TEA FOR TWO

Latest update on 12/01/2010

Artist: Louise Groody & John Barker
Author: Vincent Youmans/Irving Caesar
Year: 1924

In musical No No Nanette. The story goes lyricist Irving Caesar had spend a whole day with composer Vincent Youmans working on new songs and fell asleep. Youmans, who'd found a new tune, needed some words immediately. "Can't they wait until tomorrow?" No they couldn't. So Caesar gave him some nonsense lyric lines that he thought wouldn't survive the morning after but they challenge posterity instead.

Covers:

1925:

Marion Harris

1925:

Ben Bernie

1937:

Django Reinhardt

1939:

Art Tatum

1947:

Charlie Parker

1949:

Artie Shaw

1950:

Doris Day & Gordon MacRae

1953:

Johnny Maddox

1958:

[as Tea For Two Cha Cha]

1958:

Warren Covington [inheriting Tommy Dorsey's Orchestra]

1960:

Ernie Fields [idem]

1964:

Nino Tempo & April Stevens

1971:

Tony Bennett

1997:

Jacky Terrasson & Cassandra Wilson

The theme of Tea For Two reminds that of Le Golf from Sports et divertissements by French composer Erik Satie (1914).

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