1982 Al Jarreau – Teach Me Tonight (US:#70)

“Teach Me Tonight” is a popular song that has become a pop standard. The music was written by Gene De Paul, the lyrics by Sammy Cahn. The song was published in 1953.

Cahn wrote a new verse for Frank Sinatra’s 1984 recording on L.A. Is My Lady, referencing Sinatra’s many love affairs.

The song was recorded several times in 1954 and 1955. The version by Janet Brace was apparently first, making the Billboard chart on 10/23/54 and eventually reaching No. 23. The most influential recording, an R&B top hit in 1954 by Dinah Washington, was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999. Another hit version of the song was recorded by The DeCastro Sisters, charting at number two in 1955 and covered by Al Jarreau in 1981 (Breakin’ Away)




BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsSteve Gadd
GuitarJay Graydon
Fender RhodesTom Canning
SaxLon Price

Produced By

Jay Graydon


Sammy Cahn
Gene De Paul


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