MY FAVORITE THINGS

Latest update on 12/12/2012

Artist: Pat Neway & Mary Martin
Author: Richard Rodgers/Oscar Hammerstein II
Year: 1959

In Broadway musical The Sound Of Music, based upon the true story of Maria von Trapp, first shown in a German movie. Became one of the longest running musicals of all times. It was Oscar Hammerstein's last on a total of 35. Mary Martin acted Maria Rainer's part, a nun taking care of the seven children von Trapp. Patricia Neway was the mother superior of the Nonnberg abbey.

Covers:

1960:

John Coltrane

1962:

Perry Como

1965:

Julie Andrews [in film The Sound Of Music]

1965:

Woody Herman

1965:

Dave Brubeck

1965:

We Five

1965:

Supremes

1965:

Andy Williams

1965:

Kiri Te Kanawa

1967:

Dionne Warwick

1968:

Sergio Mendes

1968:

Tony Bennett

1969:

Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass

1969:

Johnny Mathis

1971:

Alice Cooper [theme and part of the melody somewhere in Halo Of Flies]

1981:

Barbra Streisand

1981:

Kenny Rogers

1985:

Carpenters

1999:

Me First & the Gimme Gimmes

2000:

Björk [in film Dancer In The Dark]

2003:

Junior Jazz

2003:

Big Brovas [n°1 UK as Favorite Things]

2005:

Brian Setzer

2007:

Turtle Island String Quartet

2008:

Diane Schuur

2011:

Carole King

2012:

Jan Rot [as Mijn Lievelingslijst]

Coltrane also cut Chim Chim Cheree from film Mary Poppins (again with Julie Andrews). But he started doing My Favorite Things years before the film version of The Sound Of Music and he kept on doing and reshaping it as long as he lived.

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