Until the Real Thing Comes Along
"(It Will Have to Do) Until the Real Thing Comes Along" is a popular song first published in 1936.
Another version has, immediately below the title, the words: "with Piano Accordion". According to this version, the songwriting credits read: Words and Music by Mann Holiner, Alberta Nichols, Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin and L.E. Freeman.
Otherwise, graphically, the two versions are identical.
ASCAP lists all five as co-writers.
- The Ink Spots feat. Bill Kenny (1941)
- Andy Kirk and His 12 Clouds of Joy (1936)
- Fats Waller (1936)
- Billie Holiday (1942) Columbia Record 78rpm; re-issued on the Columbia release Lady Day: the Best of Billie Holiday (2001)
- The Ravens (1947) 
- Dexter Gordon - on his album A Swingin' Affair (1962).
- Aretha Franklin for her album Laughing on the Outside (1962).
- Judy Henske for her album "High Flying Bird" (1963).
- Sandy Denny - Like an Old Fashioned Waltz (1974)
- Ella Fitzgerald and Ellis Larkins on the MCA release Ella & Ellis, where the song is credited to M. Holiner, A. Nichols, S. Cahn, S. Chaplin and L.E. Freeman on Chappell Music, Ltd.
- Frank Sinatra - L.A. Is My Lady (1984)
- Coleman Hawkins - material together from sessions dating between 1958 and 1962 in the In a Mellow Tone (1988).
- Carmen McRae - Torchy/Blue Moon (1999)
- June Christy - Spotlight on June Christy (1995), Something Cool (2001)
- Rod Stewart - The Great American Songbook Vol. II (2003)
- Noah Preminger - Before The Rain (2011)
A French version was adapted by Maxime Le Forestier and performed by Julien Clerc. It was also performed in French by the famous group "The Neighbours" during a concert in Le New Cactus in Kigali.
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