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"Don't Blame Me" is a popular song with music by Jimmy McHugh and lyrics by Dorothy Fields. The song was part of the 1932 show Clowns in Clover. It was published in 1933 and popular versions that year were by Ethel Waters; Guy Lombardo; and Charles Agnew.[1] It became a #21 hit for Nat King Cole in 1948.[2]

The song received two significant "rock era" remakes: a mellow ballad version by the Everly Brothers, released by Warner Bros. Records in 1961, which reached #20 on Billboard; and an up-tempo version recorded by Frank Ifield which reached #8 of the UK charts on 15 February 1964.[3] It was also featured in the musical Sugar Babies.

Notable recordings

Film appearances

References

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 493. ISBN 0-89820-083-0. 
  2. ^ "Don't Blame Me (1932)". JazzStandards.com. Retrieved July 17, 2013. 
  3. ^ http://www.theofficialcharts.com/archive-chart/_/1/1964-02-15/
  4. ^ "Don't Blame Me (1932)". JazzStandards.com. Retrieved July 17, 2013. 
  5. ^ The King Cole Trio Radio Transcriptions vol. 1 1938, Naxos Jazz Legends, 2000
  6. ^ Nat King Cole & His Trio, Radio Sessions from The Early Years: 1938 - 1939, disc A, Rare Radio Transcriptions, JSP Records, 2009
  7. ^ The King Cole Trio: The MacGregor Years, 1941-1945, Music & Arts Project of America
  8. ^ Nat King Cole & His Trio, Radio Sessions from The Early Years: 1944 - 1945, disc D, Rare Radio Transcriptions, JSP Records, 2009
  9. ^ The King Cole Trio: The MacGregor Years, 1941-1945, Music & Arts Project of America
  10. ^ Nat King Cole, Just Call Him King, le Chant du Monde, 2013
  11. ^ The Unforgettable Nat King Cole, His 55 finest 1943-1957, Retrospective, 2008
  12. ^ instrumental, bonus track, Nat King Cole and His Trio, The Complete After Midnight Session, Essential Jazz Classics, 2007
  13. ^ Perry Como, The Best of The War Years, Stardust Records, 2002
  14. ^ Love Letters from Perry Como, Rare 1944-46 broadcasts featuring Helen Carroll and the Satisfiers, guest star Rose Marie and the orchestras of Lloyd Shaller, Benny Goodman and Andre Kostelanetz, Viper's Nest 1994
  15. ^ "A Bing Crosby Discography". BING magazine. International Club Crosby. Retrieved October 11, 2017. 
  16. ^ "allmusic.com". allmusic.com. Retrieved October 11, 2017. 

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