Who Sang Teach Me Tonight? Ella Fitzgerald & The Count Basie Orchestra

The Count Basie Orchestra A Classy Pair cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1982
length: 3:25
producer: Norman Granz
engineer: Val Valentin
arranger: Benny Carter
conductor: Benny Carter
double bass: John Clayton
membranophone: Butch Miles
guitar: Freddie Green
piano: Count Basie
tenor saxophone: Charlie Fowlkes, Bobby Plater, Danny Turner, Eric Dixon and Kenny Hing
trombone: Mel Wanzo, Bill Hughes, Booty Wood and Dennis Wilson
trumpet: Pete Minger, Ray Brown, Nolan Smith and Sonny Cohn
vocal: Ella Fitzgerald
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

Vinyl 1
  • 1 Honeysuckle Rose
  • 2 My Kind of Trouble Is You
  • 3 Teach Me Tonight
  • 4 Organ Grinder's Swing
  • 5 Don't Worry 'Bout Me
  • 6 I'm Gettin' Sentimental Over You
  • 7 Ain't Misbehavin'
  • 8 Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin'
  • 9 Sweet Lorraine