POOR BUTTERFLY

Latest update on 28/08/2010

Artist: Victor Military Band
Author: Raymond Hubbell/John Golden
Label: Victor
Year: 1917

Introduced by Sophie Bernard in Broadway show The Big Show (1916). Inspired by Puccini's opera Madame Butterfly; there's a quote from a duet in Act 2 (Tutti I Fior). N°1 US.

Covers:

1917:

Edna Brown [alias Elsie Baker, also for Victor]

1917:

Prince's Orch. [for Columbia; n°3 US]

1917:

Fritz Kreisler [hit US]

1928:

Paul Whiteman

1944:

Benny Goodman

1950:

Erroll Garner

1954:

Hilltoppers [top 20 US]

1957:

Sarah Vaughan

1958:

Ahmad Jamal

1958:

Gene Krupa

1967:

Frank Sinatra [with the Duke Ellington Orch.]

1967:

Julie Andrews [in film Thoroughly Modern Millie]

1985:

Susannah McCorkle

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