Temptation

 

Artie Shaw and his Orchestra : Temptation

 

Artie Shaw, King of the Clarinet

 

The song was introduced by Bing Crosby in the 1933 film ‘Going Hollywood’. The song was also used in the 1952 film ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ starring Gene Kelley.

Album:  
Side A: Star Dust
Side B: Temptation

Style:  Fox Trot / Jazz

Date Recorded: September 7, 1940

Composer: Nacio Herb Brown

Arrangement: Lennie Hayton

Lyricist: Arthur Freed

Instrumentation:  

Charted: ‘Temptation’ ranked for 1 week in Billboard reaching #21 in 1944

Wikipedia: Temptation

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Lyrics for ‘Temptation’

 

You came, I was alone
I should have known you were temptation
You smiled, luring me on
My heart was gone, you were temptation
It would be thrilling
If you were willing
If it can never be
Pity me for you are temptation and I am yours
Here is my heart, take it and say
We’ll never part
I’m just a slave
Only a slave to you, temptation
You were born to be kissed
I can’t resist.
You are temptation and I am yours
Here is my heart, take it and say
We’ll never part
I’m just a slave
Only a slave to you, temptation

Artie Shaw and his Orchestra

 

  • Alto Saxophone – Bus Bassey, Neely Plumb
  • Bass – Jud Denaut
  • Cello – Fred Goerner
  • Clarinet – Artie Shaw
  • Drums – Nick Fatool
  • Guitar – Al Hendrickson
  • Piano – Johnny Guarnieri
  • Tenor Saxophone – Jerry Jerome, Les Robinson
  • Trombone – Jack Jenney, Vernon Brown
  • Trumpet – Billy Butterfield, George Wendt, Jimmy Cathcart
  • Viola – Allan Harshman, Keith Collins (3)
  • Violin – Alex Beller, Bill Brower (2), Bob Morrow, Gene Lamas, Ted Klages, Truman Boardman

 

Record Label:  Victor 27230-B

 

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