Bye Bye Blues (song)

"Bye Bye Blues"
Single by Les Paul and Mary Ford
B-side "Mammy's Boogie"
Released January 1953
Genre Vocal
Length 2:05
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Fred Hamm, Dave Bennett, Bert Lown, Chauncey Gray
Les Paul and Mary Ford singles chronology
"My Baby's Coming Home"
"Bye Bye Blues"
"I'm Sitting on Top of the World"

"Bye Bye Blues" is a popular and jazz standard written by Fred Hamm, Dave Bennett, Bert Lown, and Chauncey Gray and published in 1930.[1]


The year it was introduced it was sung by The Vikings on the NBC radio series, The Vikings.

It has been recorded by many artists, but the best-known recording is one made in 1952 by Les Paul and Mary Ford. This recording was released by Capitol Records as catalog number 2316 backed with the Les Paul instrumental composition "Mammy's Boogie". It first reached the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart on December 27, 1952 and lasted 5 weeks on the chart, peaking at #5.[2]

Movie appearances

The song appeared as the title track of the 1989 film Bye Bye Blues. The song also appeared in the 1957 film The Joker is Wild and the 2005 film The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio.

Recorded versions


  1. Bert Lown biography on MSN site
  2. Whitburn, Joel (1973). Top Pop Records 1940-1955. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research.
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