Don't Blame Me (song)

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"Don't Blame Me" is a popular song with music by Jimmy McHugh and lyrics by Dorothy Fields. The song was part of the 1932 show Clowns in Clover. It was published in 1933. It became a #21 hit for Nat King Cole in 1948.[1]

The song received two significant "rock era" remakes: a mellow ballad version by the Everly Brothers, released by Warner Bros. Records in 1961, which reached #20 on Billboard; and an up-tempo version recorded by Frank Ifield which reached #8 of the UK charts on 15 February 1964.[2] It was also featured in the musical Sugar Babies.

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  1. ^ "Don't Blame Me (1932)". JazzStandards.com. Retrieved July 17, 2013. 
  2. ^ http://www.theofficialcharts.com/archive-chart/_/1/1964-02-15/
  3. ^ "Don't Blame Me (1932)". JazzStandards.com. Retrieved July 17, 2013. 
  4. ^ The King Cole Trio Radio Transcriptions vol. 1 1938, Naxos Jazz Legends, 2000
  5. ^ Nat King Cole & His Trio, Radio Sessions from The Early Years: 1938 - 1939, disc A, Rare Radio Transcriptions, JSP Records, 2009
  6. ^ The King Cole Trio: The MacGregor Years, 1941-1945, Music & Arts Project of America
  7. ^ Nat King Cole & His Trio, Radio Sessions from The Early Years: 1944 - 1945, disc D, Rare Radio Transcriptions, JSP Records, 2009
  8. ^ The King Cole Trio: The MacGregor Years, 1941-1945, Music & Arts Project of America
  9. ^ Nat King Cole, Just Call Him King, le Chant du Monde, 2013
  10. ^ The Unforgettable Nat King Cole, His 55 finest 1943-1957, Retrospective, 2008
  11. ^ instrumental, bonus track, Nat King Cole and His Trio, The Complete After Midnight Session, Essential Jazz Classics, 2007