BLUE SKIES

Latest update on 26/05/2017

Artist: Vaughn Deleath
Author: Irving Berlin
Label: Okeh
Year: 1927

Introduced by Belle Baker in the Rodgers & Hart show Betsy ('26). What's an Irving Berlin song doing in a Rodgers & Hart musical? It was commissioned by Belle Baker, who probably didn't trust this relatively new songwriting partnership. Blue Skies became the best known song of the show.

Covers:

1927:

Don Voorhees [on Edison]

1927:

Al Jolson [in film The Jazz Singer; actually his first song in this first talkie ever]

1927:

George Olsen

1927:

Ben Selvin

1929:

Eddie Cantor

1935:

Benny Goodman

1937:

Maxine Sullivan

1938:

Alice Faye & Ethel Merman

1939:

Django Reinhardt

1943:

Duke Ellington

1944:

Les Paul Trio

1946:

Bing Crosby [in film Blue Skies]

1946:

Count Basie

1954:

Bing Crosby & Danny Kaye [in film White Christmas]

1957:

McGuire Sisters

1957:

Perry Como

1961:

Johnny Rivers

1961:

Jim Reeves

1964:

Jack Scott

1964:

Jumping Jewels

1966:

Earl Hines

1978:

Willie Nelson

1979:

Kiri Te Kanawa

1988:

Harry Connick Jr.

1994:

Lyle Lovett [in film With Honors]

1995:

Dr. John

1996:

Lavay Smith

1996:

Eva Cassidy

2002:

Victoria Williams

2006:

Anita O'Day

2008:

Diane Schuur

2010:

Preservation Hall Jazz Band

2017:

Diana Krall

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