In 1959 it was an international hit as a clarinet solo by Monty Sunshine with Chris Barber's Jazz Band. This recording peaked at No. 5 on the US Hot 100 and No. 4 in the UK charts. Their version was in A♭ minor, in contrast to Bechet's, which was in G minor.
There was also another recording by Bob Crosby and the Bobcats. Following the Chris Barber instrumental recording, lyrics were added by Fernand Bonifay and Mario Bua in the same year. A different set of lyrics was written by Paddy Roberts and the song was recorded by Teddy Johnson and Pearl Carr in 1959.
- Vacher, Peter (December 6, 2010). "Monty Sunshine Obituary". The Guardian.
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits: Eighth Edition. Record Research. p. 46.
- Barber, Chris; Shipton, Alyn (2014). Jazz Me Blues: The Autobiography of Chris Barber. Equinox. p. 63. ISBN 978-1-84553-088-4.
- "45cat.com". 45cat.com. Retrieved January 6, 2019.
- "Discogs.com". Discogs.com. Retrieved January 6, 2019.
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