Music and Original Lyrics by J. C. Johnson (from TRAV’LIN ALL ALONE), Additional Lyrics by Gary Holmes and Allan Shapiro

Original written in 1928 and first recorded by Ethel Waters. Dozens of versions are in the catalogue, including a classic performance by Billy Eckstine with the Count Basie Orchestra. According to legend, this was Billie Holiday’s this as her audition number at Pod and Jerry’s when she landed her first singing gig, and she recorded it later in her career.

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