(THERE'LL BE BLUEBIRDS OVER) THE WHITE CLIFFS OF DOVER

Latest update on 13/01/2012

Artist: Bunny Berigan Orch.
Author: Walter Kent/Nat Burton
Label: Elite/Philharmonic
Year: 1941

Vocal: Lynne Richards. Walter Kent also wrote I'll Be Home For Christmas (see there). No bluebird ever flew over Dover. It's a North American bird, not even mentioned in The Oxford Dictionary Of British Birds, let alone in The Expurgated Version.

Covers:

1941:

Tommy Tucker [for OKeh]

1941:

Kate Smith [introduced the song in her radio show]

1941:

Kay Kyser [n°1 US]

1941:

Sammy Kaye

1941:

Glenn Miller

1941:

Jimmy Dorsey

1941:

Lew Stone

1942:

Ambrose

1942:

Geraldo

1942:

New Mayfair Dance Orch.

1942:

Vera Lynn [with Mantovani's orchestra for Decca]

1953:

Five Keys

1953:

Checkers

1953:

Blue Jays

1954:

Lee Andrews & The Hearts

1958:

Del Vikings

1959:

Johnny Rivers

1960:

Mystics [vocal: Jay Trayner pre Jay & The Americans]

1960:

Mr. Acker Bilk

1960:

Scott English

1961:

Robins

1963:

Jim Reeves

1963:

Bob B. Soxx & The Blue Jeans

1964:

Blue Beats [ska version as Blue Beats Over]

1966:

Righteous Brothers

1969:

Frida Boccara [as Les Falaises blanches de Douvres]

1995:

Robson & Jerome [n°1 UK; accordng to the Righteous Brothers arrangement]

2000:

Steeleye Span

Not to be confused with The White Cliffs Of Dover by The Casini Club Orch. (with Vera Lynn!) in '36, written by Leon/Towers.

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