[Dixielandjazz] Re: mystery lyrics (was Black and Blue lyrics)

Bill Haesler bhaesler at bigpond.net.au
Sun Mar 20 19:03:15 PST 2005

Dear Ed,
The song you mention is "You Can't Tell The Difference After Dark" and the
singer is Alberta Hunter who fits your description: Noted singer that
bridged the twenties into the fifties or later.
She recorded it for ARC on 20 March 1935 and again for Columbia sometime in
Although unissued at the time, I have both versions on Stash and Columbia
LPs and a Document CD.
You may have opened a can of worms here. It is allegedly an inter-racial
Kind regards,

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