Have You Met Miss Jones?

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"Have You Met Miss Jones?"
Song from I'd Rather Be Right
Published 1937
Songwriter(s) Lorenz Hart
Composer(s) Richard Rodgers

"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]

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

A version of "Have You Met Miss Jones" was recorded by Frank Sinatra on his Sinatra Swings album.
Bing Crosby recorded the song in 1956 on his Bing Sings Whilst Bregman Swings album.
It was also covered by Scatman John.

Ella Fitzgerald included this song in her Verve Records album Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Rodgers and Hart Songbook (1957). Joe Pass recorded his version of the song on his 1973 album Virtuoso. Pass's recording alternates between F major and G flat major.[3]

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".[4]McCoy Tyner recorded a version of the song on his second album, Reaching Fourth (1963).

John Barrowman sang the song on television.[citation needed] The Hi-Lo's included it on their 1954 album Listen!. John Ritter sang it (as a philandering author in a piano bar) in the Blake Edwards romantic comedy, "Skin Deep."

Robbie Williams performed it for the soundtrack of the film Bridget Jones's Diary (2001), and it was also included in Williams's album, Swing When You're Winning (2001).

Notes[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 - retrieved on 5 June 2012
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ Jay Thomas: Giant Steps commentary at jazzstandards.com - retrieved on 27 April 2009

1955 Gentlemen Marry Brunettes, sung by Jeanne Crain, Jane Russell, Alan Young, Rudy Vallee and Scott Brady.

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