“Misty”  is a jazz standard written in 1954 by the pianist Erroll Garner.  Originally composed as an instrumental following the traditional 32-bar format and first recorded for Garner’s 1955 album Contrasts, the tune was later paired with lyrics by Johnny Burke and became the signature song of Johnny Mathis, appearing on his 1959 album Heavenly and reaching number 12 on the U.S. Pop Singles chart later that year.  Lesley Gore included a version of the song on her 1963 debut album I’ll Cry If I Want To.  (More from Wikipedia)
Lesley Gore’s first album, I’ll Cry If I Want To – the second line in her #1 hit song “It’s My Party” – collects numerous songs about crying, including her own answer song, “Judy’s Turn to Cry”, plus competent covers of pop songs of the day like “Misty” and “Cry Me a River” that most early-1960’s albums are saddled with. 
(January 2014)
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