Has Anybody Seen My Gal

Album: The California Ramblers (1925)

Songfacts®:

  • In 1925, a band from Ohio recorded this song for the first time. They called themselves The California Ramblers because they thought people wouldn't buy a Jazz band from the Midwest. Members were Red Nichols and the Dorsey brothers, who all went on to front big bands in the '30s and '40s. >>
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    Terry - Willmar, MN

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  • Fred Gray from VirginiaFrom Wikipedia: Accounts of who originally composed "Has Anybody Seen My Girl?" vary, particularly since the song, especially its lyrics, was often modified. Some sources state that Percy Wenrich wrote the music and Jack Mahoney the lyrics, in 1914. Credit for the most popular version of the song, though, is given to Ray Henderson for the music, and Sam M. Lewis and Joseph Widow Young for the lyrics. It was this version that was recorded by The California Ramblers in 1925.
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