RAMONA

Latest update on 07/09/2016

Artist: Paul Whiteman Orch.
Author: L. Wolfe Gilbert/Mabel Wayne
Label: Victor
Year: 1928

Vocal by Austin Young. In 1927 Hollywood released silent film Ramona starring Dolores Del Rio. That was the year of the first talkies, so to counter competition this song was composed for strict promotional reasons. Makes Ramona the first song inspired by a film.

Covers:

1928:

Lou Gold

1928:

Sam Lanin

1928:

Annette Hanshaw [with Frank Ferrera Trio]

1928:

Ruth Etting

1928:

Ben Selvin

1928:

Dolores Del Rio [the star in (silent) film Ramona]

1928:

Gene Austin [n°1 US]

1928:

Saint Granier [French version]

1928:

Jack Smith

1928:

Kees Pruis

1953:

Gaylords

1960:

Blue Diamonds [n°1 NL]

1961:

Tony Bennett

1964:

Bachelors

1965:

Al Martino

1968:

Billy Walker

1988:

Claw Boys Claw

1991:

Ramona's

1998:

Eugenia Leon

2002:

Patrick Bruel

By the time it was a hit, there was this rumour the melody was French (composed by Landeroin).

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