Dream

(above) The Pied Pipers with June Hutton, who replaced Jo Stafford in 1944 when she left to pursue her blossoming solo career

Dream (words and music: Johnny Mercer) was written and published in 1944. In the following year the Pied Pipers recording “became a #1 smash (and million seller),” according to johnnymercer.com.

The Pied Pipers – 1945

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The Pied Pipers and the Ernie Felice Quartet – 1951

The Pied Pipers: (left to right) Chuck Lowry, Louanne Hogan, Clark Yocum and Hal Hopper in a 1951 Snader Telescriptions. They’re accompanied by the Ernie Felice Quartet: Ernie Felice (accordion), Dick Anderson (clarinet), Rolly Bundock (bass), Dick Fisher (guitar)

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Frank Sinatra – with the Ken Lane Singers, recorded 6 March 1945, arranged by Axel Stordahl

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Betty Johnson – recorded 14 April, 1958

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Cliff Richard & The Shadows – 1961

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Urbie Green – 1961

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Roy Orbison – 1963

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Andy Williams —  third track on the LP The Wonderful World of Andy Williams, recorded in 1953, released in 1964

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Robin McKelle – 2006

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Aldo Blaga – posted on his Youtube channel 18 February 2009

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Romie and Latin Quarters – live, 19 June 2010

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Manhattan Jazz OrchestraDavid Matthews and Friends, Special Guest Terumasa Hino (Trumpet) and the Manhattan Strings play Dave’s arrangement of the Johnny Mercer classic. With John Patitucci (Bass) and Danny Gottlieb (Drums)

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