Artist: Mae West
Author: Sam Coslow/Arthur Johnston
With Duke Ellington's band in musical Belle Of The Nineties.
Ivie Anderson [with the same Duke Ellington]
Benny Goodman [vocal: Peggy Lee]
Charlie Parker [with Miles Davis]
Spike Jones & His City Slickers [comedy version]
Al Haig Octet [with Chet Baker, his oldest recording]
Gerry Mulligan [with Chet Baker; Gerry's oldest recording]
Yvonne Roome [with Toots Thielemans]
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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