an American popular song and jazz standard by Jimmy McHugh (music) and Dorothy Fields (lyrics). The song was introduced by Adelaide Hall at Les Ambassadeurs Club in New York in January 1928 in Lew Leslie's Blackbird Revue, which opened on Broadway later that year as the highly successful Blackbirds of 1928 (518 performances), wherein it was performed by Adelaide Hall, Aida Ward, and Willard McLean.
Vu (magazine) issue N°77 'Au revoir Black Birds!’ (04 09 1929) Adelaide Hall, who inrtroduced "I Can't Give You Anything but Love, Baby", on the front cover of Vu (magazine) as the French say farewell to Blackbirds after their tenure at the Moulin Rouge in 1929.
In the 100-most recorded songs from 1890 -1954, I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby (1928) is No. 24. The song continues to appeal, including new cover versions in 2014 and 2016, and several uses in popular movies and plays since 2000.
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