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Blue Skies

From the musical

Betsy

Music by Irving Berlin

The song was composed in 1926 as a last-minute addition to the Rodgers and Hart musical Betsy. Although the show ran for 39 performances only, "Blue Skies" was an instant success, with audiences on opening night demanding 24 encores of the piece from star Belle Baker. During the final repetition, Ms. Baker forgot her lyrics, prompting Berlin to sing them from his seat in the front row.

In 1927, the music was published and Ben Selvin's recorded version was a #1 hit. That same year, it became one of the first songs to be featured in a talkie, when Al Jolson performed it in The Jazz Singer. The song was recorded in all of the major and dime store labels of the time. Another version of the song was recorded by Benny Goodman and his Orchestra in 1935 [Victor Scroll 25136]. 1946 was also a notable year for the song, with a Bing Crosby/Fred Astaire film taking its title along with two recorded versions by Count Basie and Benny Goodman reaching #8 and #9 on the pop charts, respectively. Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye performed the song in 1954's White Christmas. Crossing genres, Willie Nelson's recording of "Blue Skies" was a #1 country music hit in 1978. It was a major western swing and country standard already in 1939, by Moon Mullican, and in 1962 by Jim Reeves.

    Release Date: 1926

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Song NameArrangerArtistItem Title Format Voicing Trax
Blue SkiesRoger Emerson Blue SkiesSheet Music3-Part MixedMORE DETAILSYes
Blue SkiesRoger Emerson Blue SkiesSheet Music2-PartMORE DETAILSYes
Blue SkiesSteve Zegree Blue SkiesSheet MusicSABMORE DETAILS 
Blue SkiesSteve Zegree Blue SkiesSheet MusicSATBMORE DETAILS 
Blue SkiesRoger Emerson Blue SkiesSheet MusicSATBMORE DETAILS 
Blue SkiesRon Caviani Blue SkiesSheet MusicSSAMORE DETAILS 
Blue SkiesMark Hayes Blue SkiesSheet MusicSATBMORE DETAILSYes
Blue SkiesMark Hayes Blue SkiesSheet MusicSABMORE DETAILSYes
Blue SkiesMark Hayes Blue SkiesSheet MusicSSAMORE DETAILSYes
Blue Skies ChanticleerOut Of This World 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Blue SkiesClay Hine FredSimply Fred 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Blue SkiesClay Hine KeepsakeWithout A Song 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Blue Skies McGuire SistersDo You Remember When?/While The Lights Are Low 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Blue Skies ManagementMenu For Harmony 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Blue Skies FriendsBecause 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Blue Skies MatrixVirtual Reality 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Blue SkiesClay Hine Perfect Gentlemen4 Beers and 10 Tags 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Blue Skies Princeton SingersOld New Borrowed Blues 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Blue SkiesSteve Zegree Good CompanyLive 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Blue Skies Richard Rodney Bennett King's SingersSix 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Blue Skies Delta Rhythm BoysDelta Rhythm Boys 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Blue Skies SpotlightIn The Spotlight 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Blue SkiesRenee Craig Chord CompanyKeepin' You Company 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Blue Skies Ready, Willing and MabelBusy Line 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Blue SkiesClay Hine Jackpot!Can You Hear Me Now? 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Blue Skies RingmastersLive 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Blue Skies ChanticleerMy Chanticleer 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Blue Skies VybrationVybration 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Blue Skies McGuire SistersSincerely 2 CDsMORE DETAILS 
Blue SkiesOkamura San Francisco Girls ChorusHeaven and Earth 2 CDsMORE DETAILS 
Blue Skies King's SingersThe Best of 2 CDsMORE DETAILS 
Blue SkiesDeke Sharon Deke SharonA Cappella Jazz ClassicsSongbookSSATBMORE DETAILS 
Blue Skies Various ComposersThe Belter's Book of Hot StandardsSongbookSoloMORE DETAILS 
Blue Skies Vocal SelectionsWhite ChristmasSongbookSoloMORE DETAILS 
Blue Skies Irving BerlinIrving Berlin - Ballads - 2nd EditionSongbookSoloMORE DETAILS 
Blue Skies Roger EmersonFor Men Only - On Stage CollectionSongbookTBBMORE DETAILS 
Blue Skies VariousScat OmnibookSongbook & 1 CDSoloMORE DETAILS 
Blue Skies Mac HuffWhite Christmas (Choral Medley)Showtrax CDMORE DETAILS 
Blue SkiesJust In Time Various ArrangersThe REAL Book for Vocalists - Vol. 1 for High VoiceSongbookHighMORE DETAILS 
Blue Skies Various ComposersThe Great American Songbook - The ComposersSongbookSoloMORE DETAILS 
Blue Skies Irving BerlinHoliday Inn - The New Irving Berlin MusicalSongbookSoloMORE DETAILS 
Blue Skies Pro VocalGreat Standards Collection - Women's EditionSongbook & CDSoloMORE DETAILS 


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