Sunday, July 24, 2011

"Swinging On a Star".

OK, back to the 40's: Jimmy VanHeusen got his inspiration for this pop standard from a rebuke by Bing Crosby to one of his children while having dinner at Crosby's home. He co-wrote it with Johnny Burke for the '44 movie "Going My Way". It topped the charts and won the Oscar for Best Original Song. The Williams Brothers Quartet, including a young Andy Williams, sing backup for Bing on the original recording. It also appeared in a Little Lulu cartoon. Covered by Sinatra in'64 and by Tony Bennett in '98. Grammy Hall Of Fame in '02.

Yesterday's answer: "In The Ghetto" by Elvis Presley. Thank you, thank you very much...!​ch?v=2Ox1Tore9nw​ch?v=yWg2vLEyRZc

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