Category Archive: 1953

VAYA CON DIOS

Vaya con Dios (song) – 1953 “Vaya con Dios” (translated as “Go with God”) is a popular song written by Larry Russell, Inez James, and Buddy Pepper, and first recorded by Anita O’Day in December 1952. Les Paul and Mary Ford had a no. 1 recording of the song in 1953. Members of the Western …

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I BELIVE (Frankie Laine song)

I Believe (Frankie Laine song) – 1953 “I Believe” is a popular song written by Ervin Drake, Irvin Graham, Jimmy Shirl and Al Stillman in 1953. “I Believe” was commissioned and introduced by Jane Froman on her television show, and became the first hit song ever introduced on TV. Froman, troubled by the uprising of …

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SLOW POKE

Slow Poke – 1952 “Slow Poke” is a popular song. It is credited to three writers: Pee Wee King, Redd Stewart, and Chilton Price. Actually Price wrote the song in 1951, as she thought the song described her friend, King, very well. King recorded the song and Stewart did the vocal. Price gave rights to …

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YOU, YOU, YOU,

You, You, You – 1953 “You, You, You” is a popular song published in 1953. The music was written by Lotar Olias, the original German lyrics by Walter Rothenberg, with English lyrics written by Robert Mellin. A recording by The Ames Brothers with Hugo Winterhalter’s orchestra and chorus was made at Manhattan Center, New York …

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SAINT GEORGE AND THE DRAGONET

St. George and the Dragonet – 1953 “St. George and the Dragonet” is a short audio satire recorded August 26, 1953 by Stan Freberg for Capitol Records. It was released September 21, 1953 as a 45 rpm single (Capitol F2596), and reached #1 on both the Billboard and Cash Box record charts. Scripted by Freberg …

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THE SONG FROM MOULIN ROUGE

The Song from Moulin Rouge – 1953 “The Song from Moulin Rouge” (also known as “Where Is Your Heart”) is a popular song that first appeared in the 1952 film Moulin Rouge. The music was written by Georges Auric. The original French lyrics were by Jacques Larue, the English words by William Engvick. However, in …

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SECRET LOVE – (song)

Secret Love (Doris Day song) – 1953 “Secret Love” is a song composed by Sammy Fain (music) and Paul Francis Webster (lyrics) for Calamity Jane, a 1953 musical film in which it was introduced by Doris Day in the title role.Ranked as a #1 hit for Day on both the Billboard and Cash Box, the …

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MONEY HONEY (Clyde McPhatter and The Drifters song)

Money Honey (Clyde McPhatter and The Drifters song) – 1953 “Money Honey” is a song written by Jesse Stone, which was released in September 1953 by Clyde McPhatter backed for the first time by the newly formed Drifters. McPhatter’s voice, but not his name, had become well known as the lead singer for Billy Ward …

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ELVIS PRESLEY ON THE SUN LABEL

Elvis Presley on the Sun label – 1953 – 1955 Elvis Presley recorded at least 24 songs at Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee between 1953 and 1955. The recordings reflect the wide variety of music that could be heard in Memphis at the time: blues, rhythm & blues, gospel, country & western, hillbilly, and bluegrass. …

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WANTED – 1953

“Wanted” is a popular song written by Jack Fulton and Lois Steele. A recording by Perry Como with Hugo Winterhalter’s orchestra and chorus was made at Manhattan Center, New York City, on December 29, 1953. It was released by RCA Victor as catalog number 20-5647 (in USA) and by EMI on the His Master’s Voice …

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