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The music was written by Harold Arlenthe lyrics by Johnny Mercerfor a film begun with the working title Hot Nocturnebut finally released as Blues in the Night. The song is sung in the film by William Gillespie. Arlen and Mercer wrote the entire score for the film Blues in the Night. One requirement was for a blues song to be sung in a jail cell. Arlen later recalled:. The whole thing just poured out.
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They came in the back door, sat down at the piano and played the score of "Blues in the Night". I remember forever the reaction. Mel got up and said, "I can't believe it. Mickey Rooney said, "That's the greatest thing I've ever heard. Judy and I ran to the piano to see who was going to learn it first.
It was a lovely night. Kern was so upset at winning with a song that had not been specifically written for a motion picture and that had been published and recorded before the film came out that he petitioned the Motion Picture Academy to change the rules. Since then, a nominated song has to have been written specifically for the motion picture in which it is performed.
Composer Alec Wilder said of this song, "'Blues in the Night' is certainly a landmark in the evolution of American popular music, lyrically as well as musically. Mercer, being from the South, Carol - Cub Koda - Cub Digs Chuck "that Arlen's notes were meant to be sung as a blues slide and that individual syllables would have made the song too formal, too racially white.
The Woody Herman recording was released by Decca Records as catalog number The Jimmie Lunceford recording was released by Decca Records as catalog number The Rosemary Clooney recording was released by Columbia Records as catalog number In addition, the song was recorded at least three times by Jo Stafford. Dick Monda released a version of the song as a single in More recently, the rock group Chicago included the song on their "Night and Day" album in Ray Charles for his album Ain't It So From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
This article is about the song. For other uses, see Blues in the Night disambiguation. Paul, Minnesota: Paragon House. Tape 2, side B. The New Yorker. Retrieved Hollywood Sings! New York: Billboard Books. New York: Oxford University Press. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research. Top Pop Records Record Research. Jo Stafford Discography. Retrieved June 19, Rosemary Clooney. Here Comes Rosie!
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