I Must Have That Man


I Must Have That Man (m. Jimmy McHugh, w. Dorothy Fields) — One of several hit songs from the Broadway revue Blackbirds of 1928.

Hit songs from the show included

I Can’t Give You Anything But Love, and I Must Have That Man became standards.


Adelaide Hall – 1928


 Gay Ellis* & her Novelty Orchestra — 1928 — *pseudonym used by Annette Hanshaw


Duke Ellington and his Cotton Club Orchestra — recorded 15 November 1928, New York


Ben Selvin Orchestra (as The Knickerbockers, one of many names Selvin recorded under), Vaughn DeLeath (v) – 1928


Grace Hayes1928


Teddy Wilson & his Orchestra, vocal: Billie Holiday 1937 – Benny Goodman, clarinet; Lester Young, tenor sax; Buck Clayton, trumpet; Teddy Wilson, piano; Freddie Green, guitar; Walter Page, bass; and Jo Jones drums



Benny Goodman Trio — 1938


Abbey Lincoln with the “Riverside Jazz Stars” — from the 1957 LP That’s Him!


Abbey Lincoln with Hank Jones (p), J.J.Johnson (tb), 1994

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