If I Could Be with You (One Hour Tonight)

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"If I Could Be with You (One Hour Tonight)"
Song
Published 1926
Composer(s) James P. Johnson
Lyricist(s) Henry Creamer

"If I Could Be with You (One Hour Tonight)" is a popular song. The music was written by James P. Johnson, the lyrics by Henry Creamer. The song was published in 1926 and first recorded by Clarence Williams' Blue Five with vocalist Eva Taylor in 1927.[1] It was popularized by the 1930 recording by McKinney's Cotton Pickers, who used it as their theme song[2] and by Louis Armstrong's record for Okeh Records (catalogue No.41448), both of which featured in the charts of 1930.[3]

The song has become a standard, with recordings by many other artists, including Count Basie, Tony Bennett, Bing Crosby, Carmen McRae, Doris Day, Ella Fitzgerald, Harry James, Kay Starr, and Frank Sinatra.[citation needed]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight)". JazzStandards.com. Retrieved 2009-02-20. 
  2. ^ Driggs, Frank; Haddix, Chuck (2006). Kansas City Jazz: From Ragtime to Bebop—A History. Oxford University Press US. p. 89. ISBN 0-19-530712-7. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 33. ISBN 0-89820-083-0. 
  4. ^ "Internet Movie Database". imdb,com. Retrieved June 5, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Internet Movie Database". imdb.com. Retrieved June 5, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Internet Movie Database". imdb.com. Retrieved June 5, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Internet Movie Database". imdb.com. Retrieved June 5, 2017. 

See also[edit]

QRS Player Piano Roll # Q-152

JAM Player Piano Roll # 69