CRUISING DOWN THE RIVER

Latest update on 15/01/2010

Artist: Lou Praeger Orch.
Author: Eily Beadell/Nell Tollerton
Label: Regal-Zonophone
Year: 1946

Vocal by Paul Rich. First British composition to lead the Hit Parade. Landing the two middle aged ladies who wrote it a fee of 1,000£, granted by the BBC. Write A Tune For A Thousand Pounds was the name of the game and an unprecedented amount of money. The song was later used in BBC tv-series The Singing Detective.

Covers:

1949:

Blue Barron

1949:

Russ Morgan [with Sunflower on the B-side (see there)]

1949:

Vera Lynn

1992:

Ed Kooyman & Herman Van Haeren [as Wandelen Met Mijn Schatje]

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