Who Sang You Don't Know What Love Is? Kai Winding & J.J. Johnson

J.J. Johnson Jay & Kai + 6 cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1956
length: 3:34
producer: George Avakian
engineer: Arthur Kendy
bass: Milt Hinton
bass trombone: Bart Varsalona and Tom Mitchell
piano: Hank Jones
trombone: Bob Alexander, Eddie Bert, J.J. Johnson, Jimmy Cleveland, Kai Winding and Urbie Green
drums (drum set): Osie Johnson
lyricist: Don Raye
composer: Gene de Paul, Don Raye
You don't know what love is
'Til you've learned the meaning of the blues
Until you've loved a love you've had to lose,
You don't know what love is.

You don't know how lips hurt
Until you've kissed and had to pay the cost,
Until you've flipped your heart and you have lost,
You don't know what love is.

Do you know how a lost heart fears
At the thought of reminiscing,
And how lips that taste of tears
Lose their taste for kissing?
You don't know how hearts burn
For love that can, not live yet never dies.
Until you've faced each dawn with sleepless eyes,
You don't know what love is.

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Night in Tunisia
  • 2 Piece for Two Tromboniums
  • 3 Rise 'n' Shine
  • 4 All at Once You Love Her
  • 5 No Moon at All
  • 6 The Surrey With the Fringe on Top
  • 7 The Peanut Vendor
  • 8 You're My Thrill
  • 9 Jeanne
  • 10 Four Plus Four
  • 11 You Don't Know What Love Is
  • 12 The Continental