YOU NEVER KNOW



Composer: Cole Porter
Lyricist: Cole Porter

Opened: September 21, 1938, Winter Garden Theatre, N.Y.C.
Performances: 78

Note: Only numbers not found on the 1991 Pasadena Playhouse cast album are noted below.


After You, Who? (added to the 1975 Maine revival; originally used in GAY DIVORCE and subsequently used in UNSUNG COLE and HAPPY NEW YEAR):

1. 78/Columbia DB-1215; 78/Columbia FB-1255 (Fred Astaire with the Ted Lewis orchestra) [reissued on Original Cast! The Thirties, CD/Metropolitan Opera MET 802CD; The Ultimate Cole Porter - Volume I, CD/Pearl GEM 0111]
2. 78/Brunswick 6445 (Lee Sherwood with Eddie Duchin and His Central Park Casino Orchestra) [reissued on Best Of The Big Bands, CD/Columbia CK-46150]
3. Meyer Davis Plays Cole Porter, Monmouth Evergreen (S) MES/6813 (Meyer Davis with orchestra conducted by Emery Davis)
4. Walden, Earth (S) ELPS 1001 (Lois Walden)
5. Mabel Mercer Sings Cole Porter, Atlantic 1213 (Mabel Mercer with Stan Freeman and Cy Walter, piano, and Frank Carroll, bass) [reissued as CD/Rhino R2 71690]
6. Cole Porter Songs, Walden (M) 301 (Bob Shaver with David Baker and John Morris, pianos) [reissued on Songs By Cole Porter And Rodgers & Hart, CD/Harbinger HCD 1703]
7. New Conversations-Monologue, Dialogue, Trialogue, Warner Bros. M5 3177 (Bill Evans, piano) [reissued as CD/Warner Bros. 3177]
8. Merrill At Midnight, Emarcy 36107 (Helen Merrill with orchestra conducted by Hal Mooney) [reissued as CD/Verve]
9. Jeri Southern Meets Cole Porter, Capitol (M) T-1173 (Jeri Southern with orchestra conducted by Billy May) [reissued on Jeri Southern Meets Cole Porter/Jeri Southern At The Crescendo, CD/EMI 856057]
10. The Melody Of Broadway, AEI (M) 1154 (Emil Petti and his Savoy-Plaza Orchestra)
11. A Sure Thing, Angel (S) SZ-37723 (Richard Rodney Bennett, keyboards; Barry Tuckwell, horn; and orchestra conducted by Neil Richardson) [reissued on That Certain Feeling, CD/Classics For Pleasure 3523462]
12. Two Little Babes In The Wood: Rarities By Cole Porter, CAS/Trapezium Recordings (Marsha Hunter and Brian Kent with Steven Blier, piano)
13. Dream Dancing, CD/Pablo 2310814 (Ella Fitzgerald with orchestra conducted by Nelson Riddle)
14. Kiri Sings Porter, CD/Angel 55050 (Kiri Te Kanawa with the New World Philharmonic conducted by Peter Matz)
15. Julie Wilson Sings The Cole Porter Songbook, CD/DRG CDSL 5208 (Julie Wilson with William Roy, piano)
16. John Barrowman Swings Cole Porter, CD/First Night CASTCD 91 (John Barrowman with the Pro Arte Orchestra of London conducted by Stewart Mackintosh)
17. Cole Porter: A Musical Toast, CD/Varese Sarabande VSD2-5826 (Tia Riebling with music direction by Ron Abel)
18. Cole Porter Centennial Gala Concert, CD/Teldec 9031-75277-2 (Lorna Dallas with The Cole Porter Orchestra conducted by Donald Pippin, Jae Alexander, and Larry Blank)
19. Louis Lebeau Remembers Cole Porter, Not Stephen Sondheim (But Sings Their Songs Anyway), CD/Original Cast OC-2101 (Robert Clary with the John Rodby Trio)
20. Then Along Came Bill: A Tribute To Bill Evans, CD/DRG 91402 (Sylvia Syms with the Mike Renzi Trio)
21. Broadway Baby, CD/DRG CDSL-5203 (Dorothy Loudon with Buddy Barnes, piano; Ron Delseni, electronic keyboards; John Chiodini, guitar, David Finck, ab, and Jimmie Young, drums)
22. Why Shouldn't I?, CD/Cambria 1124 (Carol Merrill)
23. Song Of Yesterday For Today, CD/Romeo 7230 (Martha Bennett Oneppo)
24. Bewitched/You Do Something, CD/Dutton 4297 (Victor Silvester and His Silver Strings)
25. It's Always You, CD/Harlemwood (Lainie Cooke)
26. Love Is Here To Stay, CD/Blue Note 5603412 (Sandy Stewart with Bill Charlap, piano)
27. Remembering Mabel Mercer Vol. 2, CD/Audiophile 326 (Joyce Breach with the Keith Ingham Trio); Piano Solos, Vol. 2, CD/Jump 1221 (Larry Eanet, piano)
28. Maybeck Recital Hall Series, Vol. 39, CD/Concord 4653 (Kenny Drew, Jr., piano)
29. The Last Roundup, Vol. 5: The Decca Years, CD/Vocalion 6115 (Jack Hylton and His Orchestra)
30. Being Myself, CD/Blue Note 34286 (Lena Horne)
31. This Is Always, CD/Baldwin Street Music 210 (Maureen Kennedy)
32. CloseUp, CD/Celeste 6147 (Bobbe Norris)
33. Don't You Know I Care?, CD/Audiophile 276 (Polly Podewell with Ross Tompkins, piano, Dave Carpenter, bass, and Jake Hanna, drums)
34. Most Of Ev'ry Day, CD/Audiophile 217 (Steve Ross, piano and voice)
35. In My Mind's Eye, CD/X! posed (Frank Russo and Max Murray) (unverified)
36. George Shearing And Barry Tuckwell Play The Music Of Cole Porter, CD/Concord Jazz CCD-42010 (George Shearing, piano, and Barry Tuckwell, French horn)
37. The Very Best Of Danny Williams, CD/EMI Gold 359372 (Danny Williams)
38. Love Locked Out, CD/Max Jazz 501 (Patti Wicks, piano and voice, with Keter Betts, bass, and Joe La Barbera, drums)
39. Stars Of The '30s: Cole Porter, CD/Pro Arte 548 (Don Bestor Orchestra)
40. The Last Waltz, CD/Milestone 4430 (Bill Evans, piano, with Marc Johnson, bass, and Joe La Barbera, drums)
41. Livin' In A Great Big Way, CD/Swing Out 104 (Banu Gibson with John Sheridan and David Boeddinghaus, pianos)
42. Why Not Now?, CD/Jackie Gibson (Jackie Gibson)
43. Anything Goes: Rebecca Luker Sings Cole Porter, CD/Varese Sarabande VSD-5647 (Rebecca Luker with musical direction by Patrick Scott Brady)
44. What Is Love?, CD/Cabaret 5022 (Andre Marcovicci with music direction by Glenn Mehrbach)
45. Mabel Mercer, CD/Harbinger 2001 (Mabel Mercer)
46. Late Night At The Café Carlyle, CD/Telarc 83311 (Bobby Short, piano and voice, with Beverly Peer, bass, and Robert Scott, drums)
47. Keep Tempo, CD/Dutton Vocalion 6028 (George Scott Wood and His Orchestra)
48. I Won't Dance: Fred & Cole, CD/Ligeti 1001 (Steve Ross, piano and voice, with Brian Cassier, bass)
49. Red Hot + Blue: A Tribute To Cole Porter, CD/Chrysalis F2-21799 (Jodi Watley with music conducted by John Mitchell J)
50. A Swell Party RSVP Cole Porter, CD/No label 37101 35052 (KT Sullivan And Mark Nadler)


Don't Let It Get You Down (written for but not used in BREAK THE NEWS):

1. Cole Porter Revisited Vol. V, CD/Painted Smiles PSCD-122 (Sandy Stewart and Arthur Siegel)
2. It All Belongs To You: Unsung Cole Porter, CD/LML Music LML CD-215 (Justin Hayford, piano and voice, with Jim Cox, bass, Phil Gratteau, drums, and Jennet Ingle, oboe)


For No Rhyme Or Reason:

1. 78/Victor 26022 (Joseph Rines with Joseph Rines & His St. Regis Orchestra) [reissued on The Music Of Broadway: 1938, JJA (M) 1988-1]
2. 78/Liberty Music Shop L-240 (Cy Walter, piano) [reissued on The Music Of Broadway: 1938, JJA (M) 1988-1]
3. You Never Know, Blue Pear BP 1015 (Esteban Chalbaud and Lynn Fitzpatrick with musical direction by Walter Geismar)
4. Sing Me A Swing Song, Atlantic (M) 1285 (Bobby Short with orchestra conducted by Phil Moore) [reissued on Speaking Of Love/Sing Me A Swing Song, CD/Collectables 6843]


Greek To You (added to the 1973 Off-Broadway revival; originally written for GREEK TO YOU):

1. You Never Know, Blue Pear BP 1015 (Barbara Norris and Dan Held with musical direction by Walter Geismar)


I'm Yours (cut) (two versions) (same music as "Mysteriously" from STAR DUST):

1. Cole Porter Revisited Vol. IV, Painted Smiles (S) PS-1371 (Patrice Munsel and Chorus) (as "[I'm] Yours") [reissued as CD/Painted Smiles PSCD-117]
2. Unmined Cole: Unpublished Gems Of Cole Porter, CD/Centaur CRC 2387 (Paulina Stark with Judy Brown, piano) (a combination of "I'm Yours" with "Yours" from JUBILEE)


It Must Be Fun To Be You (added to the 1975 Maine revival; cut from MEXICAN HAYRIDE):

1. It All Belongs To You: Unsung Cole Porter, CD/LML Music LML CD-215 (Justin Hayford, piano and voice, with Jim Cox, bass, Phil Gratteau, drums, and Jennet Ingle, oboe)
2. When I Sing Alone, CD/Audiophile ACD-213 (William Roy, piano and voice, with John Loehrke, bass)
3. Unconditional Love, CD/Kamei 7007 (Jim and Morning Nichols)


Just One Step Ahead Of Love (cut):

1. Life's A Funny Present: More Broadway Flops & Roadkills 1919-1955 (Diana Canova with musical direction by David Holcenberg)


Maria:

1. 78/Liberty Music Shop L-240 (Cy Walter, piano) [reissued on The Music Of Broadway: 1938, JJA (M) 1988-1]
2. You Never Know, Blue Pear BP 1015 (Esteban Chalbaud with musical direction by Walter Geismar)


They All Fall In Love (added to the 1973 Off-Broadway revival; originally used in the film THE BATTLE OF PARIS):

1. 78/Columbia 2044 D (Will Osborne with Will Osborne and His Orchestra)
2. 78/HMV B-5841 Pat O'Malley, Jack Hylton, and Chappie D'Amato with Jack Hylton and His Orchestra) [reissued on You're Sensational: Cole Porter In The '20s, '40s, & '50s, CD/Koch A-33714]
3. You Never Know, Blue Pear BP 1015 (Barbara Norris, Esteban Chalbaud, and Dan Held with musical direction by Walter Geismar)
4. Cole Porter Sung By Hubbell Pierce Played by William Roy, CD/Audiophile ACD-110 (Hubbell Pierce with William Roy, piano, Howard Collins, guitar, Paul Germano, bass, and Jim Fitzsimon, drums)
5. It All Belongs To You: Unsung Cole Porter, CD/LML Music LML CD-215 (Justin Hayford, piano and voice, with Jim Cox, bass, Phil Gratteau, drums, and Jennet Ingle, oboe)
6. Stan Getz With European Friends, CD/Laserlight 17079 (Stan Getz)


Waltz Down The Aisle (added to the 1975 Maine revival; originally written for EVER YOURS; revised and cut from ANYTHING GOES and JUBILEE):

1. 78/Victor 25133 (Don Reid with Xavier Cugat and His Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra) [reissued on Let's Misbehave": A Cole Porter Collection 1927-1940, CD/Naxos Nostalgia 8.120533]
2. Love And Marriage, Decca (M) DL-8787 (The Ray Charles Singers)
3. Anything Goes, CD/EMI CDC 7 49848 1/2/4 (Simon Green and Frederica Von Stade with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by John McGlinn)


What A Fair Thing Is A Woman (added to the 1975 Maine revival; cut from CAN-CAN):

1. Cole Sings Porter, CD/Koch International Classics 3-7171-2H1 (Cole Porter, piano and voice)


What Does Your Servant Dream About? (added to the 1975 Maine revival; cut from KISS ME, KATE):

1. Unpublished Cole Porter Vol. II, Painted Smiles (S) PS-1358 (Alice Playten and Edward Earle) [reissued as CD/Painted Smiles PSCD-125]
2. Kiss Me, Kate, CD/EMI-Angel 54033-2 (Simon Green and the Ambrosian Chorus with the London Sinfonietta conducted by John McGlinn)


Who Knows? (added to the 1975 Maine revival; originally used in the film ROSALIE):

1. 78/Bluebird B 7185 (Bob Goday with Shep Fields and his Rippling Rhythm Orchestra)
2. 78/Brunswick 7985 (Lee Sullivan with Leo Reisman and His Orchestra)
3. 78/Melotone 7-12-09 (Bob Lytell with Vincent Lopez and His Orchestra)
4. 78/Victor 25663 (Jack Leonard with Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra) [reissued on Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra: 1937, Vol. 3, CD/Classics 1035]
5. Charles De Forest Sings Joan Crawford & Eleanor Powell, Flax (S) FR-100 (Charles De Forest, piano and voice, with rhythm accompaniment)
6. Cole Porter In Hollywood, 1929-1956, JJA (M) 19767 (Nelson Eddy and Unidentified Singer) [reissued on The Ultimate Cole Porter - Volume III, CD/Pearl GEM 0194]
7. Broadway Melody Of 1940, CD/Rhino Handmade RHM2 7601 (Eleanor Powell & Co. with the MGM Studio Orchestra conducted by Herbert Stothart) (bonus track outtake) (as part of "West Point Drill Routine")
8. It's De-Lovely!: The Music Of Cole Porter, CD/Pierian 0026 (Frank Milne, piano)
9. Cole Porter: Hey, Good Lookin', CD/Avid AMSC 571 (Sam Browne with Billy Ternent and His Sweet Rhythm Orchestra)


You've Got That Thing (added to the 1973 Off-Broadway revival; originally used in FIFTY MILLION FRENCHMEN and subsequently used in COLE and in the 1998 Broadway production of HIGH SOCIETY):

1. 78/Columbia 2088 D (Ted Lewis and His Band) [reissued on Is Everybody Happy?, CD/Naxos Jazz 8120770]
2. 78/Columbia 38440 (Victor Silvester and His Ballroom Orchestra)
3. 78/Liberty Music Shop L-244 (Emile Petti and His Savoy-Plaza Orchestra) [reissued on The Melody Of Broadway, AEI (M) 1154]
4. 78/Perfect 15260 (Rodman Lewis and the Clicquot Club Eskimos)
5. 78/Brunswick 4666 (Dick Robertson and the Colonial Club Orchestra)
6. 78/Victor 22244 (Vocalist with Leo Reisman and His Orchestra) [reissued on 'Let's Misbehave": A Cole Porter Collection 1927-1940, CD/Naxos Nostalgia 8.120533]
7. 78/Victor 22294 (Maurice Chevalier with orchestra conducted by Leonard Joy) [reissued on You're Sensational: Cole Porter In The '20s, '40s, & '50s, CD/Koch A-33714; From This Moment On: The Songs Of Cole Porter, CD/Smithsonian RD 047 AA-22481]
8. You Never Know, Blue Pear BP 1015 (Esteban Chalbaud with musical direction by Walter Geismar)
9. The Vamp Of "The Roaring Twenties," Warner Bros. (S) WS-1419 (Dorothy Provine with Pinky and Her Playboys)
10. San Francisco To Broadway, Earl (S) EH 1900 (Ernie Heckscher and his Fairmont Orchestra)
11. Meyer Davis Plays Cole Porter, Monmouth Evergreen (S) MES/6813 (Meyer Davis with orchestra conducted by Emery Davis)
12. Cole, RCA (S) LRL2 5054 (Peter Gale with orchestra conducted by John Burrows)
13. Bobby Short Loves Cole Porter, Atlantic (S) SD2-606 (Bobby Short, piano and voice, with Beverly Peer, bass, and Richard Sheridan, drums) [reissued on Bobby Short Loves Cole Porter/Guess Who's In Town: The Songs Of Andy Razaf, CD/Collectables COL-CD-6844]
14. Celebrating 30 Years at the Cafe Carlyle, CD/Telarc 83428 (Bobby Short and His Orchestra)
15. Julie Wilson Sings The Cole Porter Songbook, CD/DRG CDSL 5208 (Julie Wilson with William Roy, piano)
16. Confidentially, Cole, CD/No label 2460-INR261 (Sean Hayden)
17. Cole Porter: An All-Star Tribute, CD/VAI Audio VAIA 1239 (Ethel Merman, John Raitt, Gretchen Wyler, Martha Wright, Chorus, and Peter Nero with the Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra conducted by Donald Voorhees)
18. High Society, CD/Playback PBHS CD1 (Martin Fisher and Monica Bravo)
19. Fifty Million Frenchmen, CD/New World 80417-2 (Jason Graae with the Orchestra New England conducted by Evans Haile)
20. An Evening Of Self-Indulgence: Live At The Cinegrill, CD/Varese Sarabande 062104 (Jason Graae with Gerald Sternbach, piano)
21. A Swell Party RSVP Cole Porter, CD/No label 37101 35052 (KT Sullivan And Mark Nadler)
22. Still Of The Night, CD/Projazz CDJ-606 (John Holmquist and Dan Estrem, guitars)
23. The Columbia House Bands: Ed Kirkeby Volume One, CD/The Old Masters 110 (Ed Kirkeby and His Orchestra)
24. Requests, CD/Original Cast 9824 (Michael McAssey)
25. High Society, CD/DRG 19011 (John McMartin, Daniel McDonald, and Company with orchestra conducted by Paul Gemignani) (as "She's Got That Thing" with reprise)
26. True Love, CD/Ghostlight 83306 (Daniel McDonald with musical direction by Michael Hashim)
27. This Is The One…Dig!, CD/Solo Art 119 (Dick Wellstood, piano)


Unrecorded Songs:

Au Revoir, Cher Baron
By Candlelight (M: Robert Katscher; L: Rowland Leigh) (Note: Although the version written by Porter was not used in the original Broadway production, it was used in subsequent revivals)
The Café Society Set (cut per Bloom)
Gendarme (M: Robert Katscher; L: Rowland Leigh)
Good Evening, Princesse
Ha, Ha, Ha (aka Finale, Act I) (cut)
I Am Gaston
I'll Black His Eyes (cut)
It's No Laughing Matter (unused)
Ladies Room (M: Alex Fogarty; L: Edwin Gilbert)
Let's Put It To Music (M: Alex Fogarty; L: Edwin Gilbert)
No (You Can't Have My Heart) (M/L: Dana Suesse)
Take Yourself A Trip (M: Alex Fogarty; L: Edwin Gilbert)
They Learn About Women From Me (per Bloom)
What A Priceless Pleasure (aka "The Waiters") (cut)
Yes, Yes, Yes