On Green Dolphin Street (song)

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"On Green Dolphin Street"
Song by Jimmy Dorsey
Published1947
GenrePop, jazz
Composer(s)Bronisław Kaper
Lyricist(s)Ned Washington

"On Green Dolphin Street" (originally titled "Green Dolphin Street") is a 1947 popular song composed by Bronisław Kaper with lyrics by Ned Washington. The song was composed for the film Green Dolphin Street, which was based on a 1944 novel of the same name by Elizabeth Goudge, and became a jazz standard after it was recorded by Miles Davis in 1958.[1]

Renditions[edit]

Date Main recording artist Vocalist Album title, notes Ref.
1947 Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra Bill Lawrence Soundtrack for Green Dolphin Street. The commercial recording charted briefly at No. 25 in January 1948. [2]
1956 Ahmad Jamal Trio instrumental Count 'Em 88 [3]
1957 Barney Kessel and the Poll Winners instrumental The Poll Winners [4]
1958 Miles Davis Sextet instrumental Jazz Track (with soundtrack Ascenseur pour l'échafaud), reissued as Basic Miles (1973) and 1958 Miles in Japan (1974), (also '58 Miles Featuring Stella by Starlight) [3]
1959 Bill Evans instrumental On Green Dolphin Street [3]
1959 Wynton Kelly instrumental Kelly Blue [3]
1960 Eric Dolphy Quintet instrumental Outward Bound [3]
1960 Duke Pearson instrumental Tender Feelin’s (album) [3]
1960 Dakota Staton Dakota Staton Dakota (1960) [5]
1961 Mark Murphy Mark Murphy Rah! [3]
1961 Dinah Washington Dinah Washington The Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury, Vol. 7 (1961) [6]
1961 Nancy Wilson Nancy Wilson The Swingin's Mutual!
1961 Grant Green instrumental Gooden's Corner
1962 Mel Tormé Mel Tormé Comin' Home Baby!
1962 Dodo Marmarosa instrumental Dodo's Back! [7]
1962 Sarah Vaughan Sarah Vaughan Included in her album You're Mine You (1962)
1963 Vince Guaraldi Quintet instrumental In Person [8]
1964 Tony Bennett Tony Bennett When Lights Are Low
1965 Sonny Rollins instrumental Sonny Rollins on Impulse! [3]
1965 Bunky Green instrumental Testifyin' Time [9]
1973 Jimmy McGriff Quintet instrumental Concert: Friday the 13th - Cook County Jail
1974 Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis instrumental Leapin' on Lenox [3]
1974 Vince Guaraldi Trio instrumental Live on the Air
1977 Return to Forever instrumental Live
1977 Sadao Watanabe instrumental Live in Nemuro 1977
1978 Herbie Hancock instrumental The Piano
1986 Joe Pass and Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Easy Living [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "On Green Dolphin Street" at jazzstandards.com
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. p. 133. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.
  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. p. 314. ISBN 978-0-19-993739-4.
  4. ^ "The Poll Winners". allmusic.com. Retrieved 16 January 2022.
  5. ^ "Discogs.com". Discogs.com. Retrieved June 4, 2020.
  6. ^ "allmusic.com". allmusic.com. Retrieved June 4, 2020.
  7. ^ "Dodo Marmarosa – Dodo's Back!". AllMusic. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
  8. ^ Ginell, Richard S. "In Person". Allmusic. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  9. ^ "Testifyin' Time - Bunky Green". allmusic.com. Retrieved 16 January 2022.
  10. ^ "Easy Living". allmusic.com. Retrieved 16 January 2022.