DARKTOWN STRUTTERS BALL, THE

Latest update on 23/04/2010

Artist: Benny Fields, Jack Salisbury & Benny Davis
Author: Shelton Brooks
Year: 1917

In vaudeville. Canadian Shelton Brooks also wrote Some Of These Days (Sophie Tucker).

Covers:

1917:

Six Brown Brothers [six white Canadians on saxophone]

1917:

Original Dixieland Jazz Band

1917:

Ford Dabney

1917:

Arthur Collins & Byron G. Harlan

1919:

Jim Europe's 369th Infantry Band [later in film The Last September]

1923:

Mamie Smith [as Darktown Flappers Ball]

1927:

Miff Mole & his Molers

1927:

Ted Lewis

1927:

Skillet Lickers

1928:

Fred Elizalde Orch. [in London]

1932:

Mickey Mouse [in cartoon Trader Mickey]

1933:

Boswell Sisters

1933:

Coleman Hawkins

1934:

Tiny Bradshaw

1934:

Louis Russell Orch.

1935:

Milton Brown & His Brownies

1935:

Paul Whiteman

1936:

Louis Prima

1936:

Hoosier Hot Shots

1936:

Ella Fitzgerald

1937:

Phil Harris

1938:

Jelly Roll Morton

1938:

Count Basie

1939:

Fats Waller

1939:

Jean Sablon

1942:

Benny Goodman

1944:

Muggsy Spanier

1944:

Bunk Johnson

1946:

Sidney Bechet

1949:

Hoagy Carmichael

1950:

Three Suns

1950:

Django Reinhardt

1951:

Pee Wee Hunt

1953:

Russ Morgan

1954:

Meade Lux Lewis

1954:

Larry Clinton

1954:

Lou Monte [hit US]

1954:

Dean Martin

1954:

Clovers [as Rotten Cocksuckers Ball; shelved for obvious reasons]

1955:

Renato Carosone

1957:

Fats Domino

1959:

Dave Brubeck

1959:

Joe Brown [hit UK]

1962:

Jumping Jewels

1976:

Ted Mulry [Aussie hit]

1978:

Alberta Hunter

2001:

Ian Whitcomb & his Bungalow Boys [in film The Cats Meow]

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