MY OLD FLAME

Created on 27/12/2000
Latest update on 12/07/2021

Artist: Mae West
Author: Sam Coslow/Arthur Johnston
Label: RCA
Year: 1934

With Duke Ellington's band in musical Belle Of The Nineties.

Covers:

1934:

Ivie Anderson [with the same Duke Ellington]

1934:

Guy Lombardo

1941:

Benny Goodman [vocal: Peggy Lee]

1944:

Billie Holiday

1946:

Gene Krupa

1946:

Charlie Parker [with Miles Davis]

1946:

Spike Jones & His City Slickers [comedy version]

1952:

Al Haig Octet [with Chet Baker, his oldest recording]

1953:

Gerry Mulligan [with Chet Baker; Gerry's oldest recording]

1956:

Stan Kenton

1957:

Annie Ross

1958:

Platters

1959:

Charlie Barnet

1959:

Ella Fitzgerald

1964:

Rick Nelson

1967:

Nino Tempo & April Stevens

1984:

Linda Ronstadt

1990:

Yvonne Roome [with Toots Thielemans]

1997:

Tony Bennett

Spike Jones' parody proves the impact of the original. My Old Flame became an evergreen in the forties with Billie Holiday, Harry James, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker and all the other usual suspects. However, the song's standard status was set since day one, when pin-up extraordinaire Mae West introduced it with Duke Ellington's band.

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