LAZYBONES

Latest update on 13/01/2016

Artist: Casa Loma Orch.
Author: Hoagy Carmichael/Johnny Mercer
Label: Brunswick
Year: 1933

Natural collaboration of two songwriters coming from the South. Vocal: Pee Wee Hunt. Build around Hoagy's melody for Washboard Blues ('26). In retrospect the dialect lyrics seemed a bit patronizing or even racist. The first hit following the Great Depression. Hitler on the other hand banned it for its presumed encouragement of idleness.

Covers:

1933:

Hoagy Carmichael [author; worked as a song plugger for Ralph Peer's publishing company from their Brill Building office]

1933:

Ted Lewis [n°1 US]

1933:

Johnny Mercer [coauthor]

1933:

Mildred Bailey

1933:

Don Redman

1939:

Paul Robeson

1939:

Louis Armstrong

1958:

Kay Starr

1971:

Jonathan King

1976:

Leon Redbone

1992:

Harry Connick Jr.

2006:

Dr. John

Also by Ben Bernie, Rudy Vallee, Mills Brothers, Hank Snow, Bing Crosby.

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