This song was introduced by Margaret
Simms, Paul Bass and Russell Wooding's Hallelujah Singers in the Stage
Musical "Hot Chocolates" , an all-Negro revue. Shortly after the
opening, Louis Armstrong joined the company and played the song on solo
trumpet during the intermission. Fats Waller performed this song in
the 1943 Hollywood Musical "Stormy Weather". It was also featured
in the 1955 Musical "Gentlemen Marry Brunettes" and, again in
1955, as the title song in the Musical "Ain't Misbehavin' ". This
song was recorded by Perry during the album sessions for his first 12"
LP compilation "So Smooth" but not released.