Here’s the theme song for all affectionate types (which I hope is a large audience) — this on-air version from January 1935:
And later in 1935, one of my favorite recordings ever:
It was issued under the name of pianist Garnet Clark, but it’s more often presented these days as a Django Reinhardt recording. The stars are Clark, trumpeter Bill Coleman (catch his wonderful Louis-homages at the end, two, gloriously), clarinetist George Johnson, string bassist June Cole. Poor Garnet Clark had a short life and a shorter recording history, dying young and in a psychiatric institution. But how he could play!
Extra credit to those who know who Pinky Tomlin is.
I hope that the air today is full of people humming and singing this song.
May your happiness increase!