I LEFT MY HEART IN SAN FRANCISCO

Latest update on 23/12/2009

Artist: Tony Bennett
Author: Douglas Cross/George Cory
Label: Columbia
Year: 1962

Written for opera and musical diva Claramae Turner in '54. She was a personal friend of the author. She sang it on stage, mostly during the encores, but never recorded it.

Covers:

1962:

Frank Sinatra [shelved when it became obvious his version could never outdo Tony Bennett's]

1962:

Laurindo Almeida

1963:

Charlie Byrd

1963:

Perry Como

1963:

Brenda Lee

1963:

Count Basie

1963:

Hank Crawford

1963:

Sarah Vaughan

1963:

Dinah Washington

1963:

Carmen McRae

1963:

Jan & Dean

1965:

Louis Armstrong

1965:

Fats Domino

1966:

King Curtis

1966:

Four Tops

1967:

Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band

1969:

Bobby Womack

1969:

Roger Williams

1972:

Louis Prima

1976:

Red Steagall

1978:

Red Garland

1988:

Frank Zappa

1990:

Stephane Grappelli

1990:

Tom Waits

1992:

Laurence Welk

2004:

Westlife

If you start playing the song while crossing the Golden Gate Bridge at the maximum speed, it ends while reaching the other side. It's the official song of the city.

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