LAZY RIVER

Latest update on 13/01/2016

Artist: Hoagy Carmichael
Author: Hoagy Carmichael/Sidney Arodin
Label: Victor
Year: 1930

With Tommy & Jimmy Dorsey and Joe Venuti. In '46 in film The Best Years Of Our Lives. Coauthor Sidney Arodin, creole saxophone player from New Orleans, informally referred to it as Lazy Nigger. First hit for BMI.

Covers:

1931:

Louis Armstrong

1934:

Joe Venuti [vocal and trumpet: Louis Prima]

1935:

Nat Gonella

1936:

Louis Prima

1939:

Casa Loma Orch.

1940:

Sidney Bechet

1941:

Mills Brothers

1941:

Benny Goodman

1956:

Four Lads

1956:

Gene Vincent

1960:

Kay Starr

1961:

Si Zentner [NARAS award]

1961:

Bobby Darin

1961:

Annie Cordy [as Hop dans la rivière]

1964:

Sammy Davis Jr.

1981:

George Shearing [the last version Hoagy heard before his death]

1991:

Harry Connick Jr.

2000:

Rickie Lee Jones

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