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by Paula Kelly with the Al Donahue orchestra
This week's #SundaySoother is the best version (excepting fidelity) of what would have been the 'original' version of this classic song.
There's a long history to this tune which you can google if you so wish, but for me the most interesting snippet is this 'The British rock band Deep Purple got their name from Pete De Rose's hit as it was the favourite song of guitarist Ritchie Blackmore's grandmother; she would also play the song on piano'
Apparently, 'It was Adelaide Hall who introduced the song to Britain and recorded it for Decca. Her version was released on 15 May 1939' & it's a shame I couldn't find a version of that, as that lady has a major personality & voice!
For most of us, it was made famous in the 60's by Nino Tempo and April Stevens https://youtu.be/vGDbXEk9USE
I've gone with Paula's version for three reasons, firstly I reckon it to be the best soothing version, next it's probably nearest to the original tune & finally, while it's possible that Richie's grandmother liked Bing Crosby's version, or even Nino & April's one, I'm betting it was a version more like Paula's.
Oh, & of course it allows me to continue my #Colours / #Colors theme. :)
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Posted: 13th August 2017
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