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Latest update on 28/10/2017

Artist: Juanita Hall
Author: Richard Rodgers/Oscar Hammerstein II
Label: Columbia
Year: 1949

Casted as Bloody Mary in Broadway musical South Pacific. Even before the Original Cast album was cut, she recorded it with Salvatore Dell' Isola's orchestra. Song written in less than twenty minutes. More hits from that musical: A Wonderful Guy (Margaret Whiting), Bali Ha'i and Some Enchanted Evening (both for Perry Como).

Covers:

1949:

Kitty Kallen

1949:

Ella Fitzgerald

1958:

Muriel Smith [overdubbing Juanita Hall in film musical South Pacific; n°1 on the UK album charts for 115 weeks]

1959:

Martin Denny

1961:

Doris Day

1963:

Debbie Reynolds

1967:

Harpers Bizarre

1982:

Captain Sensible [n°1 UK; challenging the shock value of Syd Vicious' My Way]

1987:

Bernice Reading

2017:

NRBQ [title track EP]

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