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Longer than always is a long, long time


Tonight I published a page on the 1962 song “More (Theme from Mondo Cane),” including a clip featuring one of four segments of the film Mondo Cane (1962) that feature the theme, and selected recordings issued from 1962 to 1966. Click on the title link below to visit the page.

Songwriting credits:

  • music, originally titled “Ti guarderò nel cuore,” composed by Nino Oliviero and Riz Ortolani
  • lyric in Italian by Marcello Ciorciolini
  • lyric in English by Norman Newell

From the Wikipedia page:

Mondo Cane (1962) poster (2) sm“More (Theme from Mondo Cane)” is a film score song written by Riz Ortolani and Nino Oliviero for the 1962 film Mondo Cane (Dog’s World, or as the soundtrack album states, “a world gone to the dogs”). The movie’s music was released as Mondo Cane: Original Motion Picture Sound Track Album, music by Riz Ortolani and Nino Oliviero, on United Artists Records UAS 5105.

The movie Mondo Cane[p] is a documentary, and uses a variety of music to accompany various segments. Some melodies are used repeatedly, in different styles, each named for the part of the movie where the music is used. Of the 15 music tracks on the soundtrack album, one melody is presented 6 times, another melody 2 times. The melody which became known as “More” is presented 4 times, named “Life Savers Girls,” “The Last Flight/L’Ultimo Volo,” “Models In Blue/Modelle in Blu,” [and] “Repabhan Street/Repabhan Strasse,” in styles ranging from lush to march and 3/4 waltz.


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  • Riz Ortolani and Nino Oliviero — “Life Savers Girls” segment of the film Mondo Cane (1962)


Selected recordings featured in the new page include the following:

  • Riz Ortolani and Nino Oliviero — from the Mondo Cane original soundtrack album, released in 1962
  • Katyna Ranieri — recorded as “Ti guarderò nel cuore” — issued in May 1962 on (Italy) MGM Records K 2051, as the B-side of “Mondo cane (Je m’en fous)”
  • Kai Winding and Orchestra — issued on the single Verve Records ‎VK 10295, b/w “Comin’ Home Baby” [conflicting US single release dates reported: 27 May 1963, according to; July 1963, according to (although a German release, Verve 58 110, is dated April 1963 by 45cat)]
  • Vic Dana — issued in July 1963 on the single Dolton No. 81 (also Dolton 81), b/w “That’s Why I’m Sorry” — also the title track on the album Dolton BLP-2026 (Mono), Dolton BST-8026 (Stereo)
  • Martin Denny — from the 1963 album The Versatile Martin Denny, (US) Liberty LRP-3307 (Mono), Liberty LST-7307 (Stereo); also issued in 1963 on the single Liberty 55571, b/w “Little Boat”
  • Tony Renis — “Ti guarderò nel cuore” — issued in 1963 on the single (Italy) La Voce Del Padrone ‎7MQ 1846, b/w “Otto e mezzo”
  • Moacyr Franco — Portuguese lyric version “Doce amargura,” from the 1963 LP Moacyr Franco, Copacabana CLP 11345
  • Jerry Murad’s Harmonicats — from the 1963 album Try a Little Tenderness, Columbia CL 2090 (Mono), Columbia ‎CS 8890 (Stereo)
  • Doris Day — from the album Love Him, Columbia CL-2131 (Mono), Columbia CS-8931, released on 16 December 1963
  • Mantovani and his Orchestra — from the 1964 album The Incomparable Mantovani, (UK) Decca LK 4640 (also LK.4640)
  • Andy Williams — from the 1964 LP “Call Me Irresponsible” and Other Hit Songs from the Movies
  • Frank Sinatra accompanied by Count Basie and his Orchestra — recorded on 12 June 1964; released on the 1964 album It Might as Well Be Swing, featuring arrangements by Quincy Jones
  • Bobby Darin — from the 1964 album Hello Dolly to Goodbye Charlie, Capitol T 2194 (Mono), Capitol ST 2194 (Stereo)
  • Gary McFarland — recorded on 7 October 1964, at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ; released in February 1965 on the LP Soft Samba, Verve V-8603 (Mono), Verve V6-8603 (Stereo), released in February 1965
  • Irene Reid — recorded in NYC on 15 January 1965; released on the 1965 album Room for One More, Verve V-8621 (Mono), Verve V6-8621 (Stereo)
  • Duane Eddy — from his 1965 album Twangin’ the Golden Hits, RCA Victor LPM-2993 (Mono), RCA Victor ‎LSP-2993 (Stereo)
  • Dinah Shore — from her 1965 album Lower Basin Street Revisited, Reprise R 6150, and R-6150 (Mono) / Reprise RS 6150, and RS-6150 (Stereo)
  • The Contrasts — issued on the 1965 single Contrast Records 001, as the B-side of “Summertime”
  • Fausto Papetti — issued on the 1965 single (Italy) Durium ‎Ld A 7454, b/w “So In Love” (Cole Porter); also appeared as the first track on the album 6a Raccolta, (Italy) Durium ‎ms A 77110, released on 18 October 1965; later included 0n the 1972 “Best of” album 13a Raccolta
  • Brother Jack McDuff — recorded in NYC, February 1966; released on the 1968 album Soul Circle, Prestige PR 7567
  • Bobby Solo — “Ti guarderò nel cuore” — from the 1966 album La vie en rose, Ricordi ‎MRL 6051


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This time we almost made the pieces fit


Today I published a page on the Jimmy Webb song “Didn’t We,” which was copyrighted in 1967 and evidently first recorded in 1968, by Richard Harris. However, as I demonstrate in the page, responses made by Webb in various interviews indicate that he’d written a version of the song by the spring of 1964, and that it was performed in that year, his final year in high school, in a musical that he had written for the senior assembly. The song was later included in Dancing Girl, a musical he wrote during the two years he attended San Bernardino Valley College, c. 1964-1966. Click on the title link below to visit the page.

Recordings and live performances, mostly from 1968 to 1973, featured in the new page include:

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  • Richard Harris — from the album A Tramp Shining, (US) Dunhill DS 50032, released in April 1968; released in the UK in 1968 as RCA Victor ‎SF-7947; also issued in the US, in April 1968, as the B-side of “MacArthur Park” on the single Dunhill D-4134 (also Dunhill 45-4134, 45-D-4134)
  • Des O’Connor — from the 1968 album I Pretend, (UK) Columbia ‎ SCX 6295
  • Lorez Alexandria — title song from the 1968 album Pzazz Records LP-320
  • Frank Sinatra — recorded in Hollywood on 18 February 1969, with an orchestra conducted by Don Costa
  • Frank Sinatra — live; date unknown, possibly 1970
  • Tony Mottola — from his 1970 album Close to You, Project 3 Total Sound ‎PR 5050SD
  • Irene Reid — from the 1970 album The World Needs What I Need, Polydor ‎24-4040; a shorter version was issued in February 1971 on the single Polydor ‎PD 2-14057, b/w “Hi-De-Ho” (45cat, Discogs)
  • Dionne Warwick — from the 1970 album I’ll Never Fall in Love Again, Scepter Records SPS 581
  • Dorothy Squires — from the 1971 album At the London Palladium , (UK) Decca DBC 9/10, and (UK) President Records PTLS 1034/4— recorded live at the London Palladium on 6 December 1970
  • Barbra Streisand — from The David Frost Show, taped on 5 February 1971; however, the episode never aired, according to the 1970-79 timeline at the The Barbra Streisand Archives Library
  • Jimmy Webb — live at the BBC, possibly on the Old Grey Whistle Test TV program, 1971(?) — Photographs, evidently from this appearance, published at Getty Images and elsewhere are said to have taken during the taping of an episode of The Old Grey Whistle Test, and are dated 28 June 1971. However, I’ve been unable to confirm that date. Episode guides from the program, such as the one at, indicate that the first episode of season 1 aired on 21 September 1971.
  • Art Farmer — from the 1972 album Gentle Eyes, (US) Mainstream Records MRL 371 — recorded by Art Farmer with the ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corp.) Orchestra, in Vienna, Austria, in 1972
  • Stéphane Grappelli — originally released in 1973 on the Stéphane Grappelli album 1973, (US) Pye Records ‎PYE 12115
  • Jimmy Webb — from the 1996 album Ten Easy Pieces (Guardian Records)

Why do you think love will end…


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Tonight I published a page on the 1967 song “Never My Love.” Click on the title link below to visit the page.

From Wikipedia:

“Never My Love” is a pop standard written by American siblings Donald and Richard Addrisi and best known from a hit 1967 recording by The Association. The Addrisi Brothers had two Top 40 hits as recording artists, but their biggest success was as the songwriters of “Never My Love”. Recorded by dozens of notable artists in the decades since, in late 1999 the Publishing Rights Organization Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) announced it was the second most-played song on radio and television of the 20th century.[1]

Recordings, mostly early, included in the new page:


Early recordings omitted, for various reasons, from the page include those by the following artists:


  • Robert Knight


  • Johnny Mathis
  • Eivets Rednow (Stevie Wonder)
  • Danny Williams
  • Al Martino
  • The Four Freshmen
  • The Casuals
  • Trudy Pitts
  • George Shearing, with Quintet and Orchestra
  • Hans Christian Anderson (Jon Anderson)
  • Boris Gardiner
  • Terry Baxter and his Orchestra
  • The Sandpebbles


  • Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gormé
  • Des O’Connor
  • Tinkerbells Fairydust
  • Mercy
  • The Tidbits


  • The Ventures
  • Jimmy Webb


  • Bettye LaVette
  • The Sandpipers
  • Peter Nero


  • Grant Green
  • Bert Kaempfert and his Orchestra


  • Wilson Pickett
  • Blue Swede
  • Etta James
  • Smokey Robinson
  • Johnnie Taylor
  • Percy Faith, his Orchestra and Chorus


  • Brenda Lee

And the smell of flowers blooming fills the air


I published a page on 29 March featuring “Love (Can Make You Happy),” by Jack Sigler, Jr. The song was first recorded in 1969 by Mercy, a Florida pop group formed by the songwriter and consisting of himself and former members of his high school in Brandon, a town near Tampa, Florida. Click on the title link below to visit the page.


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hit single:


From Wikipedia:

The song was originally released on Sundi Records, but as the single climbed up the charts, the group’s lead singer, Sigler, faced being drafted. Sundi Records quickly released the album Love (Can Make You Happy) that included the song plus other cover songs that were not recorded by any of the original group. Sigler, who ended up not being drafted, signed the group to Warner Bros. Records where they recorded a sound-a-like version of the single and released the album, Love Can Make You Happy. Since Sigler never signed with Sundi, the record label was sued and the original album was banned from distribution.[3]

Recordings featured in the page include the following:

  • Mercy — The original recording was issued on the single Sundi SR-6811, b/w “Fire Ball,” in March 1969, and peaked at #2 on both the Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary charts. The recording was also the title track on the Sigler-less album credited to The Mercy, Sundi SRLP 803.


  • Mercy — from the 1969 Warner Bros. album Love Can Make You Happy, Warner Bros. – Seven Arts Records ‎WS-1799; also issued on the single Warner Bros. / Seven Arts 7291, b/w “Never My Love”
  • The California Poppy Pickers — from the 1969 LP Today’s Chart Busters, Alshire Records ‎ S-5163
  • Ray Conniff and the Singers — from the 1969 album Jean, Columbia ‎ CS 9920
  • Lafayette e seu Conjunto — from the 1969 album A Presenta Os Successos, Vol. 7
  • Percy Faith: His Orchestra & Chorus — from the 1969 album Love Theme From “Romeo and Juliet”
  • Boris Gardiner — recording date unknown — A single released in Jamaica in 1969 is evidently longer by about 20 seconds than the recording we have a copy of. The 1970 Boris Gardiner album It’s So Nice to Be With You, released in the US on the K&K, Wildflower, and Steady Records labels, contains a recording of “Love Can Make You Happy.”
  • Lloyd Charmers with Byron Lee & the Dragonaires — originally released in Jamaica on the 1970 album Reggay Charm, Dynamic Sounds 3304; released in the UK in 1970 on the LP Reggae Charm, Trojan Records TTL 30
  • Sound Dimension PlusChristmas Time, Studio One (label) — date unknown
  • Voice of Soul (choir) — Portland Community College Spring 2010 Concert
  • Dave and the Imaginary Band — uploaded on 21 May 2011
  • Lovon and Kevin14 September 2011 rehearsal, NYC-Ripley Grier
  • calikokat104 — piano solo, published on 21 May 2012
  • Mercy — live in Ocala, Florida in May 2012 — band members include: Jack Sigler (bass, vocal), Butch Darby (lead guitar, vocal), Suzanne Sigler (keyboard, vocals)
  • Ameritz Karaoke Entertainment — released on 26 July 2012, according to the video provider
  • Nick Ingman and his Orchestra — date unknown; published on YouTube on 3 March 2014
  • The Daffodils — from the compilation Hits After Hits, Vol. 8, release date unknown; published on YouTube on 6 November 2014
  • Eunike Keke — Published on 12 February 2016

Love was a star, a song unsung


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I published a page early this morning, featuring the song “Last Night When We Were Young,” with music by Harold Arlen and words by Yip Harburg. The song was first recorded by baritone Lawrence Tibbett, in 1935. The next recording that I’m aware of was that by Judy Garland, made on 16 November 1948, which was intended for the soundtrack of the 1949 film In the Good Old Summertime. The song and Judy Garland’s filmed performance of it were cut from the movie.

Recordings, and taped TV studio performances before live audiences, featured in the new page include:

  • Last Night When We Were Young-sheet music cover-1Lawrence Tibbett — recorded on 9 or 10 October 1935; issued on RCA Victor “Red Seal” 11877 (also on Victor CS 93770)
  • Judy Garland — recorded on 16 November 1948; cut from the 1949 film In the Good Old Summertime; released in 1951 on Judy Garland Sings, MGM E-82 (10″, 33 rpm, Mono), MGM 82 (10″, 78 rpm, Mono), M-G-M K82 (45pm, 4 record box set)
  • Frank Sinatra — recorded at KHJ Studios in Hollywood on 1 March 1954; arranged and conducted by Nelson Riddle — released in April 1955 on the album In the Wee Small Hours, Capitol Records W-581 (also Capitol W581)
  • Carmen McRae — recorded on 29 December 1955; released in May 1956 on the album Torchy!, Decca DL 8267
  • Judy Garland — recorded on 31 March 1956, with orchestra conducted by Nelson Riddle; released 10 October 1956 on the album Judy, Capitol Records
  • Judy Garland, accompanied by Joe Bushkin on piano — from the Judy Garland Musical Special for “General Electric Theatre,” telecast live from Hollywood on 8 April 1956
  • The Hi-Lo’s — probably originally from their 1956 album On Hand, ST-7008 (although Discogs suggests that the recording of the song on that album was about a minute longer than this recording)
  • Helen Grayco with orchestra conducted by Judd Conlon — from the 1956 album After Midnight, Vik LX-1066
  • Peggy Lee — from her 1956 (or 1957 ) album Dream Street, Decca DL 8411
  • Art Farmer with the Quincy Jones Orchestra — title song from the 1957 album ABC-Paramount ABC-200
  • Frank Sinatra — 1958 TV performance, likely for The Frank Sinatra Show
  • Janet Blair — probably from the Ed Sullivan Show, Season 11, Episode 7, or Season 12, Episode 7 — aired: 26 October 1958
  • Sarah Vaughan with Fred Norman’s Orchestra — recorded in New York in late 1959; issued on the album Close to You, Mercury ‎SR 60240 (Stereo), Mercury 20580 (Mono)
  • Cal Tjader Quartet, with strings — arranged by Clare Fischer; recorded on 2 June 1960; released on the 1961 album Plays Harold Arlen, Fantasy ‎3330, Fantasy F-2034
  • Cliff Jordan Quartet — recorded at Bell Sound Studios, NYC, on 10 August 1960; originally released on the 1961 album Spellbound, Riverside Records ‎RLP 340 (Mono)
  • Al Viola — from his 1960 LP Imagination, Liberty ‎LRP 3155 (Mono), Liberty LST 7155 (Stereo)
  • Bud Freeman — originally released on the 1962 album Something to Remember You By
  • Judy Garland — from The Judy Garland Show, Episode 22; taped: 14 February 1964, aired: 23 February 1964
  • Kenny Burrell with Gil Evans Orchestra — recorded on 4 December 1964; released on the 1965 Kenny Burrell album Guitar Forms, Verve Records ‎V6-8612
  • Frank Sinatra — recorded in Hollywood on 13 April 1965, arranged and conducted by Gordon Jenkins; released on the 1965 album September of My Years, Reprise Records FS 1014, Stereo (also 1014), and Reprise F 1014, Mono
  • Phil Woods Quintet — recorded at RCA Studios, NYC, 9 November 1977; released on the 1978 album Song For Sisyphus, (US) Gryphon Productions, Inc. ‎G-901, and (UK) RCA ‎ PL 25179
  • Tommy Flanagan — from the 1978 album Plays The Music Of Harold Arlen, (Japan) Interplay DIW 328CD
  • Dick Haymes — from the posthumous album Keep It Simple, released in 1983

It’s one of those days for taking a walk outside


I published a page today, featuring the song “Daydream,” written by John Sebastian and originally recorded in 1966 by The Lovin’ Spoonful. Click on the title link below to visit the page.

1966 Daydream-Lovin' Spoonful-Kama Sutra KA-208 jacket front-1a1966 Daydream-Lovin' Spoonful-Kama Sutra KA 208 (first issue, A-side)

Recordings and live performances included in the new page:

  • The Lovin’ Spoonful — demo recording, undated
  • The Lovin’ Spoonful — issued in February* 1966 on the single Kama Sutra KA 208, b/w “Night Owl Blues” — singles chart peaks: #2, US Billboard Hot 100; #2 UK — also included on the group’s second album Daydream, Kama Sutra KLPS-8051 (Stereo), Kama Sutra KLP 8051 (Mono), released in March 1966.
  • The Lovin’ Spoonful — from an unidentified TV show, probably Hullabaloo, Season 2, Episode 21, which aired on 7 February 1966
  • The Lovin’ Spoonful — live performance for the Ed Sullivan Show, Season 20**, Episode 28 — aired: 19 March 1967
  • John Sebastian — live, 21 July 1970 at Tanglewood, Lenox, MA
  • Bobby Darin — recorded 31 October 1966, and released on the 1966 album If I Were a Carpenter, Atlantic 8135 (Mono), Atlantic SD 8135 (Stereo)
  • Jane Morgan — from the 1966 album Fresh Flavor, EpicLN 24211 (Mono), Epic BN 26211 (Stereo)
  • The Sandpipers — originally released in December 1967 on the album Misty Roses, A&M Records ‎SP-4135
  • Anita Harris — from the 1969 LP Cuddly Toy, (UK) CBS ‎S 63927
  • Chet Atkins — from his 1988 album C.G.P., Columbia CK 44323
  • Unnamed trio (ukulele, voice, trumpet) — uploaded by Gitarrenrod on 30 January 2011
  • The High Ground Drifters Bluegrass Band — published on 16 July 2013
  • The Moon Loungers — published on 24 July 2013
  • Chuck and the Kings — trumpet, banjo, and bass trio — published on 2 September 2013

solo, guitar and voice:

  • Charles Moody — uploaded on 13 April 2009
  • Elodie Martelet — published on 23 February 2014

guitar solo:

  • Francois Sciortino — uploaded on 10 February 2012
  • Wolfgang Vrecun — guitar solo, with original arrangement — published on 7 April 2012

piano solo:

  • Luca Sestak — uploaded on 4 August 2010
  • keystyx — uploaded on 26 August 2010
  • calikokat100 — published on 23 April 2012
  • Dan Chan — published on 8 November 2012
  • Luca Sestak — 20 July 2013 at Jazz Festival “Tiengener Sommer”
  • Tim Gracyk — published on 30 August 2013

melody played on harmonica :

  • Vachet — uploaded on 31 May 2009

See also the separate page


Lovin' Spoonful, arrive London airport, 1966 (1a)

*According to the Wikipedia page on the song, Kama Sutra KA 208 was issued on 19 February 1966. The page on Kama Sutra KA 208 at contains the notes “BB Feb 19, 1966,” and “BB Feb 26 – entered Hot 100, reached no. 2 (Apr 9).”

** The site and others give the season as number 20, while has it as number 19.

comments re-enabled on pages


I just noticed yesterday that comments on some of the pages published in January had been inadvertently disabled. I’ve enabled comments again on the affected pages. Comments should be enabled on all posts and pages on the site. Please notify me if you happen to discover any pages or posts on which there is not a  “Leave a Reply” box at the bottom. Sorry for any inconvenience this might have caused you.

Pages published in January 2016 include the following:

19 Jan — other standards and popular songs of winter (previously included in page now retitled “Selected Holiday Season songs, index“)

16 Jan — “June in January” — selected recordings, 1934 to 1960

13 Jan — Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year

5 Jan — “Weed Smoker’s Dream” lyric — transcribed on 29 Dec 2015

Regards, doc

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Won’t Someone Please Belong to Me


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(above) Bobby Troup and Julie London — source:

Won’t Someone Please Belong to Me (Bobby Troup)

Date published unknown. I’m aware of only four recordings, and have heard only three, Teri Thornton’s 1963 release being the first, chronologically, followed by 1965 recordings by Bobby Troup and Julie London. Cabaret singer Marilyn Maye evidently also released a recording of the song, on her 1966 album The Second of Maye [Thanks to visitor Helen, for the helpful tip, in a comment.] Each time I hear Thornton’s or Troup’s versions I wonder why the song is not well known and often covered. Perhaps the triple rhymes and off-rhymes —  “Yesterday” / “here’s today,” “cold again” / “fold again,” “serener place” / “greener place,” etc. — were thought to be outdated or artificial. Such constructions may have been considered passé long before Troup published this song. Among American popular song lyricists of the 20th century, triple rhymes are most closely associated with Lorenz Hart.

I noticed yesterday that someone had entered the site via a keyword search for the the lyric to “Won’t Someone Please Belong to Me.” I didn’t have it. In fact, I’ve been periodically looking for the lyric for the past four or five years. So, after another round of searches came up empty I decided to transcribe it. The following transcription is drawn from the taped live performance by Bobby Troup and (presumably) his band for the 1965 Julie London TV variety special, Julie: Something Special.

Won’t Someone Please Belong to Me — words and music by Bobby Troup

Yesterday, things looked bright
I never knew a kiss so right
But here’s today — I’m out in the cold again
Just like a sheep that’s lost from his fold again
Won’t someone please belong to me

Find my love, mind my love
Try not to be unkind, my love
Just be content — there is no serener place
Don’t be so bent in finding a greener place
Won’t someone please belong to me

A fool am I
You’d think someday I’d learn
For fools like I
The tables never turn
But I’m not wise
I’m always taken by surprise, surprise

Days are long *
Nights are long
Time seems so slow when things go wrong
Won’t someone new come here and be mad to be
Near someone who is true and so glad to be
Won’t someone please, please, please belong to me
Please belong to me
Please belong to me

transcribed by Jim “doc” Radcliff on 10 March 2015 **


1963-Theri Thorntion Sings Open Highway-LP-Columbia Records CS 88941965 Won't Someone Please Belong to Me (Troup)-Teri Thornton Columbia 4-43209 (B-side)

Teri Thornton — B-side of the 45 rpm single “To Remember You By,” Columbia 4-43209, issued on 25 January 1965; previously released on the 1963 album Teri Thornton Sings Open Highway, Columbia Records CL-2094 (Mono), CS 8894 (Stereo)


Bobby Troup with unidentified small combo — live, from the Julie London TV variety special Julie: Something Special, air date: 17 November 1965 says,

On November 17th, 1965 WGN-TV in Chicago aired an hour-long special titled Julie: Something Special. Julie sings many of her popular numbers and is joined by, now husband, Bobby Troup and the quartet, The Hi-Lo’s. All of their performances are included. This show was re-aired on NBC-TV on February 13th, 1967.

It must have been the rebroadcast on NBC which I saw as a child of nine, for I recalled this performance decades later when I came across the video several years ago.


1965 Feeling Good-Julie London (LP) Liberty LST-7416

Julie London — from the 1965 LP Feeling Good: with the Gerald Wilson Big Band, LRP-3416 (Mono), LST-7416 Stereo


* “Days” and “Nights” are reversed in the first two lines of the final section in the versions by Teri Thornton and Julie London. The line “Won’t someone new come here and be mad to be” is slightly different in the Thornton and London versions, the first word being “Please” instead of “Won’t,” and “glad” replacing “mad” in the Thornton version. However, the line which follows it is identical in the London version, yet very different in the Thornton recording: “Near someone true, as true as you’ll ever be.”

** For other lyric transcriptions by yours truly see: Unsung lyrics, transcribed by doc


Pour toi / Feelings / Sentimientos / Dis-lui

1975 Feelings-Morris Albert (LP) RCA Victor APL1-1018 (back)-d30Selected links



Morris Albert’s 1973 recording of “Feelings” was a big hit in 1974. The song was adapted, according to a 1987 jury verdict in Federal District Court in Manhattan, by Albert from the song “Pour toi,” composed in 1956 by Louis Gasté, with lyrics by Albert Simonin and his wife Marie-Hélène Bourquin, though it took a successful 1980s copyright infringement suit to legally establish the source of the adaptation and to name Gasté as co-songwriter. Albert also released an alternate version with a Spanish-language lyric, evidently written by himself as he’s the sole songwriter credited on the label (see below), in 1974. In 1975, Israeli-born French pop star Mike Brant recorded a version of “Feelings” titled “Dis-lui” (“Tell him”), with the French lyric by Michel Jourdan.

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Pour toi (m. Louis Gasté, w. Albert Simonin, Marie-Hélène Bourquin)
“Pour toi” was recorded by the singer and actress Line Renaud, wife of Gasté, in 1956, and performed by Dario Moreno in the 1957 film Le Feu aux poudres. The arrangements of the song used by Moreno in the film and in a separate studio recording with an orchestra sound very little like the arrangement used by Albert in his 1973 recording of “Feelings,” though portions of the melody are similar. The 1956 recording by Line Renaud, in part, exhibits slightly greater resemblance to Albert’s “Feelings,” melodically and in tone, but the connection is still a stretch.

Line Renaud — title song from the 1956 EP Pathé ‎(France) 45 EG 232


Dario Moreno — in the 1956 film Le Feu aux poudres; the performance begins at about :49


1957 Imploration (EP) Dario Moreno- Philips 432.182 NE

Dario Moreno — from the 1957 EP Imploration, Philips 432.182 NE


1975 Feelings-Morris Albert (LP) RCA Victor APL1-1018-d20

Feelings (m. Louis Gasté, Morris Albert, w. Morris Albert)

Morris Albert

Feelings — issued in 1974 on the single RCA Victor PB-10279, b/w “This World Today is a Mess” — US chart success: #6, Hot 100; #2, Adult Contemporary; also later released on the 1975 LP Feelings, RCA Victor ‎APL1-1018


1974 Sentimientos-Morris Albert-(Brazil) Beverly 45-13.508

Sentimientos (aka “Dime”) — issued in 1974 on Beverly ‎(Brazil) 45-13.508; songwriting credited solely to Morris Albert on the label — A recording under the same title released by Mexican singer José José in 1974 has a different lyric.


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