You Are Too Beautiful
You Are Too Beautiful is a 1932 song written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart for the 1933 film Hallelujah, I'm a Bum, where it was sung by Al Jolson. It became a pop and jazz standard in the 1940s, with a notable recording made on August 3, 1945 by Dick Haymes (Decca 23750).
Other notable recordings
Other notable versions include those by:
- Cannonball Adderley on Julian Cannonball Adderley and Strings
- Thelonious Monk on The Unique Thelonious Monk (1956)
- John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman on John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman (1963)
- Sarah Vaughan on Crazy and Mixed Up (1982)
- Forte, Allen (1995). The American Popular Ballad of the Golden Era, 1924–1950. Princeton University Press. pp. 193–196. ISBN 0-691-04399-X.
- "You Are Too Beautiful". JazzStandards. Retrieved September 19, 2018.
- Sullivan, Steve (2017). Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings: Volume 3. Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 197–198. ISBN 978-1-4422-5449-7.
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