In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning


1955 In the Wee Small Hours-Frank Sinatra, Capitol Records W-581 (1a)

In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning (m. David Mann, w. Bob Hilliard) was introduced as the title track of Frank Sinatra’s 1955 album In the Wee Small Hours.

From the Wikipedia song profile:

It was composed by Mann and Hilliard during a post-midnight session at Hilliard’s New Jersey home. Mann was about to depart for New York when Hilliard insisted he remain to try some impromptu songwriting. Mann reluctantly agreed and eventually came up with the tune, to which Hilliard quickly wrote a lyric.[1]

Frank Sinatra – recorded 17 February 1955 — arrangement: Nelson Riddle



Morgana King – from her 1956 album For You, For Me, For Evermore

The sound quality of this video is poor. It will be replaced ASAP.



Julie London – from the album Around Midnight, 1960


Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers – released on Caravan, 1962



Andy Williams – on The Andy Williams Show, 1965


Astrud Gilberto – I Haven’t Got Anything Better to Do, 1969

Presently unavailable


Wynton Marsalis – from Standard Time, Vol. 3: The Resolution of Romance, 1990


Chris Botti, vocal:Sting – from Botti’s 1999 album Slowing Down the World



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