HAPPY PAY-OFF DAY

Latest update on 09/06/2012

Artist: Mickey Katz & his Orch.
Author: Jack Holmes/Eddie Brandt
Label: Capitol
Year: 1950

Novelty non hit about the joys of inning unemployment checks.

Covers:

1950:

Austin McCoy [as Happy Pay Day; first release on RPM; reissued on ACE comp Further Mellow Cats 'n' Kittens - Hot R&B And Cool Blues 1946-1951]

1950:

Sonny Burke [idem]

1950:

Little Willie Littlefield [idem]

1952:

Ella Mae Morse [as The Blacksmith Blues with the same kazoo riff as in her labelmate Mickey Katz's novelty version and new words by the same Jack Holmes; n°3 US, her biggest hit]

1952:

Art Mooney [idem]

1952:

Bing Crosby [idem]

1952:

Elton Britt [idem]

1952:

Ralph Flanagan [idem]

1952:

Leon McAuliffe [idem]

1952:

Ray Anthony [idem]

1952:

Harry James [idem]

1952:

Sy Oliver [idem]

1952:

Jacques Hélian [as Big Bang Blues]

1954:

Ted Heath [vocal: Lita Roza]

1957:

Chuck Higgins [as The Blacksmith Blues]

1960:

Freddy Cannon [idem]

1962:

John Barry Seven [idem]

1963:

Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs [idem]

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