IF I LOVED YOU

Latest update on 13/10/2012

Artist: John Raitt & Jan Clayton
Author: Richard Rodgers/Oscar Hammerstein II
Label: Decca
Year: 1945

As Billy Bigelow and Julie in musical Carousel, first staged in New York's Majestic Theatre. Carousel was Richard Rodgers' personal favorite score. John was the father of Bonnie Raitt. See also: You'll Never Walk Alone.

Covers:

1945:

Bing Crosby [first recording, even before the cast; for Decca]

1945:

Harry James Orch. [second recording, also prior to the cast recording; vocal: Buddy DeVito]

1945:

Frank Sinatra [idem; for Columbia]

1945:

Perry Como [n°3 US]

1952:

Mario Lanza

1954:

Roy Hamilton [follow-up of You'll Never Walk Alone]

1956:

Gordon McRae & Shirley Jones [in film version Carousel; at first Frank Sinatra was cast for the leading part]

1957:

Sarah Vaughan

1964:

Chad & Jeremy

1964:

Richard Anthony [also in French]

1965:

Willeke Alberti [as In M'n Dromen]

1984:

Lawrence Welk

1985:

Barbra Streisand

1994:

Julie Andrews

1997:

José Carreras

2012:

Jeff Lynne

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