ROCKIN' CHAIR

Latest update on 14/01/2016

Artist: Louis Armstrong
Author: Hoagy Carmichael/Sidney Arodin
Label: Okeh
Year: 1929

Vocal: Louis and author Hoagy; hit in '32. There's an earlier version by the author for Victor which remained unreleased until cd Stardust And Much More. During the Gennett session of '27 where Star Dust was born (see there), Hoagy also delivered a first sketch of Rockin' Chair under working title When Baby Sleeps.

Covers:

1929:

Hoagy Carmichael [vocal: Hoagy and Irving Brodsky; Ralph Peer recording]

1930:

Red Nichols

1931:

Duke Ellington

1931:

Paul Robeson

1932:

Mills Brothers

1932:

Mildred Bailey [became "the Rockin' Chair Lady"]

1951:

Roy Eldridge

1981:

Georgie Fame

1999:

Crystal Gayle

2010:

Eric Clapton

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