Crazy Rhythm

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PROFILE
Composers Joseph Meyer, Roger Wolfe Kahn
Lyricist Irving Caesar
Year Written 1928
About Crazy Rhythm
“Crazy Rhythm” was written for the 1929 musical Here’s Howe. It’s been a popular standard since it was written and has been heavily recorded, not just by jazz and popular artists, but other genres including hillbilly. Significant recordings include those by Chet Atkins, Les Paul, Stan Getz, Bing Crosby, Bix Beiderbecke and Whispering Jack Smith.

Lyrics

Crazy rhythm, here’s the doorway
I’ll go my way, you’ll go your way
Crazy rhythm, from now on, we’re through

Here is where we have a showdown
I’m too high and you’re too low down
Crazy rhythm, here’s goodbye to you

They say that when a high brow meets a low brow
Walking along Broadway
Soon the high brow, he has no brow
Ain’t it a shame and you’re to blame

What’s the use of prohibition
You produce the same condition
Crazy rhythm, I’ve gone crazy too

They say that when a high brow meets a low brow
Walking along Broadway
Soon the high brow, he has no brow
Ain’t it a shame and you’re to blame

What’s the use of prohibition
You produce the same condition
Crazy rhythm, I’ve gone crazy too

Session / Album Information

1949

“Crazy Rhythm” was recorded in October, 1949 as a demo recording. It was arranged by Tony Tamburello. No copies of this demo disk are known to exist.

1957

“Crazy Rhythm” was recorded on June 27, 1957 and released in 1957 on the album The Beat of My Heart. It was arranged by Ralph Sharon.


This recording released on:

  • 1957:  Columbia LP 12″ (Mono): CL 1079 — The Beat Of My Heart
  • Pacific LP 12″: — Just One Of Those Things [Australia]
  • 1957:  Philips LP 12″: BBL 7219 — The Beat Of My Heart
  • 1958:  Columbia 45: 4-41157
  • 1969:  Harmony LP 12″: HS 11340 — Just One Of Those Things
  • 1970:  Hallmark LP 12″: SHM 646 — Just One Of Those Things [UK]
  • 1987:  CBS LP 12″: 4504651 — Jazz (UK)
  • 1987:  Columbia LP 12″: C2 40424 — Jazz
  • 1987:  Columbia CD: CGK 40424 — Jazz
  • 1998:  Columbia CD: CK 65049 — This Is Jazz #33
  • 2005:  Columbia CD: 94299 — Jazz Moods: Cool
  • 2008:  Not Now Music CD: NOT3CD010 — Three Original Hit Albums [UK]
  • 2011:  Disc #11 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK11) The Beat of My Heart

1967

“Crazy Rhythm” was recorded on July 18, 1967 as part of the “Broadway Medley” and released that year on the album For Once In My Life. It was arranged by Torrie Zito.

This recording released on:

  • 1967: Columbia LP 12″: CS 9573 — For Once In My Life
  • 1967: Columbia LP 12″: CL 2773 — For Once In My Life
  • 1967: CBS LP 12″: SBPG 63166 — For Once In My Life (UK)
  • 1967: CBS LP 12″ (Mono): BPG 63166 — For Once In My Life [UK]
  • 2009: Beat Goes On CD: 886 — For Once In My Life/I’ve Gotta Be Me [UK]
  • 2011: Disc #35 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK34) For Once In My Life

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