1969


Sarah Vaughan

Stockholm, Sweden – 1964 (television)


Billy Eckstine — recorded live on 30 August 1960 at the Cloud Nine Lounge of the New Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada; released on the 1960 album No Cover, No Minumum, Roulette R-52052 (Mono), SR 52052 (Stereo)


Ella Fitzgerald – with the Tommy Flanagan Trio, London – 1960


Keely Smith – from her 1961 Dot album Swing, You Lovers, arranged and conducted by Gerald Dolin


Lesley Gore – from her 1963 debut album I’ll Cry If I Want To



Richard “Groove” Holmes – originally released on the 1965 album Soul Message, Prestige PR 7435 (Mono), PRST 7435 (Stereo), and not on the 1968 album That Healin’ Feelin’


Donny Hathaway – 1970

From what appears to be a blurb touting a 2008 TV documentary, Unsung: The Story Of Donny Hathaway:

Indeed Donny Hathaway is responsible for creating and influencing today’s modern R&B vocal style for all male vocalist of our time. Before Donny Hathaway, no R&B male singer or performer was singing riffs, incorporating high notes or bringing down the house with soulful, melodic vocals. Donny Hathaway was the first to do it……………….not Lurther Vandross, not Stevie Wonder, Not even Marvin Gaye. Singers like Usher, Neyo, Chris Brown, Boyz II Men, Jodeci, Dru Hill, Musiq Soulchild, Anthony Hamilton, Lyfe and so many others copy the vocal styles and even tonality that Donny Hathaway created.


Johnny Mathis – on French TV, Mireille Mathieu Special, 1973


Joe Pass – from the DVD The Genius of Joe Pass, a compilation of filmed and videotaped performances from the period 1962-1982. I haven’t yet narrowed it down any further than that.


Ray Naluz and his Alto Sexy Sax – An instrumental by saxophonist Ray Naluz of Dorthmund, Germany


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2 Comments (+add yours?)

    Sep 27, 2017 @ 07:59:19

    Very good site



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