This is a 1929 song composed by Fats Waller with lyrics by Andy Razaf. It was introduced in the Off-Broadway revue Load of Coal at Connie’s Inn as a soft-shoe dance number. Waller’s 1934 recording was inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999.
There are several versions in IndoJazzia’s archives which you can download from MediaFire. Featured artists are pianists Fats Waller, Count Basie, Teddy Wilson, Errol Garner, Earl Hines, Bobby Maxwell; guitarists Django Reinhardt, Svend Asmussen & Ulrik Neumann, Dick McDonough. Ken Sykora; Herb Ellis & Joe Pass; vocals by Louis Jordan, Mildred Bailey, Sarah Vaughan, Nesia Ardi, Mark Murphy; then a group of British jazzers lead by Stan Tracey.
But first, here’s the jam session in the famous 1938 Benny Goodman Carnegie Hall Concert.
If you’ve ever wondered, this is a honeysuckle rose …
… and this is an ale I’d like to try.
The sheet music is here