2009-03-02 03:03:49 UTC
I'm revising this tree and I'm having some trouble verifying the info.
Music: Johnny Green
Lyrics: Robert Sour, Edward Heyman, Frank Eyton
According to Jazz Standards and others, the first version was a vocal version by Jack Hylton & His Orchestra in 1930 on HMV.
I did some research and this is what I found so far:
1930-02-07 Jack Hylton And His Orchestra - HMV B5777 - Vocals by Pat O'Malley
1930-02-19 Carroll Gibbons (not with Playmates) - HMV B3347 - Instrumental
1930-09-12 Helen Morgan - Victor 22532 - Vocals by Helen Morgan
1930-09-19 Leo Reisman And His Orchestra - Victor 22537 - vocals by Frank Luther (there was also an unissued version recorded September 13 with Don Howard on vocals and another version recorded October 10 with Frances Maddux, which appeared on later pressings of Victor 22537)
1930-09-29 Ruth Etting - Columbia 2300 D - Vocals by Ruth Etting
1930-10-07 Annette Hanshaw - Harmony 1124 - Vocals by Annette Hanshaw
1930-10-09 Louis Armstrong And His Sebastian New Cotton Club Orchestra - Okeh 41468 and others - Vocals by Louis Armstrong
1930-10-10 Paul Whiteman - Columbia 2297 D - Vocals by Jack Fulton
1930-10-15 Libby Holman performance on the opening night of the Broadway show "Three's a Crowd"
1930-11-17 Vee Lawnhurst - Perfect 12666 - Vocals by Vee Lawnhurst
I can't find a 1929 version of Carroll Gibbons but as he performed an early version it may be possible. Another source suggesting this is the book Classes and Cultures.
So does anyone know of an earlier version than Jack Hylton?