Ebb Tide

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Ebb Tide (m. Robert Maxwell, w. Carl Sigman)

First the tide rushes in
Plants a kiss on the shore
Then rolls out to sea
And the sea is very still once more

Robert Maxwell — issued in July 1953 on the single Mercury 70177X45

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Frank Chacksfield and His Orchestra – 1953 (Instrumental)

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Vic Damone – 1953 recording (or recordings) “with Orchestra conducted by Richard Hayman”

  • Mercury matrix YW 9861, issued in September 1953 on the 45 rpm single Mercury 70216-X45, b/w “If I Could Make You Mine”
  • Mercury matrix YB9861 (take 2), issued in October 1953 on the 78 rpm single Mercury 70216 c/w ” If I Could Make You Mine”

The fact that the 45 rpm single and 78 rpm single have different matrix numbers suggests that they are two separate recordings, but I’m not sure that’s true.

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In 1962 Vic Damone released another version of “Ebb Tide,” recorded with an orchestra conducted by Billy May. Capitol matrix 45-36819 was issued in May 1962 on the 45 rpm single Capitol 4756, b/w “My Heart Will Tell You So.”

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Roy Hamilton – 1954

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Ted Heath and His Music — probably from the 1958 LP Hits I Missed

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The Platters – 1960

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Earl Grant – from his 1961 album Ebb Tide and Other Instrumental Favorites

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Santo & Johnny – from their album Offshore, released in 1963 — It was also released in 1964 as a single, with B-side The Enchanted Sea

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Lenny Welch – from the 1963 album Since I Fell for You; also released as a single in 1964

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The Righteous Brothers – 1965

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Matt Monro – date unknown

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The Del-Satins featuring Johnny Maestro – 1967

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Uncle George” Aiuvalasit —  featuring Uncle George on the Chromonica, Alan Bernhoft on guitar and The Pacific Ocean

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9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Thomas Van Keuren
    May 27, 2014 @ 20:59:03

    Hi – Just discovered your site today!
    Now, regarding “Ebb Tide”, the Robert Maxwell creation:
    The original recording from 1953 by harpist Robert Maxwell on Mercury Records I have recently posted on both YouTube and Jazz-On-Line (aka A Jazz Anthology). I spent quite a bit of time editing the 45 record to get it sounding good for others to enjoy, so feel free to link to it here. It is one of my all-time favorite recordings.
    Maxwell is also famous for “Shangri-La,” first recorded by him with Matty Malneck’s orchestra, and “Solfeggio,” the latter used by Ernie Kovacs in his Nairobi Trio skit.

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    • doc
      May 27, 2014 @ 21:33:27

      Thomas,
      Thanks. In the future, if you would like me to consider publishing or linking to a video, or to an audio file, please either include the video — just enter the URL for a YouTube video — or a link to a video or audio file, or a page containing the same, in your comment.

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  2. M. van Loon
    Jan 13, 2019 @ 09:42:36

    Hi everybody! I am looking to buy the sheetmusic of Ebb Tide in SATB version. Who can help? Of course my aim is to buy it legally. Please contact me at marianvanloon@gmail.com Best regards from the Netherlands!

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