This month's song is often called in my neck of the woods, but with a twist or two, requiring a brief discussion before it's counted off: It's usually played in the somewhat unusual form of AABB and occasionally called as a waltz. It seems that the original composing credit goes back to Iosif Ivanovich (when it was called Waves Of The Danube), but as Anniversary Song, the credit goes to Al Jolson (lyrics) & Saul Chaplin (music), in 1946. Either way, it's an easy chart (I'll post the one my band uses later) and a lot of fun to solo over. I tend to call it at an up tempo, but not so fast that it loses its groove.
My favorite version of it from Django is from 1947, with him on the sweet archtop and the head played on clarinet. In my view, his tone is to die for--