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Billie Holiday, probably at Pep's Musical Bar, 25-30 April 1955 (2)1890-1969 selected standards and hits pages
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Songwriters to 1954
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(above) header tab 5 generation browse demonstration: Page Index > Songbook site index > Songwriter > Songwriters to 1954 > Berlin, Irving > Berlin pages (11) — correction: The page Irving Berlin: selected songs of 1909 and 1910 is now included in the Berlin drop down index.

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And then we’ll move on, but we will remember long after Saturday’s gone

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Hi. Today I published a page on the song “Come Saturday Morning,” with music by Fred Karlin and words by Dory Previn. The song was first recorded by Liza Minnelli in 1968, and a recording by The Sandpipers was the theme song of the 1969 film The Sterile Cuckoo, released as Pookie in the UK and much of Western Europe, starring Ms. Minnelli. A separate recording by The Sandpipers became a top twenty hit in 1970.

Here’s are links to my latest page, which includes the complete film and 30+ selected recordings of “Come Saturday Morning”:

Recordings included in the page:

page 1 of 3 — recordings, 1969-1970 + the film

  • Liza Minnelli – from her album Come Saturday Morning, A&M Records SP 4164 (and SP4164), released on 26 January 1969; album recorded in August and November 1968

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  • The Sandpipers — Liza Minnelli’s recording was not used in the The Sterile Cuckoo. Instead, multiple different recordings of the song by The Sandpipers are featured in the soundtrack, one or the other being played during the title sequence and periodically throughout the film, usually following a dramatic peak. Monush, p. 347, indicates that the opening sequence was shot in Ontario, California.

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  • The Sandpipers — A different recording of the song, for A&M Records, became a hit single. The single was issued in October 1969 on A&M 1134, b/w “Pretty Flamingo,” and the recording also became the title song of the Sandpipers album A&M SP4262, SP-4262, released in August 1970.
  • Peter Nero — issued on 13 January 1970 on the single Columbia 4-45077, c/w “Maybe Tomorrow”; also included in the 1970 album I’ll Never Fall in Love Again — Peter Nero Plays the Great Love Songs of Today, Columbia CS 1009
  • Mark Lindsay — from his 1970 LP Silverbird, Columbia CA 30111
  • Tony Bennett — from his 1970 album Tony Bennett’s Something, (US) Columbia C 30280, (UK) CBS S 64217
  • Wayne Newton — from the 1970 LP The Long and Winding Road, Capitol Records ST-474
  • Bobbi Martin — from her 1970 album With Love, United Artists Records UAS 6755; featuring an arrangement by Lee Holdridge
  • Chet Baker — recorded, with orchestra arranged and conducted by Jerry Styner, at Sunwest Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA, on 6 July 1970; released on the 1970 album Blood, Chet and Tears, Verve Records V6-8798
  • Roger Williams — from the 1970 LP Themes From Great Movies, Kapp Records ‎KS-3629
  • Ray Conniff and The Singers — from their 1970 album Love Story, Columbia C 30498
  • Mystic Moods Orchestra — from the 1970 LP Stormy Weekend Philips,  PHS 600-342
  • Les Troubadours — (French-lyric version “N’attends pas l’automne,” words by Boris Bergman) released in 1970 on the single (France) RCA Victor 49.077, b/w “Ceux qui n’ont pas encore 20 ans”

page 2 of 3 — recordings, 1971-2014

  • Percy Faith — from the 1971 album A Summer Place, (US) Harmony KH 30607
  • The Impossibles (Thai band) — from a 1971 rehearsal
  • Silver Creek Junior Chorus — from the 1971 LP Silver Creek Sings 1971
  • Scott Walker — from his 1972 album The Moviegoer, (UK) Philips 6308 127 (vinyl), 7108 076 (cassette)
  • Mary Ann Santi — from her 1973 LP A Time to Keep, Presque Isle Records HRS-42473

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  • Woody Herman — from the 1974 LP Thundering Herd, (US) Fantasy F-9452; album recorded 2-4 January 1974 Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA; track arranged by Alan Broadbent
  • Apolinario Hiking Society — Come Saturday Morning/Without Her (Nilsson) medley, from the 1974 LP In Concert #$%*!?, (Philippines) Sunshine TSP-5194
  • Kalesa — recorded in 1978; members of the group were George Washington University students
  • Kimbo Children’s Music — piano solo; from the 2004 album Yoga For Kids, on the Kimbo Educational label
  • Rumer — from her 2010 CD single Aretha, (UK) Atlantic ATUK096CD, Warner Music UK Ltd. 5052498330928; also included on the 2015 CD compilation album B Sides & Rarities, Atlantic 825646139750
  • calikokat100 — published on YouTube, 3 September 2010
  • Paul Sonnenberg — solo, guitar and voice; recorded c. October 2011
  • mumd2003 — solo, guitar and voice; published on YouTube, 29 September 2012
  • edex7 — Come Saturday Morning/Without Her (Nilsson) medley; published on YouTube, 5 April 2013 — Sounds like it’s based on the Apo Hiking Society arrangement.
  • Puii (vocal) with music by Percy Faith (1971) — published on YouTube, 9 August 2013; slide show of photographs of Waujeongsa Temple, Yongin, South Korea
  • Phillip Sear — piano solo arrangement published in 1970; video published on YouTube, 27 October 2014

page 3 of 3 — recordings, 2015-2018 + selected links

  • Laura Garinger — ukulele and voice; published on YouTube, 3 July 2015
  • โชควสุพล คล้ายขำ (Google translation: Chok Vasupon Khokkum) — piano solo; published on YouTube, 7 November 2015
  • Agis Shaw — vocal, guitar, and recorder; published on YouTube, 3 November 2018

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Published yesterday:

Got the warm all overs a-smoothin’ my worried brow

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Published a new page today, on the song “I Never Has Seen Snow,” which was written, with music by Harold Arlen and words by Truman Capote and Harold Arlen, for the 1954 Broadway musical House of Flowers. Here’s a link to the page:

I Never Has Seen Snow

Recordings included in the page:

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  • Diahann Carroll — from the original Broadway cast recording LP House of Flowers, Columbia Masterworks ‎ML 4969, OL 4969, released in 1955
  • Percy Faith — from the 1956 album Plays Music From The Broadway Production House Of Flowers, Columbia CL-640
  • Beverly Kenney — from the 1957 album Sings with Jimmy Jones and “The Basie-Ites”, (US) Roost RLP 2218, (UK) Vogue VA 160141
  • Quincy Jones — from the 1959 LP The Great Wide World of Quincy Jones, Mercury SR 60221 (Stereo), Mercury MG 20561, MG-20561 (Mono)
  • Eileen Farrell with Percy Faith and his Orchestra — from the 1962 album This Fling Called Love, Columbia CS 8539
  • Liza Minnelli — from her 1965 LP It Amazes Me, Capitol Records ST 2271, ST-2271; with orchestra arranged and conducted by Peter Matz
  • Audra McDonald — from her 2000 CD album How Glory Goes, (US) Nonesuch 79580-2, (Germany) Nonesuch WE810
  • Audra McDonald — live performance, date unknown
  • Audrey Lavine — from her 2002 album At Home With Arlen, Ostinato 2266
  • Vanessa Williams — from the 18 July 2004 episode of Evening at Pops, with Keith Lockhart conducting; featuring Martha Babcock on cello
  • Shelly Watson with Karen Schwartz on piano — Christmas show at Don’t Tell Mama, NYC, 22 December 2007
  • Alison Alampi — performs at Marymount Manhattan College, 16 May 2011
  • Beth Lanza — in the cabaret show “Nobody’s Side: Broadway’s Cult Classics” at Davenport’s Piano Bar, Chicago, 28 July 2011
  • Amasia Gordon — published on YouTube, 31 May 2014
  • Alia Hodge — Bill Casey Senior Rep Studio Recital, 16 December 2014 at The Boston Conservatory
  • Kyra Selman — Rogue Songs Benefit concert at Prospect Theatre, 15 September 2016
  • Angel Harrison — at the West End Lounge in NYC; published on YouTube, 3 May 2017
  • Olivia London — at the West End Lounge in NYC; published on YouTube, 12 September 2018

I’ve been for a walk on a winter’s day

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So I published a page today on the song “California Dreamin’,” written by John Phillips and Michelle Phillips in 1963 and recorded by The Mamas and the Papas in November 1965. Here’s a link to the page:

California Dreamin’

 

Selected recordings included in the page:

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  • The Mamas and the Papas – live at the Monterey Pop Festival, Sunday, 18 June 1967
  • The Brass Ring, featuring Phil Bodner — issued in September 1966 on the single Dunhill D-4047, b/w “Samba De Orfeo (Black Orpheus)” — This seems to have been the same track featured on the Brass Ring albums Lara’s Theme (1966) and The Dis-Advantages of You (1967), each released on Dunhill Records.
  • Bud Shank — first track on the 1966 album California Dreamin’, (US) World Pacific WPS-21845, WS-21845, and also issued in 1966 on the single World Pacific 77824 — 45cat.com suggests that the single World Pacific 77824 (also WP-77824) was issued in May 1966. However, this may be incorrect because according to JazzDisco.org, the session that produced World Pacific 77824 occurred in August 1966.
  • Hugh Masekela – initial track on the 1966 LP Hugh Masekela’s Next Album, MGM Records E-4415 (Mono), SE-4415 (Stereo)
  • Bobby Womack — from Womack’s debut studio album, Fly Me to the Moon, Minit LP-24014, released in 1968; also issued in November 1968 on the single Minit 32055, b/w “Baby, You Oughta Think It Over”
  • José Feliciano

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  • Igginbottom — from their 1969 album ‘Igginbottom’s Wrench, (UK) Deram DML 1051 (Mono), SML 1051 (Stereo)
  • Winston Francis — originally released in 1970 on the album California Dreaming, (Jamaica, UK) Bamboo BDLPS 216; also issued on the 1970 single (Jamaica) Bamboo BAM 48, b/w “Soul Stew” (B-side by Jackie Mittoo & Sound Dimention)
  • Rosa Maria (Rosa Marya Colin) — originally released in 1988 on the single (Brazil) Estúdio Eldorado ‎ MIX 136.88.0542, b/w “Summertime II (B-side by Rosa Maria and Tony Osanah); also included on the 1989 album Rosa Maria, (Brazil) Philips 838 003-1
  • John Phillips — from the 2001 album Phillips 66, Eagle Records WK18854
  • Jim Young — instrumental, published 19 June 2013
  • Monophonics — from their 2018 album Mirrors, Transistor Sound TSR006 (CD), TSR-006 (12-inch disc)

Recently published pages

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December 2018

29 Dec — Irving Berlin: selected “I’m” songs — I’ve made a companion for the page Bert Ambrose and his Orchestra: 19 “I’m” songs, recorded 1928-1940, published in 2011. However, none of the nineteen “I’m” songs in the Ambrose page were written by Berlin.

January 2019

2 Jan — I Want to Be In Dixie (1912): selected sheet music covers

2 Jan — When That Midnight Choo Choo Leaves for Alabam’ (1912): selected sheet music covers

3 Jan — I’m Getting Tired So I Can Sleep (Irving Berlin)

4 Jan — Irving Berlin: sheet music galleries — index for new and previously published Irving Berlin galleries

5 Jan — Porgy (McHugh, Fields) – © 1928

See also the 8 January post Porgy (Fields & McHugh), 1928 – lyric, which features a transcription of the 1930 Ethel Waters recording.

10 Jan — I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm (Irving Berlin) — replaces a previously published post

10 Jan — Van Heusen, Jimmy: selected standards with music by — index to previously published pages

10 Jan — Fox Chase & Lost John – selected recordings, 1923-1972

11 Jan — Hit the Road Jack

14 Jan — Walt Disney: selected songs from animated Disney films, 1937-1942 — index to new and previously published pages

14 Jan — Bambi (1942): selected songs

Let’s Sing a Gay Little Spring Song

Little April Shower

19 Jan – Swanee – selected early recordings, 1919-1920

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Recently repaired, expanded, or otherwise revised pages (last few weeks):

Songbook top ten lists, first ten years

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The numbers at right represent collective page views.

Top ten pages, 17 March 2009 to 16 January 2019 (11AM PST):

1940-1949: selected standards and hits More stats 41,910
Duke Ellington: selected songs, 1927-1953 More stats 37,161
1890-1899 selected hits and standards More stats 35,067
Route 66 More stats 25,023
1900-1909 selected standards and hits More stats 23,781
Autumn Leaves (Les feuilles mortes) More stats 16,836
Bei Mir Bistu Shein / Bei Mir Bist Du Schön (Schoen): selected early recordings, part 1 (1937) More stats 14,819
1910-1919 selected standards, hits and special features More stats 13,628
Bing Crosby: selected recordings, 1927-1934 More stats 13,191
Selected popular dances of the Jazz Age More stats 12,685

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Top ten pages featuring a single song, March 2009-January 2019:

Route 66 More stats 25,023
Autumn Leaves (Les feuilles mortes) More stats 16,836
Bei Mir Bistu Shein / Bei Mir Bist Du Schön (Schoen): selected early recordings, part 1 (1937) More stats 14,819
Midnight, the Stars and You – 1934 More stats 10,012
Corcovado More stats 9,616
My One and Only Love More stats 9,568
Why Don’t You Do Right? More stats 9,344
Non Dimenticar (T´ho voluto bene) More stats 8,925
Hot Feet (Wendell Hall) – 1927, with lyric More stats 8,069
Tornerai / J’Attendrai / Komm zurück / Věřím vám / I’ll Be Yours
More stats
7,334

The biggest surprise in the second list would have to be the 1927 song “Hot Feet,” which until Disney resurrected it in an episode of Girl Meets World a few years ago had been lost in the mists of time. According to evidence that I present in the page, the song was recorded by its author, Wendell Hall, at least four times (1927-1928), though I’ve only heard one of the four, and this is the one featured in a video included in the page.* The only other recordings of “Hot Feet” that I’m aware of are a 1927 piano roll and a 1927 cover by Paul Specht and his Orchestra. I suspect that the Disney connection is a large factor in the sustained popularity of this page.

That “Midnight, the Stars and You” appears so high on the list is also rather odd. I’ve found no evidence that the 1934 Ray Noble-Al Bowlly recording was a hit, or that the song was ever popular in the 1930s or for decades after it was written and first recorded. There were two contemporaneous covers that I know of, and then there’s not a trace of interest in the song until its inclusion in the soundtrack of the 1980 horror film The Shining. I’d guess that many visits to my page on the song might have more to do with curiosity about the anachronistic use of the song in that film, or general curiosity regarding Kubrick and the film, than interest in the song itself.

While that soundtrack appearance has evidently resulted in few commercial studio recordings — SecondHandSongs, lists only four studio covers, none released before 2009 — the numerous recent live covers (found on YouTube, for example) by bands and solo artists suggest sustained and possibly growing interest in the song over the past several years.

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The top ten pages on a Latin standard, March 2009-January 2019:

  1. Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars)
    More stats 9,616
  2. Perfidia
    More stats 7,130
  3. Manhã de Carnaval
  4. El Manisero (The Peanut Vendor)
  5. Chega de saudade
  6. Águas de março (Waters of March)
  7. Malagueña salerosa (La Malagueña)
  8. Bésame Mucho
  9. Te quiero dijiste / Magic is the Moonlight
  10. Para Vigo me voy (Say Si Si)
    More stats 3,035

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Last 365 days

Top ten pages featuring a single song, last 365 days:

Crawdad Song — lyric (Woody Guthrie version) More stats 1,350
Midnight, the Stars and You – 1934 More stats 1,331
Hot Feet (Wendell Hall) – 1927, with lyric More stats 892
White Christmas More stats 862
Non Dimenticar (T´ho voluto bene) More stats 822
Águas de Março (Waters of March) More stats 775
How Deep is the Ocean? (How High is the Sky?) More stats 728
Te quiero dijiste / Magic is the Moonlight More stats 615
The Cat Came Back More stats 589
It’s Time to Say Goodnight — 1934 More stats 573
Sayonara More stats 564

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* However, I’ve been unable to confidently identify which of the four recordings by Hall is represented in the video included in the page.

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