Have You Met Miss Jones?

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"Have You Met Miss Jones?"
Song
Published1937
Composer(s)Richard Rodgers
Lyricist(s)Lorenz Hart

"Have You Met Miss Jones?" is a popular song that was written for the musical comedy I'd Rather Be Right. The music was written by Richard Rodgers and the lyrics by Lorenz Hart. The song was published in 1937.[1]

Background[edit]

In the musical the song is performed by characters Peggy Jones and Phil Barker. In the 1937 version these characters were played by Joy Hodges and Austin Marshall.[2]

In movie Gentlemen Marry Brunettes (1955) sung by Rudy Vallee, Jane Russell, Jeanne Crain (dubbed by Anita Ellis), Scott Brady (dubbed by Robert Farnon) and Alan Young, Danced by Jane Russell and Jeanne Crain.

Other recordings[edit]

Influence[edit]

The song's bridge, featuring key motion by major thirds, may have served as an inspiration to John Coltrane in the development of "Coltrane changes".[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Have You Met Miss Jones? at jazzstandards.com - retrieved on 27 April 2009
  2. ^ I'd Rather Be Right 1937 at lorenzhart.org Archived 2012-12-31 at the Wayback Machine - retrieved on 5 June 2012
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i Gioia, Ted (2012). The Jazz Standards: A Guide to the Repertoire. New York City: Oxford University Press. pp. 140–141. ISBN 978-0-19-993739-4.
  4. ^ "Tony Bennett - 1960-1964".
  5. ^ Pass, Joe; Leone, Roland (1 June 1998). Joe Pass -- Virtuoso Standards Songbook Collection: Authentic Guitar TAB. Alfred Publishing Company, Incorporated. p. 4. ISBN 978-0-7692-1710-9. Retrieved 15 April 2012.
  6. ^ "Swing Along with Me - Frank Sinatra | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic.
  7. ^ Jay Thomas: Giant Steps commentary at jazzstandards.com - retrieved on 27 April 2009

See also[edit]