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( February 2007)
Am I Blue?" is a song copyrighted by Harry Akst (music) and Grant Clarke (lyrics) in 1929 and then featured in four films that year, most notably with  Ethel Waters in the movie . On with the Show It has appeared in 42 movies, most recently [a] and Funny Lady , and has become a standard covered by numerous artists.
The Cotton Club
Eddie Cochran version [ edit ] Eddie Cochran recorded his version of "Am I Blue" sometime between May and August 1957. It was released on the B-side of Liberty Records single 55087. The A-side was " Drive In Show" which rose to number 82 on the Billboard charts.
Personnel used in the recording session:
Cher version [ edit ]
Cher recorded and released "Am I Blue" in 1973. It was released on single and the album
Bittersweet White Light.
Chart performance Cher version [ edit ]
Other versions [ edit ]
Annette Hanshaw recorded the song on May 31, 1929 A recording of the song in a medley with "
Blue Room" was made on July 14, 1942, by Eddy Duchin and released by Columbia Records as catalog number 36746, with the flip side a medley of " Sometimes I'm Happy" and " Pretty Baby. "  In 1944, the song was performed by
Hoagy Carmichael and Lauren Bacall in the Howard Hawks directed film . To Have and Have Not The tune is played in a scene in the
Warner Bros. cartoon , when a duck is sitting on her eggs, her teeth chattering from the cold. Booby Hatched In 1954,
Dinah Washington recorded the song for the album After Hours with Miss "D"
Jeri Southern recorded the song in 1957 for her Decca Records LP Jeri Gently Jumps. In 1957, early
teen idol Ricky Nelson included the song on his debut album . Ricky
Eddie Cochran, an early performer of rock and roll music, also recorded the song in 1957.
Ray Charles on his 1959 Atlantic album The Genius of Ray Charles In 1961,
Fats Domino recorded the song for the album Let the Four Winds Blow.
Brenda Lee recorded her version for the album (1967). Reflections In Blue In 1972,
Bette Midler recorded the song for her album (1972). The Divine Miss M In 1973,
Cher released the song as the first and only single from her album of standards, . It missed the Bittersweet White Light chart, peaking at 111 in Billboard Hot 100 Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles. The song was performed by the character of
Batman (sung by Kevin Conroy, Batman's voice actor) in the 2004 episode of the animated series , "This Little Piggy", as part of a bargain with Justice League Unlimited Circe to release Wonder Woman from a curse placed upon her. Wonder Woman hums the tune at the end of that episode in order to tease Batman. Conroy has since uploaded it to his website. In 1969,
Judy Garland and Johnnie Ray performed an (unreleased) duet cover of the song.
Barbra Streisand recorded a version of "Am I Blue" (with a comedic ending) for her 1975 film . Funny Lady In 1978, Robert Gordon recorded the song for his
Rock Billy Boogie album.
Diane Lane lipsynced it in the 1984 film ; the song was actually sung by The Cotton Club Lesley Miller. It was not released on the soundtrack of the movie. In 1985,
Nell Carter sang the song on the fifth episode of the fifth season of her hit sitcom Gimme a Break!.
Linda Ronstadt recorded the song for her album (1986). For Sentimental Reasons The deposed Qing emperor
Henry Puyi (played by John Lone) sings the song during his 1925–31 playboy days in the Japanese concession of Tianjin in (1987) by The Last Emperor Bernardo Bertolucci.
Billie Holiday's version of the song (Columbia 37586 US 1947) appeared in the 1989 movie and 2009 movie Slaves of New York . Public Enemies
Charlie Rich recorded the song in 1991 for his 1992 release Pictures and Paintings. Rita Coolidge in 1975 on It’s Only Love and again on her 1996 album, Out of the Blues.
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