In the Still of the Night

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In the Still of the Night (Cole Porter) was introduced by Nelson Eddy in the 1937 film adaptation of the 1928 musical Rosalie. In the film, Eddy plays a college football hero opposite Eleanor Powell’s portrayal of a Vassar student who is really a princess of a small country. The most popular early recordings were those by Tommy Dorsey and Leo Reismann in 1937.

Nelson Eddy – 1937

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Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra, vocal: Jack Leonard — recorded on 8 September 1937; issued on the 78 rpm single Victor 25663, b/w “Who Knows” (Cole Porter)

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Will Osborne and his Orchestra, vocal by Joan Whitney  — recorded on 20 September 1937, and issued on Decca 1467, b/w “Rosalie” (Cole Porter)

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Leo Reismann and his Orchestra, vocal: Lee Sullivan — recorded on 3 October 1937; issued on Brunswick 7985, b/w “Who Knows”

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Al Bowlly  with Lew Stone & the Monseigneur Dance Orchestra — recorded in London on 21 October 1932; issued on Decca (UK) F3234

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Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Orpheans- 1937 – vocals by Anne Lenner & George Melachrino

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Richard Tauber – recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London, 22 Jan 1938

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Vaughn Monroe – 1939

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Artie Shaw and his Orchestra – date unknown; possibly 1946

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Dion and the Belmonts – 1960

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Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook1956

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Cesare Siepi – released ( I think) on the album Bravo Siepi! The Broadway Songs of Cole Porter – 1958

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The Neville Brothers – from the collaborative album Red Hot + Blue (1990)*

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* Wikipedia:

Red Hot + Blue is the first in the series of compilation albums from the Red Hot Organization. The recording was the first in the Red Hot Benefit Series. It features contemporary pop performers reinterpreting several songs of Cole Porter, and the title of the album comes from Cole Porter’s musical, Red, Hot and Blue.

Released in 1990, it sold over a million copies worldwide and was heralded as one of the first major AIDS benefits in the music business. The accompanying ABC television special featured video clips created by renowned film directors for all but two of the songs. The clips portrayed the societal effects of AIDS.

Jane Monheit-2004-Taking A Chance On Love

Jane Monheit – Brecon International Jazz Festival, Brecon Wales – August 2004. Monheit recorded the song for her fourth studio albumTaking a Chance on Love – 2004

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