IT'S ONLY A PAPER MOON

Latest update on 26/01/2018

Artist: Paul Whiteman Orch.
Author: Harold Arlen/Yip Harburg/Billy Rose
Label: Victor
Year: 1933

Vocal: Peggy Healey. Already introduced late '32 by Claire Carleton in the flopped Broadway play The Great Magoo as If You Believed In Me, but she never recorded it.

Covers:

1933:

June Knight & Buddy Rogers

1933:

Cliff Edwards [in film Take A Chance]

1933:

Hal Kemp [for Brunswick; vocal: Skinny Ellis]

1933:

George Olsen [for Columbia; vocal: Joe Morrison]

1933:

Paul Whiteman

1934:

Billy Cotton

1934:

Harry Roy

1943:

King Cole Trio [version that really launched the song]

1945:

Ella Fitzgerald

1945:

Benny Goodman

1950:

Frank Sinatra

1951:

Miles Davis

1960:

Art Blakey

1962:

Toots Thielemans

1964:

Jim Reeves

1965:

Marvin Gaye

1975:

Barbra Streisand & James Caan [in film Funny Lady]

1978:

Dan Hicks

1988:

Harry Nilsson

1992:

James Taylor [in film A League Of Their Own]

1999:

James Darren

2006:

Toots Thielemans [with Laura Fygi]

2012:

Paul McCartney

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