Sunday, October 30, 2016

On the Sunny Side of 10 Days Left

Hooray--just 10 days left!  Celebrating with Ella Fitzgerald from a 60s TV show.  There are some skips in the video and audio but hey--it's Ella!  With Oscar Peterson on piano.

A comment to this YouTube video mentions the rumor that Jimmy McHugh wasn't the actual composer of this song--that it's really a Fats Waller tune that he sold to McHugh for quick cash.  The evidence cited however is fairly flimsy.  There's some evidence of a Waller tune ending up as a McHugh composition, but not specifically this one.  Though the tunes of black artists winding up being copyrighted by whites was disconcertingly frequent.  Nobody disputes the Dorothy Fields lyrics, though.

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