Don't Get Around Much Anymore

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"Don't Get Around Much Anymore"
Song by Duke Ellington
Published 1940
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.[1]

Versions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 185. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 275. 
  3. ^ "Harry James, Willie Smith, Buddy Rich – Live! Hollywood Palladium - Freedomland,N.Y. 1953 - 54". Discogs. Retrieved 2017-01-29. 
  4. ^ "Music for Two in Love by Patti Page : Reviews and Ratings - Rate Your Music". rateyourmusic.com. Retrieved 18 May 2011. 
  5. ^ Ed Townsend, Glad to Be Here Retrieved August 16, 2016.
  6. ^ The Coasters, One by One Retrieved February 10, 2012.
Preceded by
"Don't Stop Now"
by the Bunny Banks Trio with vocal chorus by Bonnie Davis
The Billboard Harlem Hit Parade number-one single
(The Ink Spots version)

March 27, 1943 (one week)
May 8, 1943 (one week)
Succeeded by
"Don't Stop Now"
by the Bunny Banks Trio with vocal chorus by Bonnie Davis
Preceded by
"I Can't Stand Losing You" by the Ink Spots
Succeeded by
"I Can't Stand Losing You" by the Ink Spots
Preceded by
"See See Rider Blues" by Bea Booze
The Billboard Harlem Hit Parade number-one single
(Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra version)

May 29, 1943 (one week)
June 12, 1943 (one week)
July 10, 1943 (one week)
Succeeded by
"I Can't Stand Losing You" by the Ink Spots
Preceded by
"I Can't Stand Losing You" by the Ink Spots
Succeeded by
"I Can't Stand Losing You" by the Ink Spots
Preceded by
"I Can't Stand Losing You" by the Ink Spots
Succeeded by
"You'll Never Know"
by Dick Haymes and the Song Spinners