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WRITE MYSELF A LETTER Lyrics - FATS WALLER
Billy Williams was a singer who had a hugely successful recording Fats Waller's "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter" in 1957. His trademark hook for his songs was to shout "Oh, Yeah" at the end of lyrics.
"I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter" is a 1935 popular song with music by Fred E. Ahlert and lyrics by Joe Young. It has been recorded many times, and has become a standard of the Great American Songbook.
The first big hit version (#5 on the Billboard magazine charts) was by Fats Waller recorded on May 8, 1935 (Victor 25044), reaching further heights in the charts (#3) for the Boswell Sisters in the following year (January 6, 1936 - Decca 671 B (60302-A)).
Charlie Gracie (mostly known for his 1957 #1 hit "Butterfly" on Cameo Record label #105 - 45rpm) recorded "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter" (Cadillac Record label # 141 - 45 rpm). The flip side of the record was a song written by Gracie, "Boogie Woogie Blues."
The song was recorded by Frank Sinatra for his 1954 album Swing Easy, Bing Crosby for his 1957 LP Bing With A Beat and again by Sinatra in 1962 for his collaborative album with Count Basie, Sinatra-Basie.
The song had a major revival in 1957 in a recording by Billy Williams, which reached #3 on the Billboard magazine charts (a reported million-seller).
Among other versions are recordings by Nat "King" Cole, Scatman Crothers, Gregory Isaacs, Barry Manilow, Dean Martin, Willie Nelson , Linda Scott, and Shakin' Stevens. Bill Haley & His Comets recorded a rock and roll version of the song in 1957.
Madeleine Peyroux also covered this song on her debut album Dreamland (1996).
American Public Media's business-news program, Marketplace, uses a portion of Waller's version to open its weekly letters-from-listeners segment. ~ SOURCE: Wikipedia
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Jeff, it was a pleasant surprise to type my gmail address into your “subscribe” box and see it appear in the good old days typewriter style typeface. I, too, have been “writing all my life.” I like to write for myself first, but if I am leaving a comment on a blog, I am writing for the blogger.