Ben Mealer – My Blue Heaven

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Not that he asked for nominations, but I would like to add Ben’s name to Grumpy’s List of Very Few People Who are Naturally Cool Enough to Wear a Funky Hat….

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His Notes: “My Blue Heaven” is a popular song. The music was written by Walter Donaldson (1893–1947), the lyrics by George A. Whiting (1884–1943).

The song was recorded by many artists including:
Ray Anthony
Gene Austin, accompanied orchestra directed Nathaniel Shilkret
Boston Pops Orchestra
Les Brown
Don Byas
Freddy Cannon
Benny Carter
Casa Loma Orchestra
Rosemary Clooney
Nat King Cole
Ken Colyer
Harry Connick Jr.
Billy Corgan
Floyd Cramer
Bing Crosby
Scatman Crothers
Billy Daniels
Doris Day
Buddy DeFranco
Vaughn De Leath
Marlene Dietrich
Fats Domino
Walter Donaldson
Eddy Duchin
Duane Eddy
Ziggy Elman
Frances Faye
Gracie Fields
Eddie Fisher
Pete Fountain
The Four Lads
Jane Froman
Slim Gaillard
Erroll Garner
Georgia Gibbs
Benny Goodman
Stephane Grappelli
Ken Griffin
Coleman Hawkins
Dick Haymes
Ted Heath
Woody Herman
Earl Hines
Hoosier Hot Shots
Lena Horne
Frank Ifield
The Ink Spots
Al Jolson
Norah Jones
Bert Kaempfert
Gene Krupa
Gertrude Lawrence
Jerry Lee Lewis
Enoch Light
Jimmie Lunceford
Harpo Marx
Glenn Miller
Mitch Miller
Rose Murphy
Rick Nelson
Sandy Nelson
Red Norvo
Oscar Peterson
John Pizzarelli
The Platters
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Leon Redbone
Django Reinhardt
Cliff Richard & the Shadows
Marty Robbins
Harry Shalson
Artie Shaw
Frank Sinatra
The Smashing Pumpkins
Stuff Smith
“Whispering” Jack Smith
Sonny Stitt
Maxine Sullivan
Ralph Sutton
Art Tatum
Nino Tempo
Victor Salon Group, directed Nathaniel Shilkret, vocal Elliot Shaw, Marye Berne, Katherine O’Neale and Helena Lanvin
Bobby Vinton
Billy Vaughn
Alex Welsh and his Band
Paul Weston
Lawrence Welk
Paul Whiteman
Slim Whitman
Mary Lou Williams
Teddy Wilson
Freddy Fender

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  1. Ken Middleton December 6th, 2010 8:22 am

    Beautifully played, Ben.

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