Don't Get Around Much Anymore
|"Don't Get Around Much Anymore"|
|Song by Duke Ellington|
|Writer(s)||Duke Ellington, Bob Russell|
"Don't Get Around Much Anymore" is a jazz standard with music by Duke Ellington and lyrics by Bob Russell. The tune was originally called "Never No Lament" and was first recorded by Ellington in 1940 as a big-band instrumental. Russell's lyrics and the new title were added in 1942.
Two different recordings of "Don't Get Around Much Anymore", one by The Ink Spots and the other by Ellington's own band, reached #1 on the R&B chart in the US in 1943. Both were top-ten pop records, along with a version by Glen Gray. The Duke Ellington version reached #8 on the pop chart.
- 1943: The Ink Spots reached number 1 on the R&B chart for two non-consecutive weeks and number 2 on the pop chart
- 1956: Patti Page on Music for Two in Love
- 1957: Tab Hunter on Dot Records. The b-side to Ninety-Nine Ways, which was a #11 hit in March '57. "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" itself charted at #74 in March 1957.
- 1957: Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook for Verve Records
- In September 1957 Eydie Gorme released a version on her album Eydie Swings the Blues Hallmark Records
- 1957: Nat King Cole on Just One of Those Things
- 1958: Bill Doggett included a cover on his album Salute To Duke Ellington, King Records 533.
- 1958: Mose Allison recorded it for his album Young Man Mose, Prestige PRLP 7137.
- 1959: June Christy recorded the song for her album Ballads for Night People and also on the album Spotlight on June Christy (1995)
- 1959: Ed Townsend released a version of the song on his album, Glad to Be Here.
- 1960: The Coasters on their album One by One
- 1961: Mel Tormé on The Duke Ellington and Count Basie Songbooks for Verve Records
- 1961: Sam Cooke on My Kind of Blues
- 1961: Etta James on The Second Time Around for Argo Records
- 1965: Hank Crawford on Dig These Blues for Atlantic Records
- 1967: The Radars on Zodiac Z45-1318
- 1975: Title track of live recording of jam session with Rolf Ericsson, Tommy Körberg, Dick Morrissey, Terry Smith, and others on Don't Get Around Much Anymore – Live at Bullerbyn
- 1975: Mose Allison on Creek Bank for Prestige
- 1978: Willie Nelson recorded the song for his album Stardust
- 1987: Paul McCartney for his album Снова в СССР
- 1989: Harry Connick, Jr. on the soundtrack of When Harry Met Sally
- 1990: Grace Knight on the soundtrack of Come in Spinner, ABC TV (Australia)
- 1991: B. B. King on the King of the Blues compilation
- 1991: Joan Cartwright with Dr. Lonnie Smith (p), Bill Peeples (d), Bobby Tynes (s), Phil McArthur (b), recorded at Miamiway Theatre in Miami, included on her album In Pursuit of a Melody
- 1991: Natalie Cole on her album Unforgettable... with Love
- 1995: Chicago on their album Night & Day Big Band
- 1996: Michael Bublé on his album BaBalu
- 2003: Rod Stewart had also covered this song on his As Time Goes By: the Great American Songbook 2 cover album of pop standards
- 2004: Anne Murray on her album I'll Be Seeing You
- 2006: Brooks Williams on his album Blues and Ballads
- 2009: Mark Isham & Kate Ceberano recorded a version for their Bittersweet album.
- 2010: Cliff Richard on his album Bold as Brass
- 2011: Tony Bennett and Michael Bublé on the album Duets II
- 2012: Tony Bennett and Miguel Bosé on the album Viva Duets
- 2015: Lowell Oakley on the eighth season of the American reality talent show The Voice
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 185.
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 275.
- "Music for Two in Love by Patti Page : Reviews and Ratings - Rate Your Music". rateyourmusic.com. Retrieved 18 May 2011.
- Ed Townsend, Glad to Be Here Retrieved August 16, 2016.
- The Coasters, One by One Retrieved February 10, 2012.