I CAN'T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE

Latest update on 12/05/2016

Artist: Patsy Kelly & Bert Lahr
Author: Jimmy McHugh/Dorothy Fields
Year: 1927

Two poor kids on the boardwalk in Broadway revue Delmar's Revels. Originally with more lyrics than what became the standard version later on.

Covers:

1928:

Ben Selvin

1928:

Ethel Waters [with Duke Ellington's orchestra]

1928:

Aida Ward [as I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Lindy in Lew Leslie's revue Blackbirds]

1928:

Cliff Edwards [n°1 US]

1928:

Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders [vocal by Hal White, oldest recording on Victor]

1930:

Louis Armstrong

1932:

Mills Brothers

1935:

Bob Wills

1936:

Benny Goodman

1936:

Django Reinhardt

1936:

Billie Holiday

1936:

Teddy Wilson

1938:

Katherine Hepburn [in film Bringing Up Baby]

1938:

Louis Jordan

1938:

Fats Waller [with Adelaide Hall for HMV in London, one year later with Una Mae Carlisle for Bluebird in New York]

1940:

Marlène Dietrich [in film Seven Sinners]

1940:

Joe Sullivan

1942:

King Cole Trio

1945:

Mel Tormé

1947:

Peggy Lee

1948:

Rose Murphy

1949:

Erroll Garner

1950:

Lester Young

1950:

Gene Ammons

1951:

Les Paul

1952:

Oscar Peterson

1953:

Art Tatum

1953:

Doris Day

1955:

Earl Hines

1956:

Chet Baker

1956:

Red Garland

1956:

Ella Fitzgerald

1956:

Earl Bostic

1957:

Sonny Stitt

1957:

Tony Bennett [and in 2014 in duet with Lady Gaga]

1958:

Four Freshmen

1959:

Jimmy Smith

1960:

Bobby Darin

1961:

Fats Domino

1962:

Four Seasons

1963:

Sarah Vaughan

1966:

Bert Kaempfert

1966:

Strangers [as 'n Nief Voituur]

1969:

Stephane Grappelli

1970:

Judy Garland

1972:

Sadi

1976:

Clark Terry

1985:

Ray Price

1990:

Nat Adderley

1991:

Elis Marsalis

1998:

Diana Krall

2003:

Hot Club Of Cowtown

2006:

Rufus Wainwright

2013:

Willie Nelson

2015:

Gregory Page

Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields also cowrote I'm In The Mood For Love and On The Sunny Side Of The Street. It was once suggested Jimmy bought the song from Fats Waller and Andy Razaf behind coauthor Dorothy Fields' back. Fact is, when Andy Razaf was inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame and was asked to name his favorite own composition, he whispered: "I Can't Give You Anything But Love".

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