AMAPOLA

Latest update on 27/06/2013

Artist: Miguel Fleta
Author: José Lacalle
Label: Compañias del Gramófono (Victor)
Year: 1925

Spanish tenor with Nat Shilkret's Orchestra in NY. Means: Poppy. Author Lacalle was born in Cadiz, Spain in 1860, grew up in Havana and ended up in the US where he played the clarinet in John Philip Sousa's band in 1893. Written in 1924.

Covers:

1925:

Juan Pulido [for Columbia; produced by author Lacalle]

1925:

Gaston Flores Banda Vocalion

1926:

Tito Schipa [for Victor]

1931:

Brunswick Hour Orchestra [first recording as Pretty Little Poppy; English lyrics: Alfred Gamse]

1934:

Castillians [their first hit]

1935:

Lecuona Cuban Boys

1935:

Tino Rossi [first French Amapola]

1938:

Meistersextett [formerly The Comedian Harmonists]

1939:

Deanna Durbin [as My Pretty Little Poppy in film First Love]

1940:

[n°1 US; vocal: Helen O'Connell & Bob Eberly]

1940:

Jimmy Dorsey [vocal by Helen O'Connell & Bob Eberly; n°1 US]

1941:

Gene Autry

1941:

Joe Loss

1941:

Les Brown

1941:

Connee Boswell [with the Victor Young Orch.]

1941:

Xavier Cugat

1948:

Doris Day & Les Brown

1951:

Willy Alberti

1958:

Will Tura

1960:

Caterina Valente

1960:

Marty Wilde

1960:

Norman Luboff Choir

1960:

Francis Bay

1960:

Blue Diamonds

1960:

Jacky Noguez

1960:

Davy Jones

1961:

Cliffters [Danish band; first arrangement as guitar rock instrumental]

1962:

Sarita Montiel [Spanish actress]

1962:

Spotnicks [instrumental hit]

1965:

Roberto Carlos

1982:

Spotnicks [fourth recording as We Don't Want Amapola No More]

1984:

Ennio Morricone [in film Once Upon A Time In America]

1990:

Three Tenors

1996:

Helmut Lotti

2006:

Andrea Bocelli

2013:

Natalie Cole

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