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The link is to Janis Siegel's rendition as seen in 'Swing Kids'. Composition was claimed by Jimmy Mc Hugh with lyrics by Dorothy Fields but some controversy surrounds the song's authorship.
Andy Razaf's biographer Harry Singer offers circumstantial evidence that suggests Fats Waller might have sold the melody to Mc Hugh in 1926 and that the lyrics were by Razaf.
It also appeared with a Germanized title 'Bei Mir Bist Du Schön'.
In 1937, Sammy Cahn heard a performance of the song, sung in Yiddish by African American performers Johnnie and George at the Apollo Theater in Harlem.
Cahn then convinced the still unknown Andrews Sisters to perform the song (1937).
It became their first major hit, earning them a gold record, the first ever to a female vocal group.
Some favourite numbers were: 1) Bei Mir Bistu Shein, (Yiddish: בײַ מיר ביסטו שיין, "To Me You're Beautiful"), a popular Yiddish song composed by Jacob Jacobs (lyricist) and Sholom Secunda (composer) for a 1932 Yiddish musical, 'I Would If I Could' (in Yiddish, Men Ken Lebn Nor Men Lost Nisht, 'You could live, but they won't let you'), that closed after one season.
I gently explained that many people underestimate Selina's age by 20 years.
Later hit versions were recorded by Wingy Manone in 1944, and later by The Gaylords and by Jackie Lee in 1954.
Frank Sinatra recorded it on October 1, 1957, for his album: Come Fly with Me, issued in 1958.
Joe Croll asked her to assist him with the raffle saying to her (with microphone in hand) "I like your bra".
I received a comment from a female staff member that could have been a compliment or an insult.