DIANE (I'M IN HEAVEN WHEN I SEE YOU SMILE)

Latest update on 11/01/2016

Artist: James Melton
Author: Erno Rapee/Lew Pollack
Label: 20th Century Fox
Year: 1927

Theme of silent film 7th Heaven, where Diane was portrayed by Janet Gaynor. In the silent era, theatres provided live accompaniment on piano, organ or even full orchestra. Co-author Erno Rapee was musical director of several cinema houses, such as the Capitol and the Roxy in Manhattan.

Covers:

1927:

Deep River Orch. [vocal by Willard Robison]

1927:

Nat Shilkret [vocal by Franklyn Baur]

1927:

Sam Lanin

1928:

Nathan Glantz

1955:

Mantovani

1956:

Miles Davis

1957:

Jimmy Smith

1961:

Ray Charles

1963:

Joe Harnell

1964:

Tony Williams

1964:

Bachelors [Irish; n°1 UK]

1976:

Cheap Suit Serenaders [with Robert Crumb]

1987:

Paul Bley

The Irish Bachelors had more local success with old standards: Charmaine, I Believe, Ramona (see there) and Marie (see there).

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