LAURA

Latest update on 18/08/2020

Artist: Emil Newman
Author: David Raksin
Label: 20th Century Fox
Year: 1944

Instrumental title theme of Otto Preminger's film. Words were added when filmgoers started claiming for the theme to be worked out as a proper song. That's when they hired Johnny Mercer. Musical Director Emil Newman was the brother of Alfred Newman (who wrote Love Is A Many Splendored Thing) and Randy Newman's uncle.

Covers:

1945:

Woody Herman

1945:

Johnny Johnson [first vocal version, with Johnny Mercer lyrics]

1945:

Dick Haymes

1945:

Erroll Garner

1946:

Spike Jones

1946:

Jean Sablon

1947:

Frank Sinatra

1951:

Stan Kenton

1951:

Charlie Parker [With Strings]

1951:

Dave Brubeck

1952:

Billy Eckstine

1952:

Nat King Cole

1955:

Julie London

1956:

Duke Ellington

1956:

Sidney Bechet

1957:

Charles Mingus

1958:

Harpo Marx

1960:

George Shearing

1960:

Four Freshmen

1960:

Tony Bennett

1961:

Danielle Darrieux

1964:

Andy Williams

1965:

Ella Fitzgerald

1966:

Matt Monro

1970:

Bert Kaempfert

1977:

Chet Baker

1983:

Christophe [as Souvenir de Laura]

1992:

Eleonore Bernair

1994:

Joe Lovano

1996:

Elis & Branford Marsalis

1997:

Kevin Mahogany [in film Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil]

1997:

Carly Simon

2002:

Philippe Catherine

2007:

Jeff Healey

2010:

Wyatt-Atzmon-Stephen

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