I have to warn you: this is a damn hot version of I Ain't Got Nobody 😉
Lew Stone (June 28, 1898 – Feb. 13, 1969), born in London UK, was an extremely popular bandleader, arranger, and pianist throughout the 1930s.
Beginning in 1927, he was as a freelance arranger for numerous bands for four years.
In 1931, Stone joined Roy Fox‘s orchestra as a arranger and pianist, playing at the Monseigneur Restaurant. Stone took over the leader's position when Fox needed to rest because of illness. He turned the band into the most popular one in London.
Stone continued to utilize some of Fox's musicians for his own band. They played on the radio once a week and made quite a number of recordings.
During the 1940s, Stone led the Stonecrackers and the Novatones. He also led the orchestra at the London Coliseum. He and his band continued to play across England and Scotland during the 1950s. From 1959 to 1967, he was leading a sextet.
During his career, Stone was a musical director for almost forty films and several theater productions.
I Ain't Got Nobody
It's a bit scratchy in the clip, the sound quality of the recording below is better.
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Artist: Lew Stone
Recorded: ??? (Let me know, if you have an idea)
Album: [easyazon-link asin=”B004A8F9X6″ locale=”us”]The Golden Age Of British Dance Bands: Those Dance Band Hits[/easyazon-link]
Tempo: 178 bpm
Dance: Balboa, Lindy Hop
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Every Monday, I post a new “Song of the Week“.
You can find the songs also on my Spotify playlist or on 8tracks.
Song of the Week #133: “I Found A New Baby” by Tiny Grimes
Song of the Week #132: “Hummin’ To Myself” by The Rhythm Washboard Kings
Song of the Week #131: “Tabby The Cat” by Anita O'Day w/ Stan Kenton & His Orchestra
Song of the Week #130: “Diminuendo And Crescendo In Blue” by Duke Ellington
Song of the Week #129: “At The Clambake Carnival” by Cab Calloway