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Created on 05/03/2008
Latest update on 18/09/2020

Artist: Arthur Pryor's Band
Author: George Gershwin/Irving Caesar
Year: 1919

In Capitol Theatre revue Demi-Tasse. Trombone player and band leader during the opening week of this New York movie theatre in a musical program preceding the main film.

Covers:

1919:

Gene Rodemich's Orch. [first recording (Brunswick)]

1920:

Al Jolson [Decca millionseller after he introduced it in his musical Simbad; this hit earned Gershwin's reputation]

1920:

Peerless Quartet

1939:

Judy Garland [for Decca; in '54 in film A Star Is Born and in '61 during her Grammy studded Carnegie Hall Concert]

1945:

Eddie Condon

1952:

Dean Martin

1961:

Mrs. Mills

1962:

Jackie Wilson

1966:

Aretha Franklin

1967:

Compagnons De La Chanson

1968:

Temptations

1980:

Merle Travis

1988:

Allen Toussaint

1989:

Louis Van Dijk, Pim Jacobs & Pieter Van Vollenhoven

2006:

Rufus Wainwright [on Rufus Does Judy, where he duplicates her Carnegie Hall Concert]

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