Time After Time (1947 song)

"Time After Time" is a romantic jazz standard with lyrics written by Sammy Cahn and music by Jule Styne in 1946.

"Time After Time"
Published1947 by Barton Music
Composer(s)Jule Styne
Lyricist(s)Sammy Cahn

First recordingsEdit

The first recording was on November 19, 1946 for Musicraft[1] by Sarah Vaughan with the Teddy Wilson Quartet: Wilson on piano, Charlie Ventura on tenor saxophone, Remo Palmieri on guitar, and Billy Taylor on double bass.

The song was written for Frank Sinatra to introduce in the 1947 film It Happened in Brooklyn. The pianist providing the offscreen accompaniment was André Previn to an arrangement of Axel Stordahl. Later in the film, the song was reprised in full by Kathryn Grayson. The only contemporary recording by a British artist was the one by Steve Conway.[2]

Sinatra recorded it again in 1957 with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra.[3] After it emerged as a jazz standard thanks to saxophonists like Getz and Coltrane, 1959 was a banner year for its popularity, being covered by many pop and jazz vocalists.[4]

Other versionsEdit


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