Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most


Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most (m. Tommy Wolfe, w. Fran Landesman)

Jackie and Roy (Jackie Cain and Roy Kral) — recorded in May 1955 and released on the 1955 LP Storyville Presents Jackie and Roy, (US) Storyville STLP 904, LP 904 (Mono)

From Wikipedia:

Jackie and Roy was a jazz vocal team consisting of husband and wife singer Jackie Cain and singer/pianist Roy Kral. They first joined forces in 1946, and in 1996 they celebrated their 50th anniversary as a vocal duo. [read more]


Rita Reys with Tom Dissevelt And His Orchestra — recorded at Phonogram Studios, Hilversum, Netherlands, on 25 March 1957; released in 1957 on the album The Cool Voice Of Rita Reys No. 2, (Netherlands) Philips ‎P 08010 L, and in the US on the album Her Name is Rita Reys, Epic LN 3522


Herbie Mann — recorded in NYC in March 1956 and released that year on the album Love and Weather, Bethlehem Records BCP 63

Herbie Mann (flute), Joe Puma (guitar), Milt Hinton (bass), Don Lamond (drums), Ralph Burns (director), unidentified large orchestra, including strings


Tommy Wolf — from the 1958 LP Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most, Fraternity Records F-1010; album recorded on 5 & 6 September 1957

Tommy Wolf – piano, vocal
Monty Budwig – bass
Shelly Manne – drums


1958-The Song is June-June Christy, Capitol T1114, ST1114

June Christy with orchestra conducted by Pete Rugolo — first track on the 1958 LP The Song is June!, Capitol Records T1114 (Mono), ST1114 (Stereo); arrangement by Pete Rugolo

The Song is June! — Wikipedia page


Mark Murphy — from his 1961 album Rah, Riverside Records RLP 9395


Stan Getz Quintet with the Lalo Schifrin Orchestra — recorded in NYC on 22 October 1963; released on the 1964 album Reflections, (US, Canada, Germany) Verve Records V6-8554


1964 A Chip Off the Old Block, Stanley Turrentine, Blue Note 4150 (Mono)1964 A Chip Off the Old Block, Stanley Turrentine, Blue Note 4150 (Mono) back

Stanley Turrentine with Shirley Scott, Blue Mitchell, Earl May & Al Harewood — recorded on 21 October 1963; released on the 1964 LP A Chip Off the Old Block, Blue Note BLP 4150 (Mono), BST-84150 (Stereo)

  • Stanley Turrentine – tenor saxophone
  • Blue Mitchell – trumpet
  • Shirley Scott – organ
  • Earl May – bass
  • Al Harewood – drums


Carmen McRae and Sarah Vaughan-by Moneta Sleet, Jr., Stamford, Connecticut-1964 (2)Carmen McRae and Sarah Vaughan-by Moneta Sleet, Jr., Stamford, Connecticut-1964 (1)

(above) Carmen McRae and Sarah Vaughan, photographed by Moneta Sleet, Jr. during a benefit jazz concert held on the lawn of Jackie and Rachel Robinson’s home in North Stamford, Connecticut in 1964

Sarah Vaughan — from the 1964 album Snowbound, Roulette Records R 52091 (Mono), SR 52091 (Stereo)


Betty Carter_4

Betty Carter — from her 1964 LP Inside Betty Carter, United Artists Records ‎UAS 6379

  • album recording date disagreement:


1964 Bittersweet-Carmen McRae, Focus 334Carmen McRae

Carmen McRae — from the 1964 LP Bittersweet, Focus FM 334 (Mono), FS 334 (Stereo)


Harry James — from the album In a Relaxed Mood, released in 1964 or 1965, according to various sources


Steve Kuhn Trio — recorded on 13 October 1969; released on the 1971 album Childhood is Forever, (France) BYG Records BYG 529136, BYG Records 529.136


Irene Kral — from the 1974 LP Where Is Love?, Choice Records CRS 1012, a collection of ballads interpreted by Irene Kral and pianist Alan Broadbent


Stan Getz Quartet — recorded live in California, 1983 (according to the provider)

Stan Getz (ts), Jim McNeely (p), Mark Johnson (b), Victor Lewis (dr)


1984 Poetry-Stan Getz & Albert Dailey-d551984 Poetry-Stan Getz & Albert Dailey (back)

Stan Getz and Albert Dailey —  from the 1984 LP Poetry, Elektra 60370-1; album recorded on 12 January 1983 at Shadowbrook Studio, Irvington, New York


Houston Person & Ron Carter — recorded on 6 January 1990 and released on the 1990 album Now’s the Time


Ellis Marsalis —  from his 1992 CD album Heart of Gold, Columbia CK 47509 —  He also performed the song at Vitoria-Gasteiz Jazz Festival, Spain, in 1992


Jackie & Roy — from their 1995 CD album Forever, MusicMasters Jazz 01612-65128-2


Jody Fisher — guitar solo, from the 2004 album Impromptu


Heleen van den Hombergh, vocal, accompanied on piano by Karel Boehlee — recorded live on 3 April 2014, Lux Nijmegen, Netherlands


Bill Charlap Trio — from the 2017 CD album Uptown, Downtown, (US) Impulse! B0027231-02


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