Who Sang A Fine Romance? Count Basie

Count Basie Hollywood Basie's Way cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1966
Genre: Jazz Stage & Screen
Style: Big Band/Swing
length: 2:47
engineer: C. Robert Fine
arranger: Chico O’Farrill
alto saxophone: Bobby Plater and Marshall Royal
baritone saxophone: Charlie Fowlkes
bass: Norman Keenan
membranophone: Ed Shaughnessy
guitar: Freddie Green
piano: Count Basie
tenor saxophone: Billy Mitchell and Eric Dixon
trombone: Bill Hughes, Dick Boone, Grover Mitchell and Harlan Floyd
trumpet: Al Aarons, Gene Goe, Sonny Cohn and Harry “Sweets” Edison
A fine romance, with no kisses
A fine romance, my friend this is
We should be like a couple of hot tomatoes
But you're as cold as yesterday's mashed potatoes
A fine romance, you won't nestle
A fine romance, you won't wrestle
I might as well play bridge
With my old maid aunt
I haven't got a chance
This is a fine romance

A fine romance, my good fellow
You take romance, I'll take jello
You're calmer than the seals
In the Arctic Ocean
At least they flap their fins
To express emotion
A fine romance with no quarrels
With no insults and all morals
I've never mussed the crease
In your blue serge pants
I never get the chance
This is a fine romance

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Secret Love
  • 2 Laura
  • 3 In the Still of the Night
  • 4 A Foggy Day
  • 5 The Shadow of Your Smile
  • 6 The Trolley Song
  • 7 Strangers in the Night
  • 8 A Fine Romance
  • 9 Carioca
  • 10 Hurry Sundown Blues
  • 11 It Might as Well Be Spring
  • 12 Days of Wine and Roses