BROTHER CAN YOU SPARE A DIME

Latest update on 28/09/2018

Artist: Rex Weber
Author: Yip Harburg/Jay Gorney
Year: 1932

Depression classic introduced on Broadway in revue Americana. The "Once I built a railroad"-theme slightly reminds the leitmotiv in Johann Sebastian Bach's Vivace from his Concerto for Two Violins in D minor (BWV 1043), apart from the rococo.

Covers:

1932:

Bing Crosby [n°1 US]

1932:

Rudy Vallee

1964:

Judy Roderick

1967:

St. Valentine's Day Massacre [The Artwoods under a new moniker]

1968:

Mel Tormé

1968:

Connie Francis

1975:

Judy Collins

1989:

Wim De Craene [as Gisteren]

1993:

Odetta & Dr. John [for the National Coalition for the Homeless in the United States]

1999:

George Michael

2003:

Brendan Croker [on Hubert's Hootenanny]

2007:

Andy Bey

2011:

Martin Simpson

2018:

Teddy Thompson [Richard & Linda's son]

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