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Where Or When


Artie Shaw and his Orchestra : Where Or When

“Where or When” is a show tune from the 1937 Rodgers and Hart musical ‘Babes in Arms’. It was first performed by Ray Heatherton and Mitzi Green. That same year, Hal Kemp recorded a popular version. The song also appeared in the film version of ‘Babes in Arms’ two years later.


Style:  Jazz

Date Recorded: September 14, 1950

Composer: Richard Rodgers

Lyricist: Lorenz Hart



Wikipedia: Where or When


Artie Shaw and his Orchestra

  • Joe Benjamin (string bass)
  • Will Bradley (trombone)
  • John Collins (guitar)
  • Art Drelinger (tenor saxophone)
  • Tony Faso (trumpet)
  • Chris Griffin (trumpet)
  • Jack Satterfield (trombone)
  • Hymie Schertzer (alto saxophone)
  • Artie Shaw (director, clarinet)
  • Billy Taylor (piano)
  • Bart Wallace (trumpet)
  • Stanley (Stan) Webb (tenor saxophone)
  • Stanley (Stan) Webb (baritone saxophone)
  • Milt Yaner (alto saxophone)
  • Charlie Smith (drums)


Label: Decca


It seems we stood and talked like this before
We looked at each other in the same way then
But I can’t remember where or when
The clothes you’re wearing are the clothes you wore
The smile you are smiling you were smiling then
But I can’t remember where or when
Some things that happen for the first time
Seem to be happening again
And so it seems that we have met before
And laughed before
And loved before
But who knows where or when

Artie Shaw - Where or When

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