Saturday, December 18, 2010

"La Vie en Rose" by Edith Piaf.

OK, back to the 40's: "La Mome" wrote the lyrics to this somewhat autobiographic classic at the height of World War II, during which she secretly assisted the French resistance. The melody is by Louis "Louiguy" Gugliemi, who also wrote "Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White". Mack Davis penned the English version. Won a Grammy Hall Of Fame Award in '98. It debuted in 1946 and appeared in most of the chanteuse's subsequent albums. Sung by Audrey Hepburn in "Sabrina" ('54). Among the many covers, two outstanding ones are Chet Atkins' on solo acoustic guitar and Susan Werner's a capella version. Artist? Song?

Yesterday's answer: "I Want To Be A Beatle" and "Since I've Been Wearing My Hair Like a Beatle". (Dang, maybe I should start wearing my hair like a Beatle - hey, miracles can happen!) As you might recall, Bobby Wilding co-wrote "Hurt So Bad" with Teddy Randazzo and Bobby Hart.

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