MONA LISA

Latest update on 30/10/2017

Artist: Charlie Spivak
Author: Jay Livingston/Ray Evans
Label: London
Year: 1950

Vocal: Tommy Lynn. Introduced in Italian (as Prima Donna) in film Captain Carey USA along with a short instrumental version by a blind acordionist.

Covers:

1950:

Harry James [also before Nat King Cole]

1950:

Nat King Cole [n°1 US; millionseller]

1950:

Victor Young

1950:

Ralph Flanagan

1950:

Moon Mullican

1950:

Jimmy Wakely

1951:

Compagnons De La Chanson

1958:

Carl Mann [influential uptempo version recorded at Sun, released after Twitty's]

1959:

Conway Twitty [top 5 UK]

1961:

Johnny Burnette

1965:

Marvin Gaye [on Nat King Cole tribute lp]

1967:

James Brown

1971:

Blue Diamonds

1971:

Kraayeveld [with Arti Kraayeveld from The Bintangs; hit NL]

1977:

Bobby Prins

1979:

Tielman Brothers

1981:

Neville Brothers [dedicated to Bette Midler]

1981:

Willie Nelson

1988:

Shakin' Stevens

1991:

Natalie Cole

2003:

Me First & the Gimme Gimmes

2005:

Brian Setzer

2006:

Helmut Lotti [on The Crooners]

2009:

Harry Connick Jr.

2014:

Willie Nelson & Sister Bobbie

2017:

Gregory Porter

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