I Didn't Know What Time It Was

I Did not Know What Time It Was is a composition by Richard Rodgers, with the text by Lorenz Hart from 1939.

They wrote it for the musical Too Many Girls. The song was sung by Richard Kollmar and Marcy there Westcott first time. In the same film from 1940 it was sung by Trudy Erwin ( the order of actress Lucille Ball lent her voice ). 1957 was sung in the film Pal Joey by Frank Sinatra.

The success of the song made ​​him soon also become a jazz standard; it was sung by Ernestine Anderson, Tony Bennett, Betty Carter, Billie Holiday, Shirley Horn and Sarah Vaughan. Instrumental versions of the song were recorded by Count Basie, Art Blakey, Dave Brubeck, Roland Kirk, Sonny Clark, Chick Corea, Charlie Parker, Oscar Peterson and Lester Young.


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  • Musical Song
  • Jazz Title
  • Song 1939
  • Song by Richard Rodgers
  • Lorenz Hart