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Written by
W.C. Handy
Recording date
January 3, 1916
Released on

Hesitating Blues
Audio single
1916

Comments
Instrumental
Sources disagree on this version's recording date, other than that it was recorded in December, 1915 or January, 1916. Date used is supported by the on-line 78rpm Discographical Project.
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St. Louis Blues written by W.C. Handy - English

Title Performer Release date Info
St. Louis Blues Prince's Band 1916
St. Louis Blues Ciro's Club Coon Orchestra 1916
Saint Louis Blues Ernest Hare 1919
St. Louis Blues Lt. Jim Europe's 369th Infantry "Hell Fighters" Band 1919
St. Louis Blues Marion Harris 1920
St. Louis Blues Lanin's Southern Serenaders 1921
St. Louis Blues Original Dixieland Jazz Band 1921
St. Louis Blues Al Bernard 1921
St. Louis Blues Handy's Memphis Blues Band 1922
St. Louis Blues Ted Lewis & His Jazz Band 1923
St. Louis Blues Bernie Cummins and His Orchestra 1924
St. Louis Blues Eddie Peabody 1925
The St. Louis Blues Bessie Smith 1925
New St. Louis Blues Abe Lyman & His Californians 1926
St. Louis Blues Bessie Brown 1926
St. Louis Blues Joe Candullo and His Everglades Orchestra 1926
St. Louis Blues Boyd Senter 1926
St. Louis Blues Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra 1926
New St. Louis Blues Johnny Dodds Trio 1927
St. Louis Blues Willard Robison 1927
St. Louis Blues Gus Mulcay 1927
St. Louis Blues Fats Waller 1927
St. Louis Blues Sol Hoopii and His Novelty Trio 1927
St. Louis Blues Irene Beasley 1928
St. Louis Blues Efim Schachmeister 1928
St. Louis Blues Emmett Miller's Georgia Crackers 1928
St. Louis Blues Gene Austin 1928
St. Louis Blues Seger Ellis 1930
St. Louis Blues Rudy Vallée & His Connecticut Yankees 1930
St. Louis Blues Jim Jackson 1930
St. Louis Blues The Jungle Band [1] 1930
St. Louis Blues Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra 1930
St. Louis Blues Eubie Blake & His Orchestra 1931
The Newest St. Louis Blues Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra 1932
St. Louis Blues Bing Crosby and Duke Ellington 1932
St. Louis Blues Jack Hylton and His Orchestra 1932
St. Louis Blues Joseph Robechaux and His New Orleans Rhythm Boys 1933
St. Louis Blues Washboard Rhythm Boys 1933
St. Louis Blues Ethel Waters 1933
St. Louis Blues Art Tatum 1933
St. Louis Blues Cliff Edwards 1934
St. Louis Blues Jim and Bob - Genial Hawaiians 1934
St. Louis Blues Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians 1934
St. Louis Blues Callahan Brothers 1934
St. Louis Blues Dorsey Brothers Orchestra 1934
St. Louis Blues Mills Brothers 1934
St. Louis Blues Paul Robeson 1934
St. Louis Blues Clarence Williams & His Orchestra 1934
St. Louis Blues Larry Adler 1935
St. Louis Blues Nat Gonella & His Georgians 1935
St. Louis Blues Bob Wills Texas Playboys 1935
St. Louis Blues The Boswell Sisters 1935
St. Louis Blues Peggy Dell 1935
St. Louis Blues Stephane Grappelly and His Hot Four 1935
St. Louis Blues Joe Daniels & His Hot Shots 1935
St. Louis Blues Milton Brown & His Brownies 1935
St. Louis Blues Ray Noble and His Orchestra 1935
St. Louis Blues Joe Haymes & His Orchestra 1936
St. Louis Blues Lew Stone and His Band 1936
St. Louis Blues Django Reinhardt 1937
St. Louis Blues Brian Lawrance and His Lansdowne House Sextet 1937
St. Louis Blues Maxine Sullivan With Claude Thornhill and Orchestra 1938
St. Louis Blues Gorni Kramer 1938
St. Louis Blues Mildred Bailey & Her Orchestra 1939
St. Louis Blues Kay Kyser & His Orchestra 1940
St. Louis Blues Billie Holiday with Benny Carter and His Orchestra 1940
St. Louis Blues Judy Canova With Orchestra 1940
St. Louis Blues Alvino Rey and His Orchestra 1941
St. Louis Blues Fred Böhler and His Band 1941
St. Louis Blues Kordt Sisters med swingtet 1941
St. Louis Blues Art Hodes 1942
St. Louis Blues Børge Roger Henrichsen og hans orkester 1942
St. Louis Blues Harry Parry and His Radio Sextet 1943
St. Louis Blues Miff Mole and His Nicksieland Band 1944
St. Louis Blues Mary Lou Williams 1944
St. Louis Blues Maurice Rocco and His Rockin' Rhythm 1945
St. Louis Blues Sidney Bechet and His Blue Note Jazzmen 1945
St. Louis Blues Kay Starr 1946
St. Louis Blues Louis Prima & His Orchestra 1946
St. Louis Blues Frank Froeba and His Boys 1946
St. Louis Blues Pearl Bailey 1946
St. Louis Blues The Don Byas Quartet 1946
St. Louis Blues The Progressive Four December 1947
St. Louis Blues Freeman Clark 1947
St. Louis Blues Vic Dickenson and Sextet 1947
St. Louis Blues The Delta Rhythm Boys 1947
St. Louis Blues Duke Ellington and His Orchestra 1947
St. Louis Blues Albert Ammons Rhythm Kings 1947
St. Louis Blues Dinah Shore 1947
St. Louis Blues Boyd Raeburn and His Orchestra 1948
St. Louis Blues March Tex Beneke and His Orchestra 1948
St. Louis Blues Bill Coleman 1949
St. Louis Blues Ralph Flanagan and His Orchestra 1949
St. Louis Blues Ralph Sutton 1949
St. Louis Blues Lenny Dee and His D-Men September 1950
St. Louis Blues Erskine Hawkins & His Orchestra 1950
St. Louis Blues Danny Kaye 1950
St. Louis Blues Tiny Grimes 1950
St. Louis Blues Oscar Peterson 1950
St. Louis Blues Jerry Gray and His Orchestra 1951
St. Louis Blues Jacques Dieval 1951
St. Louis Blues Bob Crosby & His Orchestra 1951
St. Louis Blues Eddie Heywood 1951
St. Louis Blues Les Paul, Mary Ford 1952
St. Louis Blues Freddie Slack 1952
St. Louis Blues Chet Atkins September 1953
St. Louis Blues Charlie Barnet 1953
St. Louis Blues Doc Evans 1953
St. Louis Blues Turk Murphy and His Jazz Band March 15, 1954
St. Louis Blues Billy Eckstine with The Metronome All Stars 1954
St. Louis Blues Hazy Osterwald 1954
St. Louis Blues Dizzy Gillespie and His Orchestra 1954
The St. Louis Blues Nellie Lutcher 1955
St. Louis Blues Chris Barber's Jazz Band with Ottilie Patterson 1955
St. Louis Blues Mario Pezzotta e il suo Complesso Dixieland Arethusa 1955
St. Louis Blues Raymond Burke and His New Orleans Jazz Band 1955
St. Louis Blues George Girard 1956
St. Louis Blues Ted Heath 1956
St. Louis Blues Morton Gould 1957
St. Louis Blues Albert Nicholas With The Milan College Jazz Society 1957
St. Louis Blues Billy Ward and The Dominoes 1957
St. Louis Blues Roman New Orleans Jazz Band 1957
St. Louis Blues Cleo Laine 1957
St. Louis Blues Kenny Baker [2] 1957
St. Louis Blues Lucy Reed 1957
The St. Louis Blues Shirley Bassey 1957
St. Louis Blues Meade Lux Lewis 1957
St. Louis Blues Wilbur DeParis and Jimmy Witherspoon 1957
St. Louis Blues The Dave Brubeck Quartet 1957
St. Louis Blues Claude Luter 1957
St. Louis Blues Herbie Mann 1957
St. Louis Blues LaVern Baker 1957
St. Louis Blues Pat Boone June 1958
St. Louis Blues Alton Purnell 1958
St. Louis Blues Jackie Cooper & His Combo 1958
St. Louis Blues Eddie Condon 1958
St. Louis Blues Eartha Kitt with Shorty Rogers and His Giants 1958
St. Louis Blues Luckey Roberts 1958
St. Louis Blues The Dukes of Dixieland 1958
St. Louis Blues Bobby Henderson 1958
St. Louis Blues Gil Evans 1958
St. Louis Blues Harry Walton and His New Orleans Jazzmen 1958
St. Louis Blues Kid Ory 1958
St. Louis Blues Brenda Lee August 3, 1959
St. Louis Blues The Isley Brothers October 1959
St. Louis Blues Duane Eddy, His 'Twangy' Guitar and The Rebels December 1959
St. Louis Blues Red Garland 1959
St. Louis Blues Martin Denny 1959
St. Louis Blues Pete Fountain 1959
St. Louis Blues Witherspoon Mulligan Webster 1959
St. Louis Blues John Fahey 1959
St. Louis Blues Johnny Maddox and His Dixie Boys 1959
St. Louis Blues Pete Seeger 1959
St. Louis Blues Jack Kane 1959
St. Louis Blues Cliff McKay 1959
St. Louis Blues Charlie Shavers 1959
St. Louis Blues Duke Ellington and Johnny Hodges 1959
St. Louis Blues Armand Hug 1959
St. Louis Blues River Boat Five 1959
St. Louis Blues Bernie Leighton at the Piano 1959
St. Louis Blues Ted Heath and His Music 1959
St. Louis Blues Bruce Clarke, His Wild Guitar and The Rockers 1959
St. Louis Blues Teo Macero 1959
St. Louis Blues The Kai Winding Trombones 1959
St. Louis Blues Perry Como 1959
St. Louis Blues Booker Pittman 1959
St. Louis Blues Gary Crosby 1959
St. Louis Blues Freddy Cannon 1959
Saint Louis Blues Lonnie Johnson With Elmer Snowden 1960
St. Louis Blues Wilbur DeParis 1960
St. Louis Blues Billie Pierce, De De Pierce, Geo. Henderson & Harrison Brazlee 1960
St. Louis Blues Jess Stacy 1960
St. Louis Blues Lou Stein 1960
St. Louis Blues Kid Thomas 1960
St. Louis Blues Noro Morales and His Quintet 1960
St. Louis Blues Humphrey Lyttelton and His Band 1960
St. Louis Blues Earl Grant 1960
St. Louis Blues Ella Fitzgerald 1960
St. Louis Blues Phil Napoleon and His Memphis Five 1960
St. Louis Blues Buster Brown 1960
St. Louis Blues The Marty Paich Piano Quartet 1960
St. Louis Blues (pt. 1) Ethel Smith 1960
St. Louis Blues Peter Nero 1961
St. Louis Blues Furry Lewis 1961
St. Louis Blues Singleton Palmer and His Dixieland Band 1961
St. Louis Blues Helen Humes 1961
St. Louis Blues Ken Colyer's Jazzmen 1961
St. Louis Blues Alberta Hunter with Lovie Austin's Blues Serenaders 1961
St. Louis Blues The Si Zentner Orchestra & The Johnny Mann Singers 1961
St. Louis Blues Ida Cox With the Coleman Hawkins Quintet 1961
St. Louis Blues Lucille Hegamin 1962
St. Louis Blues Günter Hörig 1962
St. Louis Blues Marv Jenkins 1962
St. Louis Blues Doc Severinsen 1962
St. Louis Blues King Curtis 1962
St. Louis Blues Peggy Lee 1962
St. Louis Blues The Ramsey Lewis Trio 1962
St. Louis Blues Bobby Vinton August 1963
St. Louis Blues Jackie Davis 1963
St. Louis Blues Punch Miller 1963
St. Louis Blues Jimmy Reed 1963
St. Louis Blues Steve Allen 1963
St. Louis Blues Lou Rawls 1963
St. Louis Blues Twist Alice Babs 1963
St. Louis Blues Los Indios Tabajaras 1964
St. Louis Blues Claude Luter & son Orchestre 1964
St. Louis Blues Nino Tempo & April Stevens 1964
St. Louis Blues Jonah Jones 1964
St. Louis Blues Jimmy Smith 1964
St. Louis Blues Blanche Thomas with the Albert "Papa" French Band 1964
St. Louis Blues Chuck Berry April 1965
St. Louis Blues Herb Ellis, Charlie Byrd 1965
St. Louis Blues Down Town Jazz Band 1965
St. Louis Blues The Junior Mance Trio 1965
St. Louis Blues Benny Golson 1966
St. Louis Blues Claude Bolling 1966
St. Louis Blues Max Roach 1966
St. Louis Blues Booker Ervin 1967
St. Louis Blues The Riverboat Ramblers 1967
St. Louis Blues The Quartette Trés Bien 1967
St. Louis Blues Earl Hines & Jimmy Rushing 1967
St. Louis Blues Jaki Byard Trio 1968
St. Louis Blues Ralph Sutton With Ruby Braff Milt Hinton Mousey Alexander 1968
St. Louis Blues Nobuo Hara and His Sharps and Flats 1968
St. Louis Blues Little Brother Montgomery 1968
St. Louis Blues The Bobby Hackett Quartet Plus Vic Dickenson 1969
St. Louis Blues Joe Turner [1] 1969
St. Louis Blues The Bintangs 1969
St. Louis Blues Illinois Jacquet 1969
St. Louis Blues Kenny Clarke With James Moody 1969
St. Louis Blues Jula de Palma 1970
St. Louis Blues Paul Gonsalves and His All Stars 1970
St. Louis blue Tres Para El Jazz 1971
St. Louis Blues Papa John Creach 1971
St. Louis Blues Antigua Jazz Band 1971
St. Louis Blues Steamboat Stompers 1972
St. Louis Blues The Bar-Room Buzzards 1972
St. Louis Blues Jimmy Witherspoon & Ben Webster 1973
St. Louis Blues Russell "Big Chief" Moore's Pow Wow Jazz Band 1973
Saint Louis Blues Jerry Reed June 1974
St. Louis Blues Jim Brewer 1974
St. Louis Blues Michel Legrand 1974
St. Louis Blues Urbie Green 1974
St. Louis Blues The Swinghouse Septet 1974
St. Louis Blues Roy Eldridge 1974
St. Louis Blues 't Heidebloempje 1974
St. Louis Blues Edmond Hall 1974
St. Louis Blues Blind Connie Williams 1974
St. Louis Blues Arranged & Conducted by Dick Hyman with The New York Jazz Repertory Company 1974
St. Louis Blues Etta James 1974
St. Louis Blues Joan Steele Trio 1975
St. Louis Blues Toshiyuki Miyama and New Herd 1975
St. Louis Blues New Orleans Rascals 1975
St. Louis Blues Ricardo's Jazzmen 1976
St. Louis Blues Flamin' Groovies 1976
St. Louis Blues (Chicago Style) Lester Bowie 1976
St. Louis Blues The Hank Marvin Guitar Syndicate November 1977
Saint Louis Blues Milt Buckner 1977
St. Louis Blues Sidewalk Hot Jazz Orchestra 1977
St. Louis Blues Ove Lind 1977
St. Louis Blues Ran Blake 1977
St. Louis Blues Henghel Gualdi 1977
St. Louis Blues Al Grey feat. Arnett Cobb 1977
St. Louis Blues Original Jazz Band 1977
St. Louis Blues Carlo Krahmer's Chicagoans 1977
St. Louis Blues Ellis Larkins 1977
St. Louis Blues Archie Shepp Featuring Joe Lee Wilson 1977
Mance's St. Louis Blues Mance Lipscomb 1978
St. Louis Blues John Lewis [1] & Hank Jones 1978
St. Louis Blues George Barnes 1978
St. Louis Blues Eiji Kitamura & All Stars 1978
St. Louis Blues Diahann Carroll With the Duke Ellington Orchestra [1] 1978
St. Louis Blues Sun Ra 1978
St. Louis Blues Prince Gabe and The Millionaires with The Original Memphis Sound 1978
St. Louis Blues Big Tiny Little 1978
St. Louis Blues Hannibal Marvin Peterson 1979
St. Louis Blues Ella and Basie 1979
St. Louis Blues Rob Hoeke 1979
St. Louis Blues Rod Mason & Beryl Bryden 1979
St. Louis Blues Wild Bill Davison Joins the Fulton Street Jazz Band 1980
St. Louis Blues Alice Gerrard & Mike Seeger 1980
St. Louis Blues Swiss Dixie Stompers 1980
St. Louis Blues Dorothy Donegan 1980
St. Louis Blues Johnny Copeland 1981
St. Louis Blues Tav Falco's Panther Burns 1981
St. Louis Blues Peter Spencer 1982
St. Louis Blues Preservation Hall Jazz Band 1982
St. Louis Blues John Jackson 1983
St. Louis Blues Emile Barnes 1983
St. Louis Blues Duke Jordan 1983
St. Louis Blues Joe Sullivan 1983
St. Louis Blues Max Collie's Rhythm Aces 1983
St. Louis Blues Doc Cheatham and His New York Quartet 1983
St. Louis Blues Edith Wilson 1984
St. Louis Blues George Melly with John Chilton's Feetwarmers 1984
St. Louis Blues Jamie Wight's New Orleans Joymakers 1984
St. Louis Blues Teresa Brewer 1984
St. Louis Blues Doc & Merle Watson 1985
St. Louis Blues Andy Kirk and His Clouds of Joy 1986
St. Louis Blues Eddie Higgins with Milt Hinton and Bobby Rosengarden 1986
St. Louis Blues Canadian Brass 1987
St. Louis Blues Down Home Jazz Band 1988
St. Louis Blues Rod Mason's Savannah Orchestra 1988
St. Louis Blues Ruth Brown 1989
St. Louis Blues Ranch Romance 1989
St. Louis Blues Michael Levy 1990
St. Louis Blues Stéphane Grappelli / McCoy Tyner 1990
St. Louis Blues Bob Wilber - Kenny Davern 1990
St. Louis Blues Manhattan Jazz Quintet 1990
St. Louis Blues Doc Severinsen & The Tonight Show Band 1991
St. Louis Blues String Trio of New York 1991
St. Louis Blues Johnny Lytle 1991
St. Louis Blues Carey Bell & Tough Luck 1991
St. Louis Blues Harold Ashby 1991
St. Louis Blues Clark Terry 1991
St. Louis Blues Machito and His Afro-Cuban Salseros 1991
St. Louis Blues Marcus Roberts February 25, 1992
St. Louis Blues Arvell Shaw and the Louis Armstrong Legacy Band 1992
St. Louis Blues The Tom Kubis Big Band 1992
St. Louis Blues Eddie Condon & His All-Stars 1992
St. Louis Blues Russell Malone 1992
St. Louis Blues The Butch Thompson Trio 1992
St. Louis Blues Saint Louis Brass 1993
St. Louis Blues Paul Smoker Trio 1993
St. Louis Blues Tiger Okoshi 1993
St. Louis Blues Bengt Hallberg 1994
St. Louis Blues Louis Nelson's Creole Jazz Band featuring John Defferary 1994
St. Louis Blues Ed Polcer, Bob Havens, Allan Vaché, John Barnes, Johnny Varro, Jim Douglas, Bob Haggart, Butch Miles 1994
St. Louis Blues Floyd McDaniel 1994
St. Louis Blues George Thorogood & The Destroyers 1995
St. Louis Blues Enrico Rava, Franco D'Andrea 1995
St. Louis Blues Ray Brown feat. Ahmad Jamal 1995
St. Louis Blues Julia Lee 1995
St. Louis Blues The Teen Kings 1995
St. Louis Blues Don Byron October 1996
St. Louis Blues Big Walter Horton 1996
St. Louis Blues Claude Williams 1996
St. Louis Blues Floyd McDaniel with Dave Specter 1997
St. Louis Blues The Charlie Byrd Trio 1997
St. Louis Blues The Jessica Williams Quartet 1997
St. Louis Blues Mose Allison 1997
St. Louis Blues Mark Shane & Terry Blaine feat. Ed Polcer, Tom Artin, Allan Vaché, Phil Flanigan, Ed Metz, Jr. 1998
St. Louis Blues Jörg Hegemann 1998
St. Louis Blues Gregg Stafford with Big Bill Bissonnette, Paul Boehmke, Roberta Hunt, Emil Mark, Colin Bray, Dennis Elder 1998
St. Louis Blues Herbie Hancock 1998
St. Louis Blues Asleep at the Wheel August 10, 1999
Careless Love / St. Louis Blues Odetta September 28, 1999
St. Louis Blues Sue Keller 1999
St. Louis Blues Ray Kennedy [1] 2000
St. Louis Blues Little Willie Jackson 2000
St. Louis Blues Eddie Zip & Sweet Magnolia 2001
St. Louis Blues Aki Takase, Rudi Mahall, Fred Frith, Nils Wogram, Paul Lovens 2001
St. Louis Blues The Old Spice Boys March 25, 2003
St. Louis Blues Flat Earth Society May 2003
St. Louis Blues Greg Osby June 10, 2003
St. Louis Blues Big Daddy 'O' February 14, 2004
St. Louis Blues Samoa Wilson with The Jim Kweskin Band April 6, 2004
St. Louis Blues Peter Cincotti September 14, 2004
St. Louis Blues Eddie Higgins Trio 2005
St. Louis Blues Don Edwards March 14, 2006
St. Louis Blues Pat Yankee with Her Gentlemen of Jazz 2006
St. Louis Blues Silvan Zingg Trio 2008
St. Louis Blues Ben Wasson 2009
Saint Louis Blues Povl Dissing March 2010
St. Louis Blues Charlie Hunter September 14, 2010
St. Louis Blues Ron Carter's Great Big Band September 13, 2011
St. Louis Blues Izzy Chait 2012
St. Louis Blues Hugh Laurie May 6, 2013