A Damsel in Distress (1937)


A Damsel in Distress (1937) — two standards

A Foggy Day – originally titled A Foggy Day (in London Town)

Fred Astaire – with Ray Noble and his Orchestra – 1937


Hazel Scott Trio — in a short promoting the March of Dimes and its fight against polio, 1955 — Hazel Scott (p, vo), Charles Mingus (b) Rudy Nichols (d)

a.) program: A Foggy Day, March of Dimes announcement by Hazel Scott, Autumn Leaves


Charles Mingus Quintet and Max Roach – 1955 — The video provider rogerjazzfan says

“Charles Mingus Quintet Plus Max Roach” album. Recorded live at the Cafe Bohemia, New York, New York on December 23, 1955. Originally released on Fantasy (6009). Charles Mingus (bass); George Barrow (tenor saxophone); Eddie Bert (trombone); Mal Waldron (piano); Willie Jones, Max Roach (drums)


Jo Stafford – with the Art Van Damme Quintet, recorded 30 September 1956 (There’s a skip at about 2:35)


Shirley Bassey — from The Fabulous Shirley Bassey (1959), her third studio album and her debut for Columbia, recorded with Geoff Love and his orchestra

Presently unavailable


Lena Horne-Judy Garland-1judy-garland-jg-show-ep-4-with-lena-horne-23-july-1963-d42

Judy Garland – Episode #4 of The Judy Garland Show, taped 23 July 1963. Guests were Lena Horne and Terry Thomas.


Nice Work If You Can Get It

About the original number in A Damsel in Distress Wikipedia says:

[T]he film’s second Gershwin standard is introduced by Astaire and chorus, followed by an Astaire tap solo, executed while confined by and playing a set of drums. It was shot in one continuous take and makes use of a very early version of the zoom lens.

Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra, vocal: Billie Holiday — (Holiday) Session #23 New York, 1 November 1937 — personnel: Buck Clayton (tp) Prince Robinson (cl), Vido Musso (ts), Teddy Wilson (p) Allan Reuss (g) Walter Page (b) Cozy Cole (d) Billie Holiday (v)


Benny Goodman Trio 1954 — clip from an unknown documentary; recording introduced by Chick Corea


Billie Holiday – Session #73, Los Angeles, 23 August 1955 — Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra (Verve) — Harry ‘Sweets’ Edison (tp) Benny Carter (as) Jimmy Rowles (p) Barney Kessel (g) John Simmons (b) Larry Bunker (d) Billie Holiday (v)


Frank Sinatra and Peggy Lee – from Season 1, Episode #4 of The Frank Sinatra Show – airing 8 November 1957. The pair also sing Love is Here to Stay in this episode.



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