Era Inducted To: Pioneer Era
Destined to become a jazz standard, this song was Brooks’ first big hit and fate played right into his hands. He persuaded Russian-born vaudeville entertainer Sophie Tucker to sing it during her appearance at a Chicago theatre. One writer wrote that the number was “perhaps the landmark song of this Tin Pan Alley epoch.” Over its lifetime, the song sold one million copies – sheet music sales were substantial – and was recorded by several artists. Some of These Days reached Number 1 in 1927.
Cover artists include: Louis Armstrong, George Benson, Cab Calloway, Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby, The Four Lads, Billie Holiday, Oscar Peterson, Django Reinhardt, Sophie Tucker, Bobbie Vinton, Ella Fitzgerald, Original Dixieland Jazz Band, New Orleans Jazz Band, and several recordings by orchestras including those led by Fletcher Henderson and Allister Wylie