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By posting, you give JazzStandards.com permission to republish or otherwise distribute your comments in any format or other medium. In 1930 it was reborn as "Confessin'", with new lyrics by Al Neiburg, and with the music this time credited to Doc Daugherty and Ellis Reynolds. Unlike the cr Im Confessin That I Love You (also known as Confessin (That I Love You), Im Confessin, and Confessin) was a collaboration in 1930 between composers Doc Daugherty (sometimes spelled Dougherty) and Ellis Reynolds and lyricist Al J. Neiburg. Page Menu Thank you for your patience. I'm Confessin' (that I love you) Written: 1930: Music by: Doc Dougherty and Ellis Reynolds: Words by: Al J. Neiburg: Written for: Independent Publication (not for a Broadway show, revue, movie, etc.) Firmly entrenched in the Chicago style promulgated by guitarist Copyright 2005-2020 -
this tune, any musical challenges it presents, or additional background information.Jazz musicians, fans, and students of all ages use this website as an educational resource. Neiburg contributed lyrics to two other popular standards: Its the Talk of the Town and Under a Blanket of Blue.And in 1963 country singer Frank Ifield topped the charts in the United Kingdom for two weeks with his version called simply Confessin.While this is a gentle love song--Im confessin that I love you, Tell me, do you love me too?--the singer expresses suspicion regarding the reciprocation of that love: In your eyes I read such strange things, But your lips deny theyre true. Obviously the supplicant is fearful of losing his (or her) loved one and ends by admitting that All in life on you depends. Cornetist William Wild Bill Davison fell under the sway of Armstrong yet developed a unique, growling sound. Portions of this page have not yet been completed. Louis Armstrong made his first, and highly influential, recording of the song in August 1930, and continued to play it throughout his career. As such, off-topic, off-color, unduly negative, and patently promotional comments will be removed.Once submitted, all comments become property of JazzStandards.com.
I'm confessin' Lyrics: I'm confessin' that I love you / Tell me, do you love me too? The song was first produced with different lyrics as "Lookin' For Another Sweetie", credited to Chris Smith and Sterling Grant, and recorded by Thomas "Fats" Waller & His Babies on December 18, 1929. JazzStandards.com reserves the right to edit or remove any comments at its sole discretion. Daugherty was a bandleader and owner of the Club Hangover in San Francisco.
Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians (1930, six weeks, peaking at #2 for one week) Your comments are welcome, including why you like
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Reynolds was the pianist in the band of George Doc Hyder based out of Philadelphia and New York.