Teach Me Tonight

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"Teach Me Tonight" is a popular song that has become a jazz standard. The music was written by Gene De Paul, the lyrics by Sammy Cahn.[1] The song was published in 1953.

Cahn wrote a new verse for Frank Sinatra's 1984 recording on L.A. Is My Lady.

Five versions charted in 1954 and 1955, namely:[2]

  • Janet Brace was apparently first, making the Billboard chart on October 23, 1954, and eventually reaching No. 23.
  • Jo Stafford - No. 15 in 1954
  • Dinah Washington - an R&B hit in 1954, inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999
  • Helen Grayco - No. 29 in 1954
  • The DeCastro Sisters - No. 2 in 1955

Other recordings[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Teach Me Tonight - Jazz Standards", JazzStandards.com 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 590. ISBN 0-89820-083-0. 
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  4. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, "Concert by the Sea" review, AllMusic.
  5. ^ "Discogs.com". Discogs.com. Retrieved January 23, 2018. 
  6. ^ "Discogs.com". Discogs.com. Retrieved January 23, 2018. 
  7. ^ "allmusic.com". allmusic.com. Retrieved January 23, 2018. 
  8. ^ "Discogs.com". Discogs.com. Retrieved January 23, 2018. 
  9. ^ "Discogs.com". Discogs.com. Retrieved January 23, 2018. 
  10. ^ "45cat.com". 45cat.com. Retrieved January 23, 2018. 
  11. ^ "45cat.com". 45cat.com. Retrieved January 23, 2018. 

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