A Sunday Kind of Love


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 on 28 February 1947


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


The Harptones – 1953


Oscar Peterson accompanied by an orchestra arranged by Russ Garcia – from the 1955 album In a Romantic Mood (Clef)


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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


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


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


The Marcels – from their album Blue Moon, 1961


Etta James from her 1961 album At Last!



The Gothics – c.1961


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


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:



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


Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons – 1965


Dion & the Del Satins (?) – date unknown


The Vibraharps — 1966?


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

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