Category Archive: 1951

BECAUSE OF YOU

Because of You – 1940 “Because of You” is a popular song. It was written by Arthur Hammerstein and Dudley Wilkinson in 1940. It was used in the 1951 film I Was an American Spy. A 1951 recording by Tony Bennett (Columbia Records catalog number 39362, recorded April 4, 1951) was the first major hit …

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TOO YOUNG

Too Young – 1951 “Too Young” is a popular song. The music was written by Sidney Lippman, the lyrics by Sylvia Dee. The song was published in 1951. In the United States, the best-known version of the song was recorded by Nat King Cole on February 6, 1951 and released by Capitol Records as catalog …

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IF THEY MADE ME A KING (song)

If (They Made Me a King) “If (They Made Me a King)” is a popular song with music written by Tolchard Evans and the lyrics written by Robert Hargreaves and Stanley J. Damerell. The song was written in 1934, but the most popular versions were recorded in 1950-1951. Perry Como’s version, recorded November 28, 1950, …

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BE MY LOVE (song)

Be My Love – 1951 “Be My Love” is a popular song with lyrics by Sammy Cahn and music by Nicholas Brodzsky. Published in 1950, it was written for Mario Lanza who sang it with Kathryn Grayson in the 1950 movie The Toast of New Orleans. Lanza’s 1950 recording of the song (released by RCA …

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CRY (song)

Cry – 1951 “Cry” is the title of a 1951 popular song written by Churchill Kohlman. The song was first recorded by Ruth Casey on the Cadillac label. The biggest hit version was recorded in New York City by Johnnie Ray and The Four Lads on October 16, 1951. The Johnnie Ray recording was released …

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BING CROSBY SINGS HITS FROM…1951

Bing Crosby Sings the Song Hits from… 1951 ‘Bing Crosby Sings the Song Hits from… is a Decca Records album by Bing Crosby featuring songs from recent Broadway musicals issued as a 10” LP issued as catalog No. DL5298 and as a 4-disc 78rpm box set (A-805) and as a 4-disc 45rpm set (9-144). The …

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BING AND THE DIXIELAND BANDS

Bing and the Dixieland Bands – 1951 ‘Bing and the Dixieland Bands is a Decca Records album by Bing Crosby featuring songs with a Dixieland flavour which was issued as a 10” LP with catalog No. DL5323 and as a 4-disc 78rpm box set (A-852) and as a 4-disc 45rpm set (9-232). Crosby biographer Gary …

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HEY, GOOD LOOKIN’ (song)

Hey, Good Lookin’ (song) – 1951 “Hey, Good Lookin’” is a 1951 song written and recorded by Hank Williams, and his version was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2001. Since its original 1951 recording it has been covered by a variety of artists. The Hank Williams song is a variation of another …

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MY HEART CRY’S FOR YOU

My Heart Cries for You “My Heart Cries for You” is a popular song, adapted by Carl Sigman and Percy Faith from an 18th-century French melody. The music is from an old French song attributed to Dauphin of France Queen Marie Antoinette ” La jardinière du Roi”. The chorus “My heart cries for you, Sighs …

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I’LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS – 1951

I’ll See You in My Dreams was a 10″ LP album issued by Columbia Records as catalog # CL-6198 on December 14, 1951, featuring Doris Day and Paul Weston’s orchestra, containing songs from the soundtrack of the movie of the same name. The album was combined with Day’s 1953 album, Calamity Jane, on a compact …

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