A Sunday Kind of Love

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A Sunday Kind of Love (words and music: Barbara Belle, Anita Leonard, Stan Rhodes, and Louis Prima) – Published in 1946, the song is a popular jazz standard. It is familiar to doo-wop fans through popular and influential recordings by the The Harptones (1953), The Del Vikings (1957), Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons (1965) and interpretations by numerous other vocal groups.

Claude Thornhill & his Orchestra, vocal : Fran Warren – 1946

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Jo Stafford with orchestra conducted by Paul Weston — recorded 28 February 1947

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Ella Fitzgerald & the Andy Love Quintet with orchestra conducted by Bob Haggart — recorded  19 March 1947

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The Harptones, 1953

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Oscar Peterson - In a Romantic Mood (Clef), 1955,  accompanied by an orchestra arranged by Russ Garcia

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The Del Vikings - one of four songs on a 1957 Mercury EP, also a track on their LP They Sing…They Swing, 1957

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The Sentimentals — Mint Records single #802, b/w Wedding Bells,  issued in 1957

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The High Seas — B-side of the D-M-G Records single We Go Together (Fred Hilldebrand), catalog #4000, released in June 1960

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The Marcels – from their album Blue Moon, 1961

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Etta James from her 1961 album At Last!

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The Gothics – c.1961

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The Mystics – issued in August 1961 on Laurie label single #3014, b/w “Darling I Know Now” (Ralph Lizano)

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The Roommates (aka the Roomates) – Cameo C-233-A, issued in November 1962, b/w “A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening” (m. Jimmy McHugh, w. Harold Adamson)

The Roommates / Cathy Jean and the Roommates links:

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The Devotions — Roulette Records single 4556, b/w “Tears From a Broken Heart,” released in 1964

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Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons – 1965

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Dion & the Del Satins (?) – date unknown

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The Vibraharps — 1966?

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Beth Rowley – soundtrack of the film An Education (2009)

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