Count Basie and His Orchestra – Someday, Sweetheart (1939)

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“Someday Sweetheart” is a jazz standard written by Los Angeles-based musicians John and Reb Spikes in 1919. It was the biggest hit the brothers wrote and was performed by many recording artists of the period. The first one to record the tune was blues singer Alberta Hunter. Jelly Roll Morton recorded the song twice, in 1923 and 1926.

Buck Clayton, Ed Lewis, Harry Edison, Shad Collins – trumpet
Dicky Wells, Benny Morton, Dan Minor – trombone
Earl Warren – alto saxophone
Jack Washington – alto saxophone, baritone saxophone
Buddy Tate, Lester Young – tenor saxophone
Freddy Green – guitar
Walter Page – bass
Jo Jones – drums
Helen Humes – vocals


Recorded: New York, November 7, 1939