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Latest update on 29/01/2019

Artist: Victor Young Orch.
Author: Hoagy Carmichael/Paul Francis Webster
Label: Decca
Year: 1942

Vocal by Frances Langford. However, not released before '45. Probably, this was caused through second World War restrictions. Later on, the song changed its destiny: it was intended to be sung by Lauren Bacall in the movie To Have And Have Not ('44), but director Howard Hawks outvoted her performance eventually.

Covers:

1944:

Hoagy Carmichael [on V-Disc for film To Have And Have Not]

1944:

Gloria Jean [in film The Ghost Catchers]

1953:

Four Freshmen

1956:

Bob Dorough

1958:

Carmen McRae

1962:

Sheila Jordan

1964:

Judy Henske

1969:

Cryan' Shames

1981:

George Harrison [Hong Kong Blues is a second Carmichael song on that same Somewhere In England lp]

2003:

John Mellencamp

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