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EVERYBODY LOVES MY BABY - history

This song was written in 1924, music by Spencer Williams and lyrics by Jack Palmer. It has become a blues/jazz standard over the years. One of the first recordings was made in 1924 by Clarence Williams' Blue Five (Clarence Williams was not related to Spencer Williams the composer,) featuring singer Eva Taylor (Clarence's wife and a blues pioneer in her own right), and Louis Armstrong on an acclaimed cornet solo.

Later in 1924, Louis Armstrong recorded the song again, except this time it was him singing, with the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra. It was Armstrong's first vocal recording.

Diverse recorded versions include a country version by the Hoosier Hot Shots in 1941, an easy listening instrumental by King Richard's Fluegel Knights in 1967, and a Doris Day version in 1955.

Compied from multiple sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Everybody_Loves_My_Baby
http://michaelminn.net/armstrong/index.php?section1
http://jass.com/Others/cwm.html
http://rateyourmusic.com/release/single/clarence_williams/everybody_loves_my_baby__but_my_baby_dont_love_nobody_but_me____of_all_the_wrongs_you_done_to_me/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_1920s_jazz_standards

 



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