Song: Somebody Else Is Taking My Place

Written by Bob Ellsworth, Dick Howard, Russ Morgan

Trombonist and big band leader Russ Morgan co-wrote SOMEBODY ELSE IS TAKING MY PLACE in 1937 but did not record the song until 1942,when his version appeared in the film "Strictly In The Groove." Morgan`s record reached No. 5 but was eclipsed by Benny Goodman`s version, featuring vocalist Peggy Lee, which stayed at No. 1 for three weeks in 1942 (when re-released in 1948, it became a Top 30 hit all over again). Other artists who`ve recorded the song include Dinah Washington, Steve Lawrence and Kate Smith. The tune was also featured in Gene Autry`s cowboy film "Call Of the Canyon."

Recordings of this song:

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recording details  Connie Francis save license this
recording details  Steve Lawrence save license this
recording details  Peggy Lee save license this
recording details  Al Martino save license this
recording details  Russ Morgan save license this
recording details  Uncle Mort save license this
recording details  Ozzie Nelson and His Orchestra save license this
recording details  Esther Phillips save license this
recording details  Dinah Washington save license this