Undecided

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"Undecided"
Written by Sid Robin
Charlie Shavers
Published 1938
Original artist John Kirby and The Onyx Club Boys
Recorded by Chick Webb, The Ames Brothers, Billy May, Raffi

"Undecided" is a popular song written by Sid Robin and Charlie Shavers and published in 1938.

The first recording was made by John Kirby and The Onyx Club Boys on October 28, 1938, and released by Decca Records as catalog number 2216,[1] with the flip side "From A Flat to C".[2]

It was also recorded by Chick Webb and his Orchestra with vocal by Ella Fitzgerald on February 17, 1939 and released by Decca Records as catalog number 2323, with the flip side "In the Groove at the Grove".[2]

The biggest hit version was recorded by The Ames Brothers with Les Brown's orchestra on June 25, 1951 and released by Coral Records as catalog number 60566, with the flip side "Sentimental Journey".[3] It first reached the Billboard magazine charts on September 28, 1951 and lasted 20 weeks on the chart, peaking at #6.[4] A bebop treatment of the song was released in the same year by Gene Ammons. [5]Billy May recorded the song as part of his 1955 album Arthur Murray Cha Cha Mambos.

Al Hirt released a version on his 1961 album, The Greatest Horn in the World.[6]

Raffi recorded his version on his album Adult Entertainment by playing country music.

Natalie Cole recorded the song for her 1993 album Take a Look.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jazz Bass Survey: sketches of 24 of the most influential jazz bassists in jazz history
  2. ^ a b Decca Records in the 2000 to 2499 series
  3. ^ Coral Records in the 60000 to 60999 series
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1973). Top Pop Records 1940-1955. Record Research. 
  5. ^ Prestige Records discography 1951-52
  6. ^ Al Hirt, The Greatest Horn in the World Retrieved April 6, 2013.