Sometimes, I’ll find an earlier version of a popular song than I was previously aware. For example, in 1950, there was a big hit called “Nevertheless.” You’ve heard it. It was made popular in 1950 with its appearance in MGM’s “Three Little Words” starring Fred Astaire and Red Skelton.
Of course, that’s a movie about a real-life pair of songwriters, Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby. Which means it would feature songs they wrote and were famous for. Which means the song would pre-date that movie. How far? By a couple of decades. It was a moderate hit for Jack Denny, with Bob May on vocal. No, not the Bob May that wrote “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” but a different person.
It was also recorded in 1931 by Ruth Etting but was a B-side release.
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