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(Chet Baker Sings) It Could Happen to You

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Released  October 1958
Producer  Bill Grauer
Release date  August 1958
Genre  Jazz
Length  52:39 (2010 reissue)
Artist  Chet Baker
Label  Riverside Records
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Recorded  August 1958Reeves Sound Studios, New York City
It Could Happen to You(1958)  Chet Baker in New York(1958)
Similar  Chet Baker albums, Jazz albums

(Chet Baker Sings) It Could Happen to You is an album by jazz trumpeter and vocalist Chet Baker. It follows a formula similar to two other Baker albums, Chet Baker Sings (1956) and Chet Baker Sings and Plays with Bud Shank, Russ Freeman & Strings (recorded in 1955, released in 1964) in which he updates existing standards in a hipper, jazzier fashion. Unlike the aforementioned records, on It Could Happen to You, on a few tracks, Baker plays no trumpet whatsoever, opting to scat in place of an instrumental solo.


In 2010, it was remastered and reissued on CD by Original Jazz Classics with two previously unissued takes.


The Allmusic review by Lindsay Planer awarded the album 4 stars and states, "One immediate distinction between these vocal sides and those recorded earlier in the decade for Pacific Jazz is the lissome quality of Baker's playing and, most notably, his increased capacity as a vocalist. The brilliant song selection certainly doesn't hurt either. This is an essential title in Chet Baker's 30-plus year canon".

2010 CD reissue

  1. "Do It the Hard Way" – 3:03
  2. "I'm Old Fashioned" – 5:06
  3. "You're Driving Me Crazy" – 2:56
  4. "It Could Happen to You" – 2:53
  5. "My Heart Stood Still" – 3:28
  6. "The More I See You" – 3:06
  7. "Everything Happens to Me" – 5:05
  8. "Dancing on the Ceiling" – 3:09
  9. "How Long Has This Been Going On?" – 4:10
  10. "Old Devil Moon" – 2:58
  11. "While My Lady Sleeps" [Take 10] – 4:22
  12. "You Make Me Feel So Young" [Take 5] – 3:41
  13. "The More I See You" [Take 8] – 2:51
  14. "Everything Happens to Me" [Take 2] – 4:51


  • Chet Baker – vocals, trumpet
  • Kenny Drewpiano
  • George Morrow (#1–2, 5, 7–8, 14), Sam Jones (#3–4, 6, 9–13) – bass
  • Philly Joe Jones (#1–2, 5–8, 10–14), Dannie Richmond (#3–4, 9) – drums
  • Songs

    1Do It the Hard Way3:04
    2I'm Old Fashioned5:07
    3You're Driving Me Crazy2:57


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