Art Tatum — When Your Lover Has Gone

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When Your Lover Has Gone was recorded in Hollywood on January 19, 1955. It is part of Norman Granz’s Art Tatum Complete Solo Masterpieces on Pablo Compact disc, Disc 6, Cut 18.  Art Tatum has an unusually upbeat, jaunty take on the music, which works surprisingly well unburdened by the sad lyrics.

When Your Lover Has Gone  was composed by Einar Aaron Swan in 1931 for the movie Blonde Crazy starring Jimmy Cagney. The best known vocal version was by Frank Sinatra on the Wee Small Hours LP, with Nelson Riddle, released in 1955.  What a difference the lyric makes.  Here it is:

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About Richard Rollo

I am a retired Community College Instructor. I taught Political Science 1 American Government for 22 years in Southern California. I am originally from Northern Minnesota. My earliest years were spent in the living quarters of a rural Duluth Winnipeg & Pacific Railway Depot. Then my family joined the great 1950's migration to Southern California where I joined up with fellow baby boomers in overcrowded schools.
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