Just in Time


Just in Time (music by Jule Styne; lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green) was introduced in the 1956 Broadway musical Bells Are Ringing with book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and music by Jule Styne. The original Broadway production, directed by Jerome Robbins and choreographed by Robbins and Bob Fosse, opened on November 29, 1956 at the Shubert Theatre, where it ran for slightly more than two years before transferring to the Alvin Theatre, for a total run of 924 performances.  — adapted from Wikipedia

Judy Holiday, who played the central character Ella, and Sydney Chaplin (portraying Jeff Moss) won Tony Awards.

Two songs from the show became jazz and pop standards: Just in Time, and The Party’s Over.


Bob Eberly with Enoch Light and his Orchestra (according to the video provider) — 1956


Barney Kessel – recorded in Los Angeles, 11 November 1957 — Victor Feldman (vib) Hampton Hawes (p) Barney Kessel (g) Leroy Vinnegar (b) Shelly Manne (d) — album: Let’s Cook!


Blossom Dearie – from her 1959 album Sings Comden and Green


Dean Martin and Judy Holliday — from the original soundtrack album for the 1960 film Bells Are Ringing, based on the 1956 Broadway musical of the same title


Judy Garland

Episode #22 of The Judy Garland Show, taped 14 February 1964, aired 23 February 1964


Judy Garland –  Live at the Palladium, London, 1964


Dudley Moore Trio – from the Moore TV project Not Only…But Also. The clip is from the initial episode of the first of three series, originally broadcast 9 January 1965. John Lennon, Norman Rossington, and Diahann Carroll were guests.

The above photo is from a 20 November 1964 film shoot for the pilot. Moore, Rossington, and Lennon were filmed on Wimbledon Common performing a piece of whimsy which accompanied Moore’s reading of  the nonsense poem “Deaf Ted, Danoota (and me),” from Lennon’s book In His Own Write. Several other selections from the book were recited during a taping at BBC Television Centre nine days later (Photo and principal info source: beatlechat.blogspot.com).


(below) Moore’s reading of Lennon’s Deaf Ted, Danoota (and me)


Tony Bennett and Michael Bublé

  • Tony Bennett: American Classic DVD, released 21 November 2006


  • NBC Today show 27 September 2006

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