lyricist:Ira Gershwin (in 1928)
composer:George Gershwin (composer) (in 1928)
publisher:Ira Gershwin Music
New World Music
New World Music Corp.
Warner Bros. Music Corp.
WB Music Corp. (1929-2019) (until 2019-05-28)
WC Music Corp. (from 2019-05-28 to present)
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Wikidata:Q753607 [info]
referred to in medleys:Medley 2: I can't Give you Anything but love / Too Marvelous for words / Pennies from Heaven / A foggy day / Embraceable you / The lady is a tramp / Where or when (order: 5)
later parody versions:Embraceable Jew
later translated versions:Abraçável você
part of:Crazy for You (1992 musical)
Girl Crazy (1930 Musical)
When the Boys Meet the Girls (1965 film)
is the basis for:7 Virtuoso Études: Embraceable You


1938-01-17Embraceable YouEddie Condon and His Windy City Seven4:07
1938-04-30Embraceable YouinstrumentalEddie Condon and His Windy City Seven4:02
1938-04-30Embraceable YouinstrumentalJam Session at Commodore, No. Three4:03
1939-10-16Embraceable YouJudy Garland2:51
1940-12-09Embraceable YouTeddy Wilson and His Orchestra3:17
1940-12-09Embraceable YouTeddy Wilson and His Orchestra3:19
1940-12-09Embraceable YouTeddy Wilson and His Orchestra3:09
1940-12-09Embraceable You [1940-12-09]Helen Ward3:18
1941-07Embraceable Youinstrumental and liveArt Tatum3:49
1941Embraceable YouTommy Dorsey and His Orchestra2:53
1942-02-27Embraceable YouHazel Scott2:59
1942-12-23Embraceable You (reprise) (extended version) (stereo)Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra3:02
1943-04-15Embraceable You (stereo)Judy Garland, Henry Kruze, P. Hanna, G. Mershon, H. Stanton, E. Newton and the M-G-M Studio Orchestra, with Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra4:56
1943-08-28Embraceable You / The Man I Love (broadcast recording, 1943-08-28)live and medleyJudy Garland4:16
1943-10-28Embraceable YouRed Norvo and His Overseas Spotlight Band3:48
1943-11-04Embraceable YouJudy Garland3:14
1943-11-04Embraceable You (alternate take)Judy Garland3:10
1943-12-15Embraceable YouKing Cole Trio3:24
1943-12-15Embraceable YouThe Nat King Cole Trio3:25
1943-12-15Embraceable You (1943-12-15 recording)cover and instrumentalThe Nat King Cole Trio3:24
1943-12-15Embraceable You (alternate take)coverThe Nat King Cole Trio3:20
1943Embraceable YoucoverNat King Cole3:24
1944-04-01Embraceable YoucoverBillie Holiday3:16
1944-04-01Embraceable YouBillie Holiday with Eddie Heywood and His Orchestra3:18
1944-04-01Embraceable YouBillie Holiday3:14
1944-04-01Embraceable You No. 2Billie Holiday3:08
1944-04-01Embraceable You No. 3Billie Holiday3:11
1944-06-15Embraceable YouinstrumentalTeddy Wilson Sextet4:12
1944-10-18Embraceable YouinstrumentalCharlie Shavers’ All American Five3:01
1944-10-18Embraceable You (New York, October 18, 1944)instrumentalColeman Hawkins3:00
1944-12-19Embraceable YouFrank Sinatra with Axel Stordahl & His Orchestra3:18
1944-12-19Embraceable You (1944 original studio master)coverFrank Sinatra3:16
1944-12-19Embraceable YouFrank Sinatra3:18
1945-04-05Embraceable YouinstrumentalSidney Bechet & Bunk Johnson2:52
1945-09-12Embraceable YouDon Byas Quartet3:04
1945-12-05Embraceable YouinstrumentalErroll Garner3:07
1946-01-14Embraceable YouGus Chapell Orchestra2:54
1946-01-31Embraceable You (1946-01-31, matrix OEF 27-1)Quintette du Hot Club de France3:09
1946-07-13Embraceable You (live, U.S. Navy-Oahu, HI 07/13/46)instrumental and liveJohn Coltrane feat. Benny Thomas2:47
1946Embraceable YouliveHarry James and His Orchestra1:56
1947-06-10Embraceable YouDuke Ellington and His Orchestra2:14
1947-10-26Embraceable YouCharlie Parker3:25
1947-10-26Embraceable YouCharlie Parker Quintet3:24
1947-10-28Embraceable YouinstrumentalOriginal Charlie Parker Quintet3:25
1947-10-28Embraceable You (matrix no. D1106-A)instrumentalCharlie Parker Quintet3:48
1947-10-28Embraceable You (take 1)cover and instrumentalCharlie Parker Quintet2:10
1947-10-28Embraceable You (take 2)cover and instrumentalCharlie Parker Quintet1:56
1947-10-28Embraceable You [take A]cover and instrumentalCharlie Parker3:43
1947-10-28Embraceable You [take B]cover and instrumentalCharlie Parker3:22
1947Embraceable YouBing Crosby3:48
1949-05Embraceable You (live, 1949)instrumental and liveMiles Davis4:08
1949-05Embraceable You (live, 1949-05: Paris, France)instrumental and liveThe Miles Davis / Tadd Dameron Quintet4:03
1950-02-18Embraceable Youinstrumental and liveCharlie Parker2:20
1950-04-16Embraceable YouinstrumentalErnie Royal and His Princes3:49
1950-05-15 – 1950-05-16Embraceable YouCharlie Parker6:20
1950-05-17Embraceable Youinstrumental and liveCharlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie3:39
1950-05-17Embraceable YouliveCharlie Parker Quintet6:21
1950-06-30Embraceable You (live, 1950: New York, NY, USA)instrumental and liveMiles Davis4:17
1950-06-30Embraceable YouliveCharlie Parker Quintet6:19
1950-06-30Embraceable You (live, 1950-06-30: Birdland Jazz Club, New York, NY, USA)instrumental and liveMiles Davis4:21
1950-10-09Embraceable YouinstrumentalJames Moody3:08
1950-11-24Embraceable YouCharlie Parker2:40
1950-12Embraceable You (bonus Track: Birdland, New York, December, 1950)instrumental and liveCharlie Parker5:00
1951-01-23Embraceable YouinstrumentalJames Moody2:30
1951-12-27Embraceable YouHarry James & His Orchestra2:55
1952-03-05Embraceable YouBenny Goodman with Strings2:33
1952-03-05Embraceable YouinstrumentalBenny Goodman and His Orchestra2:35
1952-05-13Embraceable YouinstrumentalBennie Green, Budd Johnson, Coleman Hawkins, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, Frank Wess, Cecil Payne, Cliff Smalls & Osie Johnson3:00
1952-05-13Embraceable YouinstrumentalKai Winding & J.J. Johnson3:02
1952-11-05Embraceable YouinstrumentalSidney Bechet3:08
1953-02-05Embraceable You (w/ Sarah Vaughn)liveDizzy Gillespie3:16
1953-02-07Embraceable You (live, 1953-02-07: Chez Parée, Montréal, Canada)liveJazz Workshop All Stars3:46
1953-02-09Embraceable YouDizzy Gillespie & Sarah Vaughan3:13
1953-02-09Embraceable You (live, 1953-02-09: Salle Pleyel, Paris, France)liveDizzy Gillespie3:15
1953-02Embracable YouinstrumentalBud Powell4:15
1953-05-13Embraceable You (live, 1953-05-13: Massey Hall, Toronto, ON, Canada - undubbed)instrumental and liveThe Quintet4:25
1953-09-28Embraceable Youinstrumental and liveHank Mobley4:23
1953-09Embraceable YouinstrumentalBud Powell2:52
1954-01-28Embraceable YouinstrumentalThe Birdlanders5:01
1954-01-28Embraceable YouinstrumentalMilt Jackson5:01
1954-12-18Embraceable YouSarah Vaughan4:49
1954Embracable YouliveDizzy Gillespie3:00
1955-01-20Embraceable YouinstrumentalClifford Brown3:04
1955-07-26Embraceable Youcover and instrumentalBarney Kessel3:24
1956Embraceable Youinstrumental and liveClifford Brown3:13
1956Embraceable YouinstrumentalJoe Harriott6:44
1957-01-09Embraceable You (mono)Billie Holiday6:49
1957-02-15Embraceable YouinstrumentalJackie McLean7:08
1957-02-16Embraceable YouMal Waldron4:12
1957-04-12Embraceable Youinstrumental and liveAlbert Mangelsdorff3:24
1957-04-28Embraceable YouliveElla Fitzgerald & Roy Eldridge Sextet3:43
1957-05-16Gershwin (medley)instrumental and medleyBenny Goodman5:52
1957-06-17Embraceable YouinstrumentalSidney Bechet & Martial Solal feat. Kenny Clarke2:59
1957-08-06Embraceable YouSarah Vaughan and Her Trio2:46
1957-08-08Embraceable YouliveSarah Vaughan4:50
1957-12-09Embraceable YoucoverChet Baker2:08
1958-02-11Embraceable You / I Got It Bad and That Ain't GoodmedleyLouis Prima & Keely Smith2:57
1958-02-16Ballad Medley: Autumn in New York / Embraceable You / What's New?instrumental and medleyStan Getz & Chet Baker14:32
1958-02-16Ballad Medley: Autumn in New York / Embraceable You / What's New?instrumental and medleyStan Getz and Chet Baker14:36
1958-02-16Medley: Autumn in New York / Embraceable You / What's Newinstrumental and medleyStan Getz / Chet Baker14:34
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