Alabamy Bound

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"Alabamy Bound"
GenrePopular music
Songwriter(s)Composer: Ray Henderson
Lyricist: Buddy DeSylva, Bud Green
Alabamy Bound, one of many 'olio' song & dance numbers, early 1920s.

"Alabamy Bound" is a Tin Pan Alley tune written in 1924, with music by Ray Henderson and words by Buddy DeSylva and Bud Green. This was the first collaboration between DeSylva and Henderson and it was interpolated into the Broadway show Kid Boots. Successful recordings of it in 1925 were by Blossom Seeley and Isham Jones.[1]

Early recordings[edit]

Date Artist Label
1924 Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra Victor 19557-A
1925 Isham Jones & His Orchestra Brunswick 2789B
1925 Blossom Seeley Columbia 304D[2]
1925 Bailey's Lucky Seven Gennett 5648A
1925 Sara Martin OKeh 8262A
1925 Fletcher Henderson and His Orchestra Regal 9789-A (also for Domino, Banner, and Ajax)

Other notable recordings[edit]

Film appearances[edit]

King of Burlesque (1935) when it was sung by the chorus girls.[6]

The Great American Broadcast (1941) - sung by The Ink Spots[7]

Babes on Broadway (1941) - Eddie Peabody on banjo, dubbing for Mickey Rooney

Broadway (1942)

Show Business (1944) - sung a cappella by Eddie Cantor. Performed later by Eddie Cantor, George Murphy, Constance Moore and Joan Davis

With a Song in My Heart (1952) - performed by Susan Hayward (dubbed by Jane Froman) - part of American Medley

The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) - sung by Jeff Daniels[8]


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 468. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.
  2. ^ "The Online Discographical Project". Retrieved May 14, 2017.
  3. ^ "". Retrieved May 15, 2017.
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  5. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 326. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.
  6. ^ "Internet Movie Database". imdb,com. Retrieved May 15, 2017.
  7. ^ "Internet Movie Database". Retrieved May 15, 2017.
  8. ^ "Internet Movie Database". Retrieved May 15, 2017.