ONE FOR MY BABY (AND ONE MORE FOR THE ROAD)

Latest update on 27/10/2014

Artist: Fred Astaire
Author: Harold Arlen/Johnny Mercer
Label: RKO Radio Pictures
Year: 1943

In film The Sky's The Limit as a pilot on leave, singing this song in a bar for Joe, the barkeeper: 'So set 'em up, Joe'; ending up loaded on top of the counter with glasses collapsing all over. Academy Award winning song. Mercer wrote it while in love with Judy Garland, who married composer David Rose instead.

Covers:

1945:

Lena Horne

1946:

Johnny Mercer [author]

1947:

Frank Sinatra [and in '54 in film Young At Heart]

1948:

Ida Lupino [in film Road House]

1949:

Guy Lombardo

1951:

Frankie Laine

1952:

Jane Russell [in film Macao]

1952:

Billy Eckstine

1955:

Perry Como

1957:

Tony Bennett

1957:

Billie Holiday

1960:

Ella Fitzgerald

1960:

Paul Anka

1960:

Yoka Berretti [as Op De Valreep]

1965:

Chuck Berry

1966:

Marvin Gaye

1968:

Lou Rawls

1978:

Susannah McCorkle

1979:

Willie Nelson & Leon Russell

1983:

Bette Midler

1998:

Neil Diamond

2000:

Blue Largo

2001:

Robbie Williams [with 84 year old Bill Miller, who played piano on Sinatra's version]

2002:

Mary Coughlan

2006:

Toots Thielemans [with Jamie Cullum]

2013:

Hugh Laurie

The second part is set in a higher key, making the singer sound tipsier than he already is.

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