Ukulele Song: Way Down Yonder In New Orleans

In addition to writing "After You've Gone" and "Way Down Yonder In New Orleans" with Turner Layton, Henry Creamer went on to write the lyrics to "If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight", music by James P. Johnson in 1926, a song that is therefore still under copyright which I cannot put on this website but which is well worth the trouble of tracking down. It is another all-time great jazz standard. Henry Creamer died in 1930. Turner Layton had a long and successful career as vocalist and pianist mostly at the Cafe de Paris, a club in London, England, at times performing with C. N. "Tandy" Johnstone, a vocalist, with whom he recorded records reported to have sold millions of copies. He died in 1978.


mp3 of this song is in the music section of this site




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