March 19, 2015

#79: Another Rodgers and Hart favorite

This is the third of four R and H tunes on my personal Sinatra hit parade:



That recording was arranged by Billy May for 1961's Swing Along With Me.

An "unfinished" version of "Have You Met Miss Jones" has been added as a bonus track to the top-notch Ring-a-Ding Ding! CD, arranged by Johnny Mandel. Ten minutes long, the track, recorded in December of 1960, allows us to listen in as Sinatra works his way through the arrangement. He's clearly not pleased with it, declaring, "It sounds like a different album" (yes, it does), and, ultimately, "Pass this." You can hear it here.

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