Sometimes I'm Happy (Sometimes I'm Blue)

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"Sometimes I'm Happy (Sometimes I'm Blue)"
Introduced in the Broadway musical Hit the Deck
Music by Vincent Youmans
Lyrics by Irving Caesar
Published 1927
Language English
Original artist Charles King & Louise Groody
Recorded by Many artists; see #Recorded versions

"Sometimes I'm Happy (Sometimes I'm Blue)" is a popular song.

The music was written by Vincent Youmans, the lyrics by Irving Caesar. The song was published in 1927 and introduced in the Broadway musical Hit the Deck, starring Stanley Holloway, and opened in April, 1927. The song was performed in the musical by Charles King and Louise Groody, who also made a recording for Victor Records, catalog number 20609.[1] The best-selling versions were by King and Groody and by Roger Wolfe Kahn (with vocal by Franklyn Baur), also issued by Victor (catalog number 20599).[1] Two other versions, a duet by Baur and Gladys Rice on Columbia Records (catalog number 998-D) and a vocal by Vaughn De Leath on Brunswick Records (catalog number 3608) also had a significant degree of popularity.[1]

A number of other recordings were made in 1927 (see below), but the song has become a standard, recorded by many artists since that time.

Recorded versions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Gardner, Edward Foote (2000). Popular Songs of the 20th Century: Chart Detail & Encyclopedia, 1900-1949. St. Paul, Minnesota: Paragon House. ISBN 1-55778-789-1. 
  2. ^ a b c Brunswick Records in the 3500 to 3999 series
  3. ^ a b c Vocalion Records in the 15500 to 15999 series
  4. ^ a b Decca Records in the 3500 to 3999 series
  5. ^ a b Decca Records in the 27500 to 27999 series
  6. ^ Capitol Records in the 10001 to 10210 series
  7. ^ a b Supertone Records in the 9500 to 9778 series
  8. ^ a b Champion Records in the 15001 to 15499 series
  9. ^ a b Champion Records in the 15501 to 15999 series
  10. ^ a b Gennett Records in the 6000 to 6499 series
  11. ^ a b Gennett Records in the 7000 to 7323 series
  12. ^ Silvertone Records in the 5000 to 5237 series
  13. ^ Columbia Records in the 38500 to 38999 series
  14. ^ Columbia Records in the 36500 to 36999 series
  15. ^ Decca Records in the 1000 to 1499 series
  16. ^ Capitol Records in the 2000 to 2499 series
  17. ^ a b Mercury Records in the 1001 to 1442 series
  18. ^ Victor Records in the 25000 to 25499 series
  19. ^ a b MGM Records in the 30001 to 30499 series
  20. ^ Musicraft Records in the 201 to 597 series
  21. ^ Capitol Records in the 2500 to 2999 series
  22. ^ MGM Records in the 10000 to 10499 series
  23. ^ Laurie Records listing
  24. ^ a b Victor Records in the 20500 to 20999 series
  25. ^ Vocalion Records in the 3500 to 3999 series
  26. ^ Harmony Records released in 1949
  27. ^ National Music Lovers Records listing
  28. ^ Signature Records listing
  29. ^ MGM Records in the 30500 to 30887 series
  30. ^ a b Columbia Records in the 500-D to 999-D series
  31. ^ a b Pathé Records in the 32001 to 32508 series
  32. ^ a b Perfect Records in the 12000 to 12499 series
  33. ^ Banner Records in the 6000 series
  34. ^ Pathé Records in the 36500 to 36999 series
  35. ^ Capitol Records in the 500 to 999 series
  36. ^ , Capitol Records in the 20001 to 20156 series
  37. ^ Mercury Records in the 8001 to 8310 series
  38. ^ Discovery Records listing
  39. ^ a b Columbia Records in the 39500 to 39999 series

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