Who Sang Teach Me Tonight? Sammy Davis Jr. & Count Basie

Count Basie Our Shining Hour cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1991-2-18
length: 3:07
producer: Jim Davis
arranger: Quincy Jones
alto saxophone & clarinet: Marshall Royal
baritone saxophone: Charlie Fowlkes
conductor: Quincy Jones
double bass: Ray Brown
membranophone: Sonny Payne
guitar: Freddie Green
orchestra: The Count Basie Orchestra
percussion: Emil Richards
piano: Count Basie
saxophone: Frank Wess
tenor saxophone: Eric Dixon
trumpet: Al Aarons
vocal: Sammy Davis Jr.
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 My Shining Hour
  • 2 Teach Me Tonight
  • 3 Work Song
  • 4 Why Try to Change Me Now
  • 5 Blues for Mr. Charlie
  • 6 April in Paris
  • 7 New York City Blues
  • 8 You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You
  • 9 She's a Woman (W-O-M-A-N)
  • 10 The Girl From Ipanema
  • 11 Keepin' Out the Mischief Now
  • 12 Bill Basie Won't You Please Come Home

  • Release information
    label: Sammel-Lab
    country(area): Germany
    format: CD
    barcode: 042283744622
    script: Latin