Who Sang Teach Me Tonight? Count Basie & Joe Williams

Joe Williams Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1993-10-19
length: 3:05
producer: Norman Granz
arranger: Ernie Wilkins
piano: Count Basie
tenor saxophone: Frank Foster and Frank Wess
trumpet: Joe Newman, Thad Jones, Reunald Jones and Wendell Culley
guitar: Freddie Green
drums (drum set): Sonny Payne
trombone: Henry Coker, Benny Powell and Bill Hughes
alto saxophone: Bill Graham and Marshall Royal
flute: Frank Wess
vocal: Joe Williams
baritone saxophone: Charlie Fowlkes
clarinet: Marshall Royal
double bass: Eddie Jones
lyricist: Sammy Cahn
composer: Gene de Paul
arranger: Chris Walden
Did you say that I've got a lot to learn?
Well, don't think I'm trying not to learn
Since this is the perfect spot to learn
Teach me tonight

Starting with the A-B-C of it
Getting right down to the X-Y-Z of it
Help me solve the mystery of it
Teach me tonight

The sky's a blackboard high above you
And if a shooting star goes by
I'll use that star to write "I love you"
A thousand times across the sky

One thing isn't very clear, my love
Teachers shouldn't stand so near, my love
Graduation's almost here, my love
You'd better teach me tonight

I've played loves scenes in a flick or two
And I've also met a chick or two
But I still can learn a trick or two
Hey, teach me tonight

I who thought I knew the score of it
Kind of think I should know much more of it
Off the wall, the bed, the floor of it
Hey, teach me tonight

The midnight hours come slowly creeping
When there's no one there but you
There must be more to life than sleeping
Single in a bed for two

What I need most is post graduate
What I feel is hard to articulate
If you want me to matriculate
You'd better teach me tonight

What do you get for lessons?
Teach me
Come on and teach me
Teach me tonight

CD 1
  • 1 Every Day I Have the Blues
  • 2 The Comeback
  • 3 All Right, OK, You Win
  • 4 In the Evening (When the Sun Goes Down)
  • 5 Roll ’Em Pete
  • 6 Teach Me Tonight
  • 7 My Baby Upsets Me
  • 8 Please Send Me Someone to Love
  • 9 Ev’ry Day (I Fall in Love)
  • 10 As I Love You
  • 11 Stop! Don’t!
  • 12 Too Close for Comfort (take 1)