AMERICA

Latest update on 01/04/2016

Artist: Shark Girls
Author: Leonard Bernstein/Stephen Sondheim
Label: Columbia
Year: 1957

Featuring Chita Rivera, Reri Grist & Marilyn Cooper; in Broadway musical West Side Story, subsequently on the Original Cast Album.

Covers:

1961:

Betty Wand & George Chakiris & Shark Girls [on the movie soundtrack with severe lyrical changes, Betty Wand ad-libbing for Rita Moreno]

1963:

Rory Storm & The Hurricanes [without Ringo]

1963:

Trini Lopez [B-side of his world hit If I Had A Hammer]

1963:

Danyel Gerard [French version]

1966:

Herb Alpert [as A-Me-Ri-Ca]

1968:

Nice [incorporating elements of Dvorak's New World Symphony and Bach's French Suite]

1984:

Kiri Te Kanawa & Jose Carreras [in new studio cast West Side Story]

1987:

Shark Girls [from the West Side Story remake cast, with Leonard Bernstein conducting]

1994:

Hans Versnel [as Wij Gaan Naar Amerika]

1994:

Apollo 440 [as Astral America, sampling Nice version, hit UK]

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