Just Squeeze Me (But Please Don't Tease Me)
"Just Squeeze Me (But Please Don't Tease Me)" is a 1941 popular song composed by Duke Ellington, with lyrics by Lee Gaines. The song has been recorded numerous times by a number of artists in the years since, having become a jazz standard. Hit recordings have been by Paul Weston & His Orchestra (vocal by Matt Dennis) (reached No. 21 in the Billboard charts in 1947) and by The Four Aces (No. 20 in 1952).
Other notable recordings
- Louis Armstrong - originally recorded with Duke Ellington in 1961 for an album called The Great Reunion and later included in the compilation CD The Great Summit (2001).
- Dave Brubeck
- Clark Terry
- Chris Connor - A Jazz Date With Chris Connor (1956)
- Miles Davis - Miles: The New Miles Davis Quintet (1955)
- Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook (1957)
- Joni James - The Mood Is Romance (1961).
- Diana Krall - for her album Only Trust Your Heart (1995)
- Peggy Lee - included on her album Olé ala Lee (1961)
- Oscar Peterson
- Jane Monheit
- Lou Rawls - for his album Your Good Thing (1969).
- Jo Stafford - Jo + Jazz (1960)
- Sarah Vaughan - for the album Sarah + 2 (1962)
- Mulgrew Miller, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen - The Duets (1999)