Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (song)
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"Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea" is an American popular song published in 1932, with music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by Ted Koehler, and first recorded by Cab Calloway in 1931. It is now a widely recorded standard.
- Louis Armstrong performed a version featuring a trumpet solo (recorded 1932 and released by Columbia Records).
- Kate Smith recorded a medley of the song and Blues in My Heart in 1932 for Columbia Records
- The Boswell Sisters with The Dorsey Brothers (1932, Brunswick Records)
- Count Basie (1939) featuring Helen Humes as vocalist
- Bing Crosby sang an abridged version of the song in his 1933 Mack Sennett short "Sing Bing Sing"
- Benny Goodman and orchestra (July 1935) with Helen Ward on lead vocal
- Phil Harris recorded it for Vocalion Records on Feb. 27, 1937
- Band-leader Harry James (1943)
- Peggy Lee (1945)
- Drummer Buddy Rich performed the song on his 1957 album "Buddy Rich Just Sings"
- Frank Sinatra (1959)
- Ella Fitzgerald recorded it for her 1961 Verve album Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Harold Arlen Songbook
- Bobby Darin recorded a version influenced by Latin music in Feb. 1960, released in 1964
- Thelonious Monk played the song on his 1967 album, Straight, No Chaser
- George Harrison on his final album, Brainwashed (2002)
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