Since I Fell for You
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|"Since I Fell for You"|
|Single by Lenny Welch|
|B-side||"Are You Sincere"|
"Since I Fell for You" is a jazz and pop standard. The blues ballad was composed by Buddy Johnson in 1945 and was first popularized by his sister, Ella Johnson, with Buddy Johnson and His Orchestra. In 1947, the song again became a hit for Annie Johnson and Paul Gayten, reaching number three on the R&B chart.
The biggest hit version of "Since I Fell for You" was recorded by Lenny Welch in 1963, reaching number four on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart on December 28, 1963. It also reached number three on the Easy Listening chart.
In 1967, the song recharted at #134.
Other recorded versions
- Annie Laurie with Paul Gayten and His Trio (1947) - this version peaked at number three on the Race Records chart and number twenty on the pop chart.
- Louis Armstrong's All-Stars (with vocals by Velma Middleton) (1947)
- Eartha Kitt (1950)
- The Harptones (1953)
- Lee Morgan (Nov. 1957 session) - from the Blue Note album Candy (1958)
- Earl Grant (1958) - from the album The Versatile Earl Grant
- Stanley Turrentine and The Three Sounds on the album Blue Hour (1960)
- Dinah Washington (1961 sessions with Quincy Jones Orchestra; Verve)
- Les McCann (on the album Les McCann Sings (1961)
- Vince Guaraldi (1962)
- The Skyliners (1963) Initially slated for release as Motown 1046, Atco 
- Doris Day (1963)
- Lenny Welch (1963) - peaked at #4 on Billboard Hot 100
- Ramsey Lewis (1965)
- Mose Allison (1965)
- Odessa Harris (1965)
- Fontella Bass (1966)
- The Sonics (1966) - from the album Boom
- The Rascals (1967) - from the album Collections
- Nina Simone (1967) - from the album Nina Simone Sings the Blues
- Mavis Staples (1970)
- The Heptones (1971) - from the album Freedom Line
- Barbra Streisand (1971)
- David Wiffen (1971)
- Bonnie Raitt (1971) - from the album Bonnie Raitt (1971)
- Laura Lee (1972)
- Count Basie & Joe Turner (1974)
- Renée Geyer (1974; 1982)
- Charlie Rich (1976)
- Andy Williams (1976)
- Con Hunley (1979)
- Claudia Schmidt (1979)
- Gene Ammons feat. Dexter Gordon - Gene Ammons and Friends at Montreux (1973)
- Tom Waits (various live shows, circa 1979)
- Jimmy Riley from the album Put the People First (1982)
- Al Jarreau, Bob James, and David Sanborn (1986) - This version peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart.
- Mel Torme, George Shearing - 1989 Berkley Square
- Johnny Diesel and the Injectors - 1989 (Australia) - single from eponymous album
- Johnny Mathis (1972) - from the album The First Time Ever (I Saw Your Face)
- Michael Bolton (1992) - from the album Timeless - The Classics
- Dr. John (1992)
- Natalie Cole and Reba McEntire (1994) from the album Rhythm, Country and Blues
- Steve Turre (1995)
- Glen Campbell (1999) - from the album My Hits and Love Songs
- B.B. King (2000) - from the album Makin' Love Is Good for You
- David Cassidy (2003) - from the album A Touch of Blue
- Ronnie Milsap (2004) from the album Just for a Thrill
- Kate Ceberano (2004) from the album 19 Days in New York
- Katharine McPhee (2006) (American Idol)
- Gladys Knight (2006) from the album Before Me
- Justin Vernon with Eau Claire Memorial Jazz on the album A Decade with Duke (2009)
- Roy Hamilton
- James Booker
- Van Morrison
- George Benson from the album Guitar Man (2011)
- Brad Mehldau from the album Blues and Ballads (2016)
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