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also known as "Everybody Loves My Baby, but My Baby Don't Love Nobody but Me", is a popular and jazz standard song composed by Spencer Williams in 1924. Lyrics were written by Jack Palmer.

One important early recording was a young Louis Armstrong's, with Clarence Williams' Blue Five on November 6, 1924, New York, NY. Released as a single: "Everybody Loves My Baby (but My Baby Don't Love Nobody But Me)" (Palmer, Jack; Williams, Spencer) [master S-72-959-B] – Okeh 8181. Featuring: Williams, Clarence (Piano, Director); Taylor, Eva (Vocal); Armstrong, Louis (Cornet); Thompson, Aaron (Trombone); Bailey, Buster (Soprano Saxophone); and Christian, Buddy (Banjo).[1]

The opening phrases of the song's lyrics are featured in a fine early Langston Hughes poem, "The Cat and the Saxophone, 2am" (1926), about a couple's interactions at a jazz club in the 1920s.

The song remained popular for decades and continues to be performed regularly in the 21st century.

The Boswell Sisters recorded a version of this song in 1932.

Notable recordings include a top-ten country hit by the Hoosier Hot Shots (1941), and a "now-sound" instrumental by King Richard's Fluegel Knights that peaked at Easy Listening position #11 in 1967.[2] That recording was also used as the theme for the syndicated television program Celebrity Bowling.

Glenn Miller and the AAFTC Orchestra released the song as V-Disc 223A in July 1944.

Doris Day recorded a short version for the 1955 film Love Me or Leave Me and The Temperance Seven recorded a version for the 1962 film It's Trad, Dad!.

Al Hirt released a version on his 1964 album, Beauty and the Beard.[3]

Julie Andrews sang a short version as part of a medley of songs from the era in concert in 1977, which is included on the Japanese-released RCA LP An Evening with Julie Andrews which, as of this writing, has never been released on CD.

Barbra Streisand sang it on her 1967 CBS TV special The Belle of 14th Street and was also recorded for a Columbia Records release. However, due to the poor critical and public response to the show, the album was never released.

It is sung in Series 3, Episode 1 of Jeeves and Wooster.

It is played in the background of the film Cat's Meow, which tells the story of the mysterious death of Thomas H. Ince aboard the yacht of William Randolph Hearst.

It is sung onstage in Season 4, Episode 7 of Boardwalk Empire.

Brazilian vocal trio Cluster Sisters recorded a version of this song on their debut album in 2015.

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