1948 standards

So In Love
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The Night Has a Thousand Eyes

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  1. Dennis Nestegard
    Jun 15, 2011 @ 08:49:08

    Do you have “My Happiness”? It was very popular in 1948.

    Dennis Nestegard

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    • doc
      Jun 15, 2011 @ 16:19:07

      Hi Dennis.

      From the Wikipedia profile on the song My Happiness,

      An unpublished version of the melody with different lyrics was written by Borney Bergantine in 1933. The most famous version of the song, with lyrics by Betty Peterson Blasco, was published for the first time in 1948. The first known recording of this version was in December of 1947 by the Marlin Sisters but the song first became a hit in May 1948 as recorded by Jon and Sondra Steele (Damon 11133) (#3) with rival versions by The Pied Pipers (Capitol 1628/ 15094)1 and Ella Fitzgerald (Decca 24446) entering the charts that June reaching respectively #4 and #8 with the Marlin Sisters version (Columbia 38217) finally charting with a #24 peak that July.

      “My Happiness” was one of two songs – the other being “That’s When Your Heartaches Begin” – that Elvis Presley recorded at his first recording session at the Memphis Recording Service (Sun Studios) in the summer of 1953.

      Jon and Sondra Steele 1948

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      • doc
        Jun 15, 2011 @ 16:22:00

        My Happiness (m. Borney Bergantine, w. Betty Peterson)

        The Pied Pipers – 1948. Odd that the video artist features only Jo Stafford when she had left the group in 1944 to be replaced by June Hutton, who is heard here. The record charted in June 1948 after the May hit by Jon and Sondra Steele.
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