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|'Too Marvelous for Words'|
|Songwriter(s)||Composer: Richard Whiting|
Lyricist: Johnny Mercer
'Too Marvelous for Words' is a popular song written in 1937. Johnny Mercer wrote the lyrics for music composed by Richard Whiting. It was featured in the 1937 Warner Brothers film Ready, Willing and Able, as well as a production number in a musical revue on Broadway. The song has become a pop standard and has been recorded by many artists.
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The song was used as the love theme for the characters played by Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart in the 1947 film noir Dark Passage, directed by Delmer Daves. It was introduced in a vocal version (often erroneously credited, without verification, to Jo Stafford), then recurred as an instrumental at important points in the story. Harry James recorded a version in 1947 on Columbia 37851.
Alec Wilder has praised the song as a 'model of pop song writing, musically and lyrically'.He cited its surprising shifts in rhythm and key.
The lyrics have won praise as sophisticated and perfectly synchronized with the tune. In the opinion of at least one critic, Mercer borrowed some of the lyric techniques and wordplay from Ira Gershwin.Singer Margaret Whiting was the daughter of composer Whiting and a good friend of lyricist Mercer. She said that Mercer's lyrics in 'Too Marvelous for Words' were an enormously original approach to saying 'I love you, honey'.For a girl pdf free download.
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Bing Crosby recorded the song on March 3, 1937 with Jimmy Dorsey for Decca Records and it went to the top of the charts of the day during ten weeks in the listings.Leo Reisman and his Orchestra also had chart success with the song in 1937, briefly reaching the No. 16 spot.
Frank Sinatra covered the song on his 1956 album Songs for Swingin' Lovers!, arranged by the Nelson Riddle Orchestra. He continued to perform the song on his 1962 world tour, and performed it with a new arrangement by the Count Basie Band in 1965.
Other artists who have recorded the song include:
- June Christy - Through the Years (1995), June Christy with The Johnny Guarnieri Quintet, A Friendly Session, Vol. 3 (1998)
- Rosemary Clooney (on her 1960 album Clap Hands! Here Comes Rosie!)
- Doris Day (on the 1950 album Young Man with a Horn)
- Michael Feinstein (on his 1993 album Forever)
- Ella Fitzgerald (on her 1964 album Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Johnny Mercer Song Book)
- Stan Getz
- Billie Holiday - Lady Sings the Blues (1956)
- Joni James (on her 1959 album Joni Sings Sweet)
- Diana Krall (on her 2009 album Quiet Nights)
- Frankie Laine (the song was included in the Bear Family album Rawhide (CD2).)
- Johnnie Ray (for his 1958 album 'Til Morning)
- Andy Russell
- Frank Sinatra - Songs for Swingin' Lovers! (1956)
- Jeri Southern - The Southern Style (1955)
- Frankie Vaughan
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- ^Wilk, Max (1997). They're Playing Our Song. New York: Da Capo. ISBN0-306-80746-7.
- ^'A Bing Crosby Discography'. BING magazine. International Club Crosby. Retrieved April 2, 2017.
- ^Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 106. ISBN0-89820-083-0.
- ^Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 366. ISBN0-89820-083-0.
- ^'Frank Sinatra: Too Marvelous for Words'. Merriam-Webster. 2015. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
- ^'Joni James – Joni Swings Sweet (1959, Vinyl)'. Discogs.com. Retrieved May 31, 2021.
- ^'Johnnie Ray With The Billy Taylor Trio - 'Til Morning'. Discogs.com. Retrieved May 31, 2021.
- ^'Andy Russell With Dean Elliott And His Orchestra – Love Notes From Andy Russell (1948, Shellac)'. Discogs.com. Retrieved May 31, 2021.
- ^'78 Record: Frankie Vaughan - Too Marvellous For Words (1953)'. 45worlds.com. Retrieved May 31, 2021.