Every Day’s a Holiday

16 06 2011

Every Day’s a Holiday—S. Coslow/B. Trivers, 1937 (Recorded June 16, 2011) This tune was the theme for the Mae West movie of the same name. The song only appears in the background in the movie, though, and even though Louis Armstrong appears in the film, I have not been able to come across any versions of Pops playing it.

Fats Waller recorded this tune twice, as far as I can tell, and the inestimable Al Bowlly did it as well. It’s a fun, swingy, happy tune that should be played every day, whether it’s a holiday or not! (Note: I added my own lyrics to the last chorus and verse; I felt it needed an extra boost toward the end so I concocted some new words, in the spirit of the original.)

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4 responses

16 06 2011
Dave Davies

lovely Patsy! Didn’t know Fats did this one! Do you know when he recorded his version?
Keep ’em comin’.
all the best
Dave (AKA Dan Gereaux from the Cosmos)

16 06 2011
Patsy Monteleone

Hey, Dan I think Fats cut it in 1937. Someone on YouTube posted one of the two Fats versions of this tune I’m familiar with. The video shows a spinning 78 record visual that has a hand-written label with that date. Cool song, huh? Thanks—more to come!

16 06 2011
Glenn Read

Hey pal,,, another great tune, love the extra verse. I’m going to see if I can find the Fats version in my library. Gonna get up and see you one of these days soon I hope…life’s been a bit tedious and hectic lately! A belated Happy Anniversary to you and Heidi!
Cheers old friend…keep ’em coming!
Glenn

16 06 2011
Patsy Monteleone

Thanks, Glenn. Hope to see you soon!

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