Baubles, Bangles and Beads (from “Kismet”)

~ Song


"Baubles, Bangles & Beads" is a popular song from the 1953 musical Kismet, credited to Robert Wright and George Forrest. Like all the music in that show, the melody was based on works by Alexander Borodin, in this case the second theme of the second movement of his String Quartet in D.

Annotation last modified on 2011-12-30 17:47 UTC.


writer:George Forrest (American composer and lyricist)
Robert Wright (US stage & screen composer & lyricist)
publisher:Frank Music Corp.
Scheffel Music Corp
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Wikidata:Q811117 [info]
part of:Kismet (full musical)
is based on:String Quartet no. 2 in D major: II. Scherzo. Allegro


1954-06Baubles, Bangles and BeadscoverMarlene Dietrich3:26
1956-12-06Baubles, Bangles and Beadsinstrumental and liveGerry Mulligan Quartet3:29
1957-07-10Baubles, Bangles and Beads (mono)instrumentalPepper Adams8:29
1957-07-12Baubles, Bangles and BeadscoverPepper Adams Quintet?:??
1957-07Baubles, Bangles and BeadsinstrumentalHerbie Mann & Buddy Collette4:20
1957-08-27Baubles, Bangles and BeadsliveGerry Mulligan Quartet3:26
1958-04Baubles, Bangles & BeadsWes, Buddy & Monk Montgomery, Harold Land, Freddie Hubbard3:25
1958-12-22Baubles, Bangles and Beads (1958 original studio mix)coverFrank Sinatra2:46
1958Baubles, Bangles and BeadsLena Horne2:45
1958Bernie’s Tune / Baubles, Bangles and Beads / Line for Lyonsinstrumental, live and medleyGerry Mulligan Quartet7:44
1959-04-21Baubles, Bangles and BeadsinstrumentalBuddy Bregman2:28
1959-12-23Baubles, Bangles and BeadsinstrumentalBenny Golson6:18
1959-12Baubles, Bangles & Beadsinstrumental and liveTito Puente2:38
1959Baubles Bangles & BeadsinstrumentalArt Pepper2:16
1960Baubles, Bangles and BeadsinstrumentalThe George Shearing Quintet?:??
1961-07-03Baubles, Bangles and Beadsinstrumental and liveStan Getz Quartet8:18
1961-11-22Baubles, Bangles And BeadsinstrumentalShorty Rogers?:??
1962-01-23Baubles, Bangles and BeadsinstrumentalMilt Jackson & Ray Brown3:43
1962-01Baubles, Bangles and BeadsSarah Vaughan3:38
1962-01Baubles, Bangles and Beads (first version)Sarah Vaughan3:42
1963-01-10Medley: My Favorite Things / Easy to Love / Baubles, Bangles and Beadscover, instrumental and medleyBill Evans12:32
1963-01-10Medley: My Favorite Things / Easy to Love / Baubles, Bangles and Beadscover, instrumental and medleyBill Evans12:28
1964-07-07Baubles, Bangles and Beadscover and liveBill Evans5:33
1964-07-09Baubles, Bangles and Beadscover and liveBill Evans3:35
1965-03-14Broadway (medley) (live, 1965-03-14: the Village Vanguard, New York City, New York)instrumental, live and medleyEarl Hines9:50
1966-09-07 – 1966-09-08Baubles, Bangles and Beads (from “Kismet”)instrumentalCount Basie and His Orchestra featuring Roy Eldridge & Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis3:03
1967-01-30Baubles, Bangles and BeadscoverFrank Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim2:35
1967-01-30Baubles, Bangles and BeadsFrank Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim2:35
1968-06-20Baubles, Bangles and Beadscover and instrumentalBill Evans, Eddie Gomez, Jack DeJohnette4:54
1968-06-20Baubles, Bangles and Beadscover and instrumentalBill Evans, Eddie Gomez, Jack DeJohnette4:38
1968-10-01 – 1968-10-31Baubles, Bangles and BreadsinstrumentalPhilly Joe Jones6:32
1968-10-31Baubles, Bangles and BeadscoverPhilly Joe Jones6:27
1972-09-13Baubles, Bangles and BeadsEumir Deodato5:20
1973-04-20Baubles, Bangles and Beads (live, 1973-04-20: Felt Forum, New York City, NY, USA)instrumental and liveEumir Deodato4:44
1976-01-08 – 1976-01-09Baubles, Bangles and BeadsinstrumentalZoot Sims4:45
1979-09-05Bangles Bangles and BeadsRachel Gould, Chet Baker6:52
1993-04Baubles, Bangles and BeadsCarol Sloane4:57
1993-05Baubles, Bangles and BeadsinstrumentalRob McConnell / Ed Bickert / Neil Swainson5:18
1996-08Bubbles, Bangles and BeadsinstrumentalHarold Mabern4:19
2020-05Baubles, Bangles and BeadscoverWim Bronnenberg, Jasper Van Hulten, Angelo Verploegen5:22
Baubels, Bangles and BeadsGerry Mulligan5:24
Baubes, Bangles and BeadscoverGary Williams2:48
Baubles bangles and beadsAdele Leigh4:00
Baubles Bangles and BeadsFrank Sinatra2:46
Baubles Bangles and Beads (stereo)Pepper Adams8:29
Baubles Bangles and BeadsTom Lellis4:43
Baubles Bangles and BeadsJane Morgan?:??
Baubles, Bangles & BeadsJulie Andrews2:25
Baubles, Bangles & BeadsliveLiza Minnelli3:57
Baubles, Bangles & Beadscover and instrumentalNick Osman Trio3:22
Baubles, Bangles & BeadscoverJack Costanzo & His Orchestra2:41
Baubles, Bangles & BeadsFrank Sinatra2:44
Baubles, Bangles & BeadsThe Stage Door Orchestra2:07
Baubles, Bangles and Beads (stereo)John Barry1:51
Baubles, Bangles and BeadscoverErnestine Allen2:52
Baubles, Bangles and BeadscoverLisa Rose4:02
Baubles, Bangles and BeadsPeggy Lee3:15
Baubles, Bangles and BeadsinstrumentalLondon Promenade Orchestra3:08
Baubles, Bangles and BeadsBuddy Greco2:27
Baubles, Bangles and BeadsThe Romantic Strings and Twin Pianos3:23
Baubles, Bangles and BeadsDean Elliott & His Swinging Big, Big, Band!!3:06
Baubles, Bangles and BeadsinstrumentalAl Caiola2:26
Baubles, Bangles and BeadsEumir Deodato5:14
Baubles, Bangles and BeadsJulie Andrews2:28
Baubles, Bangles and BeadsFrank Sinatra2:46
Baubles, Bangles and BeadsinstrumentalNick Brignola3:11
Baubles, Bangles and BeadsinstrumentalLondon Promenade Orchestra, Eric Hammerstein3:09
Baubles, Bangles and BeadsliveHannah Francis, Stephen Wilder3:01
Baubles, Bangles and BeadsTito Puente2:32
Baubles, Bangles and BeadsMel Tormé2:17
Baubles, Bangles and BeadscoverCassandra Wilson6:40
Baubles, Bangles and BeadsSarah Vaughan3:36
Baubles, Bangles and BeadsinstrumentalStan Getz Quartet8:17
Baubles, Bangles and BeadsinstrumentalColeman Hawkins2:59
Baubles, Bangles and BeadsinstrumentalWes Montgomery3:26
Baubles, Bangles and BeadsinstrumentalWes Montgomery3:29
Baubles, Bangles and BeadsGerry Mulligan5:26
Baubles, Bangles and BeadsJulie Andrews2:25
Baubles, Bangles and BeadsliveGerry Mulligan Quartet6:13
Baubles, Bangles and BeadscoverJohnny Mathis3:35
Baubles, Bangles and BeadsJune Christy2:29
Baubles, Bangles and BeadsFrank Sinatra2:46
Baubles, Bangles and BeadsFrank Sinatra2:42
Baubles, Bangles and BeadsFrank Sinatra2:46
Baubles, Bangles and BeadscoverCecilia Dale2:57
Baubles, Bangles and BeadsinstrumentalHerbie Mann4:18
Baubles, Bangles and BeadscoverLisa Ono3:06
Baubles, Bangles and Beadscover and instrumentalPercy Faith3:29
Baubles, Bangles and BeadsNina Simone4:05
Baubles, Bangles and BeadsGeorge Forrest & Robert Wright4:11
Baubles, Bangles And BeadsGerry Mulligan And Art Farmer?:??
Baubles, Bangles And BeadsGerry Mulligan5:27
Baubles, Bangles And BeadscoverFrank Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim2:46
Baubles, Bangles And BeadsThe Gerry Mulligan Quartet?:??
Baubles, Bangles And BeadsGerry Mulligan6:08
Baubles, Bangles and Beads (from "Kismet")Joni James3:58
Baubles, Bangles and Beads (From "Kismet")cover and instrumentalPercy Faith and His Orchestra3:28
Baubles, Bangles and Beads (from the Broadway prod. “Kimset”)coverThe Kirby Stone Four & Jimmy Carroll & Orch.2:11
Baubles, Bangles and Beads From “Kismet”Glen Gray, The Casa Loma Orchestra & Jonah Jones2:09
Baubles, Bangles, and BeadsCassandra Wilson6:37
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