SKYLARK

Latest update on 07/02/2019

Artist: Gene Krupa
Author: Hoagy Carmichael/Johnny Mercer
Label: Okeh
Year: 1941

Vocal: Anita O'Day. Written by two southern boys. Hoagy first came up with this leitmotiv while sketching out some tunes for Young Man With A Horn, a planned Broadway musical around the life and times of his dear late friend and cornetist Bix Beiderbecke. Working title of that theme was Bix Lix ('39).

Covers:

1942:

Harry James [vocal: Helen Forrest]

1942:

Dinah Shore

1942:

Ray Eberle [with Glenn Miller's Orchestra]

1942:

Bing Crosby

1942:

Billy Eckstine [with Earl Hines' Orchestra]

1950:

Mel Tormé

1951:

Clovers [B-side of Don't You Know]

1955:

Toots Thielemans

1958:

Carmen McRae

1960:

Michael Holliday [hit UK]

1961:

Bobby Darin

1962:

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers

1963:

Aretha Franklin

1964:

Ella Fitzgerald

1973:

Bette Midler

1973:

Paul Desmond [title track lp]

1984:

Linda Ronstadt

1997:

k.d. lang [in film Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil, set in coauthor Johnny Mercer's hometown Savannah, GA]

1999:

Scott Hamilton

2003:

Dianne Reeves

2008:

Boz Scaggs

2011:

Gregory Porter

2016:

Bob Dylan [while Sinatra never recorded it]

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