I Wonder (1944 song)

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"I Wonder" is a 1944 song written and originally performed by Pvt. Cecil Gant. The original version, released on the Bronze label, made it to number one on the Juke Box Race Records chart and was Pvt. Gant's most successful release.[1] In February 1945, pianist, Roosevelt Sykes hit number one with his version of the song. Roosevelt Sykes version is notable in that it replaced Pvt. Gant's version, at number one on the Juke Box Race Records chart.[2]

Other cover versions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 223. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 563. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 193. 
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 33. 
Preceded by
"Somebody's Gotta Go" by Cootie Williams and His Orchestra
Billboard Most-Played Juke Box Race Records number-one single (Pvt. Cecil Gant version)
February 17, 1945
Succeeded by
"I Wonder" by Roosevelt Sykes and His Piano
Preceded by
"I Wonder" by Pvt. Cecil Gant
Billboard Most-Played Juke Box Race Records number-one single (Roosevelt Sykes version)
February 24, 1945 - April 7, 1945
Succeeded by
"Tippin' In" by Erskine Hawkins and His Orchestra