Tuesday Night Open Thread

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.

[The YouTube]

It was also recorded in 1931 by Ruth Etting but was a B-side release.

Now, what about you? Got something on your mind? Something interesting to share? Something profound? Something stupid? It’s Tuesday Night Open Thread.

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  1. Hey wait a minuet!! It says right there on the label…Not Licensed for Radio Broadcast! I suppose the internet is not (technically) a radio, but I hear the music and I don’t see no pictures. Thus, a radio…see you in court sucker!! PS: This guy singing kinda sounds like Dudley Doright.


  2. John Deere, one of the few American industrialists to have the color of his products used as the title of a hit country song, was born February 7, 1804, in Rutland, Vermont. Here’s Joe Diffy singing “John Deere Green”, a tender love song:



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