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lyricist and composer:Cole Porter (composer) (in 1929)
publisher:Warner Bros., Inc. (not for release label use!)
Warner/Chappell
lyrics page:https://genius.com/The-nat-king-cole-trio-what-is-this-thing-called-love-lyrics [info]
Wikipedia:en: What Is This Thing Called Love? [info]
SecondHandSongs:https://secondhandsongs.com/work/40671 [info]
Wikidata:Q860211 [info]
referred to in medleys:Medley: Another Openin’, Another Show / From This Moment On / Where Oh Where / What Is This Thing Called Love? / I Love You (order: 4)
Medley 1: Brazil / You are too beautiful / Cecilia (Does your Mother know you're out) / Love walked in / You made me love you / Nothing could be finer / Please be kind / Dancing with tears in my eyes / Maria / Try little tenderness / Swing low, sweet chariot / What is this thing called love / Did you ever see a deer walking (order: 12)
part of:Wake Up and Dream (1929 revue) (number)

Recordings

DateTitleAttributesArtistLength
recordings
1930-01-21What Is This Thing Called Love?James P. Johnson3:09
1930-01What Is This Thing Called LoveLibby Holman3:02
1938-09-27What Is This Thing Called LoveArtie Shaw and His Orchestra3:16
1938-09-27What Is This Thing Called LoveArtie Shaw and His Orchestra3:16
1938-09-27What Is This Thing Called Love?Artie Shaw and His Orchestra3:14
1938-09-27What Is This Thing Called Love?Artie Shaw and His Orchestra3:12
1938-09-27What Is This Thing Called Love?Artie Shaw and His Orchestra?:??
1944-01-17What Is This Thing Called LoveThe Nat King Cole Trio2:59
1944-01-17What Is This Thing Called Love? (1944-01-17 recording)cover and instrumentalThe Nat King Cole Trio2:59
1944-01-17What Is This Thing Called Love?King Cole Trio2:59
1944-01-17What Is This Thing Called Love?instrumentalNat King Cole3:16
1944-01-21What Is This Thing Called Love?instrumentalJames P. Johnson3:10
1945-05-15What Is This Thing Called Love?instrumentalCorky Corcoran and his Orchestra2:59
1945-08-14What Is This Thing Called Love?Billie Holiday3:06
1946-02-26What Is This Thing Called LoveGene Krupa and His Orchestra2:56
1946-04-24What Is This Thing Called Love?instrumentalThe Nat King Cole Trio3:42
1946-05What Is This Thing Called LoveinstrumentalCharlie Ventura3:45
1946-06-06What Is This Thing Called LoveMel Tormé3:01
1946-06-07What Is This Thing Called LoveHarry James And His Orchestra2:36
1946-06-07What Is This Thing Called Love?Harry James and His Orchestra2:11
1946-06-19What Is This Thing Called LoveArtie Shaw and His Orchestra3:01
1947-07-06What is This Thing Called Love?instrumental and liveDexter Gordon15:37
1947-08-22What Is This Thing Called Loveinstrumental and liveLennie Tristano Allstars13:48
1947-09What Is This Thing Called LoveAnita O’Day2:41
1947-09What Is This Thing Called Love?Anita O’Day2:39
1947-11-14What Is This Thing Called Love?Quintette du Hot Club de France2:12
1948-09-25What is the Thing Called LoveTadd Dameron Trio2:44
1949-01-05What Is This Thing Called Love?instrumentalDon Byas2:25
1950-07What Is This Thing Called LoveThe Dave Brubeck Octet2:43
1950-08-28Hot House / What Is This Thing Called Love?instrumental, live and medleyCharlie Parker3:54
1950-09-16What Is This Thing Called LoveliveCharlie Parker2:51
1950-09-17What Is This Thing Called Love?cover and instrumentalCharlie Parker2:54
1951-04What Is This Thing Called Love?cover and instrumentalStrings and Keys3:02
1952-03-25What Is This Thing Called LoveinstrumentalCharlie Parker Big Band2:36
1952-03-25What Is This Thing Called Lovecover and instrumentalCharlie Parker Big Band2:36
1952-06What Is This Thing Called Love?instrumentalFlip Phillips3:19
1952-07What Is This Thing Called Lovecover and instrumentalCharlie Parker, Ben Webster, Benny Carter, Johnny Hodges & Flip Philipp15:52
1952-09-26What Is This Thing Called Love (I)instrumental and liveCharlie Parker2:26
1952-09-26What Is This Thing Called Love (II)instrumental and liveCharlie Parker2:23
1952-11-12What Is This Thing Called Love?instrumentalOscar Peterson3:08
1952-11-30What Is This Thing Called Love?instrumental and liveJutta Hipp4:51
1952-12What Is This Thing Called LoveinstrumentalOscar Peterson3:10
1952What Is This Thing Called LoveliveArt Tatum3:53
1952What Is This Thing Called Love?instrumentalThe Oscar Peterson Trio3:11
1954-04-27What Is This Thing Called LoveinstrumentalRandy Weston & Sam Gill2:55
1954-08-14What Is This Thing Called LoveClifford Brown, Max Roach, Harold Land, Richie Powell, George Morrow, Herb Geller, Keter Betts, Junior Mance, Clark Terry, Maynard Ferguson, Dinah Washington15:08
1954-08-24What Is This Thing Called Love?instrumentalKai Winding & J.J. Johnson3:15
1955-02-09What is This Thing Called LovePeggy Lee2:16
1955-02-16What Is This Thing Called Love? (recorded 1955-02-16)coverFrank Sinatra2:35
1955-05-13What Is This Thing Called LoveBetty Carter & Ray Bryant2:56
1955-06-28What Is This Thing Called LovecoverHampton Hawes Trio4:46
1955-06-28What Is This Thing Called LoveinstrumentalHampton Hawes Trio4:46
1955-08-01What Is This Thing Called LoveinstrumentalArt Tatum, Lionel Hampton, Buddy Rich Trio7:06
1955-09-07What Is This Thing Called Love?instrumentalThe Art Tatum Sextet7:41
1955-09-07What Is This Thing Called Love? (alternate version)instrumentalThe Art Tatum Sextet7:51
1955-09-08What Is This Thing Called Love?Enrique Villegas?:??
1956-02-16What Is This Thing Called Love?instrumentalThe Clifford Brown–Max Roach Quintet7:34
1956-03-13What Is This Thing Called Love?instrumentalArt Simmons Quartet5:28
1956-03-13What Is This Thing Called Love?Art Simmons Quartet5:28
1956-04-18What Is This Thing Called Love (alternate take)Henri Salvador3:21
1956-08-17What Is This Thing Called Love?instrumentalRed Garland Trio4:55
1956-08-26What Is This Thing Called LoveinstrumentalSonny Criss5:41
1956-09-16What Is This Thing Called Love?instrumentalTommy Potter6:39
1956-10-19What Is This Thing Called Love?instrumentalPhineas Newborn, Jr.6:17
1956-11-12What Is This Thing Called LoveArt Pepper?:??
1956-11-12What Is This Thing Called Love?Art Pepper5:25
1956-12-11What Is This Thing Called LoveinstrumentalBill Perkins, Art Pepper & Richie Kamuca5:22
1956-12-11What Is This Thing Called LoveinstrumentalArt Pepper5:31
1956-12-28What Is This Thing Called LoveinstrumentalArt Pepper6:05
1956What Is This Thing Called LoveinstrumentalSonny Criss5:46
1956What Is This Thing Called Love?instrumentalJoe Harriott9:26
1956What Is This Thing Called Love?coverElla Fitzgerald2:02
1957-05-11What Is This Thing Called Love?instrumentalCurtis Fuller6:30
1957-07-03What Is This Thing Called Love?instrumentalJimmy Smith7:04
1957-08-25What Is This Thing Called LoveinstrumentalJimmy Smith15:17
1957-11-03What Is This Thing Called Loveinstrumental and liveSonny Rollins14:04
1957What Is This Thing Called Love?instrumentalCharlie Shavers, Sam ‘The Man’ Taylor & Urbie Green3:04
1958-02-19What Is This Thing Called LoveinstrumentalJ.J. Johnson5:57
1958-02-19What Is This Thing Called LoveinstrumentalJ.J. Johnson5:56
1958-05What Is This Thing Called LoveinstrumentalThe Candoli Brothers Sextet4:39
1958-07What Is This Thing Called LoveJulie London1:47
1958What Is This Thing Called Lovecover and instrumentalMikkel Flagstad2:20
1959-03-29What Is This Thing Called Love?instrumentalArt Blakey5:43
1959-04-09What Is This Thing Called LoveAnita O’Day with Billy May2:33
1959-12-28What Is This Thing Called Lovecover and instrumentalBill Evans Trio4:37
1959-12-28What Is This Thing Called LoveinstrumentalBill Evans4:38
1959-12-28What Is This Thing Called Love?instrumentalBill Evans Trio4:36
1959-12-28What Is This Thing Called Love?cover and instrumentalBill Evans4:37
1959-12-28What Is This Thing Called Love?cover and instrumentalBill Evans Trio4:33
1959-12-28What Is This Thing Called Love?cover and instrumentalBill Evans Trio4:36
1959-12-28What Is This Thing Called Love?instrumentalBill Evans4:34
1959What Is This Thing Called LoveinstrumentalArt Pepper2:58
1960-10-14What Is This Thing Called Loveinstrumental and liveBen Webster8:44
1960-10-14What Is This Thing Called Loveinstrumental and liveBen Webster7:35
1960-10-16What Is This Thing Called Love?instrumental and liveThe Cannonball Adderley Quintet feat. Nat Adderley4:47
1960-11What Is This Thing Called Love (live, 1960-11: Europe)instrumentalThe Cannonball Adderley Quintet8:26
1960-12-21 – 1961-01-19What Is This Thing Called Love?instrumentalBarry Harris4:04
1960What Is This Thing Called LoveFrank Cordell4:15
1961-06-22What Is This Thing Called Love?instrumental and liveThe Ahmad Jamal Trio6:17
1961-09-04What Is This Thing Called Loveinstrumental and liveEric Dolphy4:26
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