PRETTY BABY

Latest update on 26/06/2014

Artist: Emerson Military Band
Author: Tony Jackson
Year: 1916

Written by New Orleans piano professor Tony Jackson in 1912. He was the regular entertainer at Countess Willie V. Piazza's (317 Basin St), the Storyville bordello with the most beautiful octoroons in the whole South. Jelly Roll Morton was another regular. Gay inspired original lyrics. Tony was never recorded.

Covers:

1916:

Billy Murray [n°1 US with revised lyrics by Gus Kahn/Egbert Van Alstyne]

1916:

Fanny Brice

1948:

Al Jolson & Judy Garland

1950:

Doris Day [in film Young Man With A Horn]

1957:

Dean Martin [title track lp]

1978:

Antonio Fargas [in Louis Malle film Pretty Baby starring Brooke Shields, Susan Sarandon and Keith Caradine]

See also Steppin' Out.

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