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"'Don't Burn the Candle at Both Ends'" is a song written by Benny Carter, Irving Gordon, and Louis Jordan. It was performed by Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five, recorded in December 1947 and released on the Decca label (catalog no. 24483-A). The "B" side of the record was "We Can't Agree".
The song peaked at No. 4 on 'Billboard's race record chart. It was ranked No. 21 on the magazine's list of the top-selling race records of 1948.
* Billboard Top Race Records of 1948
Category:Louis Jordan songs
Category:Songs written by Louis Jordan
Category:Songs written by Irving Gordon
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