RED SAILS IN THE SUNSET

Latest update on 03/05/2016

Artist: Lew Stone & His Band
Author: Hugh Williams/Jimmy Kennedy
Label: Regal Zonophone
Year: 1935

Vocal: Joe Ferrie. Hugh Williams is an alias for Wilhelm Grosz, who wrote Isle Of Capri with Kennedy earlier on (another Lew Stone-original). Both songs were interpolated into the Broadway musical Provincetown Follies later that year, sung there by Phyllis Austin. Irish Jimmy Kennedy wrote Red Sails in Portstewart, where a fishing boat monument was erected to mark the occasion. Local fishing boat Kitty Of Coleraine, mentioned in the song, was restored and is on display.

Covers:

1935:

Al Bowlly

1935:

Lou Praeger

1935:

Joe Loss [vocal by Vera Lynn]

1935:

Ambrose

1935:

Little Ramblers [oldest American version]

1935:

Bing Crosby

1935:

Guy Lombardo

1935:

Gracie Fields

1935:

Mantovani

1936:

Louis Armstrong

1940:

Riley Puckett

1945:

Erroll Garner

1946:

Albert Ammons

1951:

Nat King Cole

1951:

Big Joe Turner

1952:

Five Keys

1957:

Tab Hunter

1959:

Ray Sharpe

1960:

Emile Ford & The Checkmates

1960:

Cleftones

1960:

Blue Diamonds

1962:

Dinah Washington

1962:

Platters

1962:

Beatles [Live at the Star Club, Hamburg]

1963:

Fats Domino

1966:

Dean Martin

1971:

Jimmy McGriff

1976:

Johnny Lee

1979:

Crazy Cavan & The Rhythm Rockers

1979:

Bobby Bland

1981:

Les McCann

1983:

Roomful Of Blues & Big Joe Turner

2006:

Bob Dylan [melody of Beyond The Horizon]

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