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LIMEHOUSE BLUES From the London Musical "A to Z" (1921) (Later featured in the Broadway Revue "Andre Charlot Revue Of 1924") (Philip Braham / Douglas Furber) Gertrude Lawrence & Jack Buchanan (In "A to Z") - 1921 Gertrude Lawrence & Jack Buchanan (Broadway Production) - 1924 Paul Whiteman & His Orch. (Instr.) - 1924 Carl Fenton & His Orch. (Instr.) - 1924 Jack Hylton & His Orch. (Instr.) - 1930 Duke Ellington & His Famous Orch. (Instr.) - 1931 Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orch. (Instr.) - 1934 Morton Gould & His Orch. (Instr.) - 1950 Johnny Mathis - 1964 Julie Andrews (feat. in the film "Star") - 1968 Also recorded by: Ambrose & his Orchestra, Louis Armstrong, Chet Atkins, Count Basie, Sidney Bechet, Chu Berry, Acker Bilk, Philip Braham, Dave Brubeck, Charlie Byrd, Cab Calloway, Benny Carter, Larry Clinton, Rosemary Clooney, Eddie Condon, Bing Crosby, Wild Bill Davidson, Doris Day, Buddy DeFranco, Roy Eldridge, Ella Fitzgerald, Douglas Furber, Judy Garland, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Stephane Grappelli, Lionel Hampton, Ted Heath, Fletcher Henderson, Earl Hines, Jack Jackson, Harry James, Stan Kenton, Lee Konitz, André Kostelanetz, Gene Krupa, Kay Kyser, Ted Lewis, Billy Mayerl, Marian McPartland, Carmen McRae, Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Glenn Miller, The Mills Brothers, Liza Minnelli, Red Nicholls, Oscar Peterson, The Pied Pipers, André Previn, Django Reinhardt, Don Reno, Buddy Rich, Annie Ross, Zoot Sims, Nancy Sinatra, Ethel Smith, Kay Starr, Art Tatum, Mel Tormé, Chick Webb, Lee Wiley, Teddy Wilson ……..and many more. And those weird China blues Never go away Sad, mad blues For all the while they seem to say Oh, Limehouse kid Oh, oh, Limehouse kid Goin' the way That the rest of them did Poor broken blossom And nobody's child Haunting and taunting You're just kind of wild Oh, Limehouse blues I've the real Limehouse blues Can't seem to shake off Those real China blues Rings on your fingers And tears for your crown That is the story Of old Chinatown Rings on your fingers And tears for your crown That is the story Of old Chinatown (Contributed by Bill Huntley - March 2007)

    


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