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Blue Skies
1926 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.
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Recording sessions
1990 April 10: Paris (FR) Olympia
 
1990 May 10: Brighton (UK) Dome
 
1990 July 13: Montreux (CH) 24th Jazz Festival
Blue skies smiling at me
Nothing but blue skies do I see
Bluebirds singing the song
1990 [4:48] CD 4 Madame Nina Simone TS RRC 019 (NL)
 
 
1990 July 22: Köln (DE) One World Music Festival