LIMEHOUSE BLUES

Created on 16/02/2006
Latest update on 07/09/2020

Artist: Gertrude Lawrence
Author: Douglas Furber/Philip Braham
Label: Brunswick
Year: 1924

London musical star, popular in West End theatres and on Broadway. Introduced in London André Charlot's Revue of 1924, on Broadway in the A To Z Revue of 1931. Limehouse was the name of the original London Chinatown district, reputed for its opium dens.

Covers:

1924:

Paul Whiteman

1928:

Red Nichols

1929:

Ted Lewis

1931:

Duke Ellington

1933:

Benny Goodman

1934:

Mills Brothers

1934:

Casa Loma Orch.

1935:

Ambrose [used in The Singing Detective]

1937:

Django Reinhardt

1941:

Sidney Bechet

1941:

Benny Goodman Sextet

1946:

Lionel Hampton

1957:

Mel Tormé

1958:

Sonny Rollins

1961:

Rosemary Clooney

1963:

Tony Bennett

1963:

Annie Ross

1967:

Nancy Sinatra

1967:

Mr. Acker Bilk

1968:

Julie Andrews [in Gertrude Lawrence biopic Star!]

1968:

Bob Wills

2000:

Liza Minnelli

2002:

Jeff Healey

2002:

Larry Coryell

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