Friday, July 30, 2010


The last few favorite songs have been all ballads, so I figure it was time to feature a favorite up-tempo number of mine. The song "Dinah" was written by Harry Akst, with the lyrics by Sam M. Lewis and Joe Young. The song was published in 1925. It was introduced by Eddie Cantor in Kid Boots that year in Pittsburgh. It was immensely popular with jazz bands and vocalists of the period and beyond, with versions by Fats Waller, Ethel Waters, and the most popular version by Bing Crosby and the Mills Brothers in 1932...