AVANT DE MOURIR

Latest update on 21/03/2017

Artist: Georges Boulanger
Author: Georges Boulanger
Label: Vox
Year: 1924

Romanian violinist, composer and bandleader. Real name: Ghita Bulencea. He was a pupil of the same music teacher in Dresden who formed Jacha Heifetz (see: Hora Staccato). Recorded in Berlin. Reissued on Frémeaux comp Tziganes - Paris Berlin Budapest 1910-1935.

Covers:

1939:

Ambrose [as My Prayer; vocal: Denny Dennis]

1939:

Joe Loss [idem; vocal by Chick Henderson]

1939:

Vera Lynn [idem]

1939:

Al Donahue [idem; first American version]

1939:

Glenn Miller [vocal: Ray Eberle]

1939:

Ink Spots

1939:

Billy Cotton

1940:

Golden Gate Quartet

1956:

Platters [n°1 US]

1956:

Four Aces

1957:

Grethe & Jørgen Ingmann

1958:

Didier Lapeyrère [as Ma prière]

1959:

Patti Page

1960:

Bobby Vee

1960:

Ernie Fields

1961:

Chet Atkins

1962:

Anita Bryant

1962:

Timi Yuro

1962:

Ralf Bendix [as Warum mussen Jahre vergeh'n]

1963:

Brenda Lee

1963:

Roy Orbison

1963:

Ruby & The Romantics

1965:

Four Seasons

1965:

Righteous Brothers

1965:

Impressions

1965:

P.J. Proby

1965:

Zafiros [as Mi Oracion]

1966:

Tom Jones

1969:

Jay & The Americans

1970:

Gerry Monroe [top 10 UK]

1970:

Gene Pitney

1972:

Engelbert Humperdinck

1973:

Vogues

1973:

Solomon Burke

1976:

Narvel Felts [hit C&W]

1977:

Esther Phillips

1980:

Ray, Goodman & Brown [all as My Prayer]

1986:

Adriano Celentano [as Vivro Per Lei]

2004:

Harry Connick Jr.

English translation by Jimmy Kennedy, an Irishman in London, who's Harbour Lights and Red Sails In The Sunset were also covered by The Platters.

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