'Deed I Do

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"'Deed I Do"
Music by Fred Rose
Lyrics by Walter Hirsch
Published 1926
Form Jazz standard

"'Deed I Do" is a 1926 jazz standard composed by Fred Rose with lyrics by Walter Hirsch.[1] It was introduced by vaudeville performer S. L. Stambaugh[2] and popularized by Ben Bernie's recording.[3] It was recorded by influential clarinetist and bandleader Benny Goodman as his debut recording in December 1926 with Ben Pollack and His Californians.[4] Ruth Etting's rendition of the song became a top ten hit in 1927.[5]

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  1. ^ "Deed I Do (1926)". JazzStandards.com. Archived from the original on 2009-09-03. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  2. ^ Jasen, David A. (2002). A Century of American Popular Music: 2000 Best-Loved and Remembered Songs (1899-1999). Taylor & Francis. p. 45. ISBN 0-415-93700-0. 
  3. ^ Jasen, David A. (2003). Tin Pan Alley: An Encyclopedia of the Golden Age of American Song. Taylor & Francis. p. 352. ISBN 0-415-93877-5. 
  4. ^ Hoffmann, Frank W.; Ferstler, Howard (2005). Encyclopedia of Recorded Sound. CRC Press. p. 445. ISBN 0-415-93835-X. 
  5. ^ "Artists - Ruth Etting". Songwriters Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 2009-09-03. Retrieved 2009-08-23. 
  6. ^ "Nat King Cole Catalog," Jazz Discography Project  (at JazzDisco.org) (Retrieved 2014-05-23)