Label: Black Lion - BLCD760125 • Format: CD Compilation • Country: Germany • Genre: Jazz • Style: Bop
Ahlert and lyrics by Joe Young. It was popularized by Fats Wallerwho recorded it in at the height of his fame. It is one of several songs from the Harlem Renaissance featured Negative Example - Contrast Attitude - Black Or White the Broadway musical Ain't Misbehavin'.
American Public Media's business-news program, Marketplaceuses a portion of Fats Waller 's version to open its weekly letters-from-listeners segment. The song had a major revival in in a Coral recording on April 3 by Billy Williams with orchestra directed by Dick Jacobs. Don Cherrybest known for "Band of Gold", his mega hit, released a version of 'Letter' in on a Coronet 78 an Australian labelworking with Ray Conniff and his Orchestra.
On the flip side was So Rare. The flip side of the record was a song written by Gracie, "Boogie Woogie Blues". Gracie's Im Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter - Ben Webster - Gone With The Wind Symphony In Blue - Kate Bush - Symphony In Blue released in Fabian recorded his version of the song in on Chancellor Records.
In Cleo Laine included the song as her opening song on the album I Am a Song  and sang on stage during her subsequent tour. Comedian Larry Storch recorded and released the song on Roulette records. New Jersey entertainer Uncle Floyd aka Floyd Vivino has covered this song in his live performances as well as recording it. Madeleine Peyroux also covered this song on her debut album Dreamland In Paul McCartney covered it on his album of standards, Kisses on the Bottom and chose one of its lines as the title.
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