This is my absolute favorite Ruth Etting song – and I’m not the only one who loves it – since it was uploaded to Youtube on July 20, 2008, it’s been viewed 64,466 times.
Written by Walter Donaldson and Gus Kahn, Ruth Etting debuted the song in the Broadway show, Whoopie! in 1928. This version was recorded on December 17, 1928. It charted at #2 in 1929. In 1955 it became the title song for the movie made about Ruth’s life. In 2005 Ruth Etting was inducted to the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame for this song.
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