BLUES IN THE NIGHT

Latest update on 04/06/2015

Artist: William Gillespie
Author: Harold Arlen/Johnny Mercer
Label: WB
Year: 1941

As the dramatic monologue of a prisoner in film Hot Nocturne, retitled Blues In The Night considered this song's obvious hit factor, before the film was even released.

Covers:

1941:

Jimmie Lunceford [in the same film]

1941:

Artie Shaw

1941:

Charlie Barnet [for Bluebird]

1941:

Judy Garland [for Decca]

1942:

Bing Crosby

1942:

Harry James

1942:

Dinah Shore [millionseller]

1942:

Guy Lombardo

1942:

Benny Goodman [vocal: Peggy Lee]

1942:

Kate Smith

1942:

Cab Calloway

1942:

Joe Turner & Freddie Slack

1942:

Woody Herman

1942:

Fred Waring

1943:

Paul Weston [vocals: coauthor Johnny Mercer, Jo Stafford and The Pied Pipers]

1944:

Larry Adler

1945:

Louis Armstrong

1952:

Rosemary Clooney

1954:

Nellie Lutcher

1957:

Eydie Gorme

1957:

Cal Tjader

1957:

Doris Day

1957:

Julie London

1958:

Big Joe Turner

1958:

Mel Tormé [8 minute version]

1958:

Frank Sinatra

1961:

Ella Fitzgerald

1961:

Cleftones

1961:

Ted Heath

1962:

Bobby Bland

1964:

Jimmy Smith

1965:

Little Milton

1967:

Johnny Taylor

1979:

Ray Charles

1995:

Van Morrison

2001:

Nicholas Payton

2005:

Katie Melua

2006:

Dr. John

Probably the most famous Harold Arlen/Johnny Mercer collaboration. Combines all the classic ingredients of the all American songbook: the night, trains, loneliness and place names.

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