woensdag 24 januari 2018
Colonel Bogey March (1914) / Hitler Has Only Got One Ball (1939) / Charel ! (1955) / March From The River Kwai (1957) / Hello, Le Soleil Brille (1958)
Composed in 1914 by Kenneth J. Alford (alias for Frederick Joseph Ricketts)
published by Hawkes & Son, London
Lieutenant Frederick Ricketts was bandmaster for the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, and it is said he composed "Colonel Bogey" after playing golf with the colonel of his regiment at Fort St George in Scotland, where the regiment was based. Instead of shouting "Fore!", his commanding officer would loudly whistle two notes to those playing ahead. Ricketts added further notes and the tune was composed.
Since at that time service personnel were not encouraged to have professional lives outside the armed forces, Ricketts published "Colonel Bogey" and his other compositions under the pseudonym Kenneth Alford.
In fact there was no "real" Colonel Bogey. It was apparently the nick-name of the colonel with whom Lt. Ricketts played golf.
The name "Colonel Bogey" began in the later 19th century as the imaginary "standard opponent" of the Colonel Bogey scoring system, and by Edwardian times the Colonel had been adopted by the golfing world as the presiding spirit of the course.
Edwardian golfers on both sides of the Atlantic often played matches against "Colonel Bogey". Bogey is now a golfing term meaning "one over par".
Meaning of Golf Words - Par, Bogey, Birdie, Eagle, Albatross - Scottish Golf History
Colonel Bogey March - Wikipedia
Probably first recorded by the Band of H.M. Coldstream Guards.
Conducted by Lt.-Col. MacKenzie-Rogan.
Recorded March 10, 1914 in London
Matrix ak 17596 e (3-195)
Released on His Master's Voice B 255
Band Of H.M. Coldstream Guards* - Colonel Bogey March / Youth And Vigour March (Shellac) at Discogs
Naxos - The Band of the Coldstream Guards, Vol. 2: Marches No. 1 (1902-1922)
(c) Band of the 23rd County of London Regiment (1916)
Conducted by J.A. Potts
Recorded January 12, 1916
Matrix HO 2341 ab
(c) Band of H.M. Irish Guards (1916)
Released June 1916 on Winner 2979
78 RPM - Band Of H.M. Irish Guards - Colonel Bogey / Till The Boys Come Home - Winner - UK - 2979
(c) The Silver Stars Band (1916)
Conducted by Albert W. Ketelbey
Released in September 1916 on Regal 7257
78 RPM - The Silver Stars Band - Colonel Bogey March / Belphegor March - Regal - UK - G 7257
Same matrix also released on Columbia
78 RPM - Prince Militair Orkest - Kolonel Bogey Mars / Hallo Jongens Marsch - Columbia - Netherlands - D 8953
(c) Alexander Prince (1916)
Released September 1916 on Regal 7347
78 RPM - Alexander Prince - Colonel Bogey March / Prairie Flower March - Regal - UK - G 7347
(c) Black Diamonds Band (1917)
Recorded November 1916
Matrix HO 3280 ae (Cat # X-2-40261)
Released March 1917 on Zonophone 1743
78 RPM - Black Diamonds Band - Colonel Bogey / Semper Fidelis - Zonophone - UK - 1743
Black Diamonds Band* - Colonel Bogey / Semper Fidelis (Shellac) at Discogs
(c) Columbia Band (1919)
Recorded December 9, 1919 in New York
Released on Columbia A 2903
Columbia matrix 78848. Colonel Bogey / Columbia Band - Discography of American Historical Recordings
Listen here: https://ia802607.us.archive.org/0/items/ColumbiaBand-ColonelBogeyMarch/20Track20.mp3
(c) Miro's Band (1920)
Recorded ca 1920 in Montreal, QC.
Released on Berliner's Gram-o-Phone # 216134
Miro's Band - Colonel Bogey March / The Contemptibles March (Shellac) at Discogs
Listen here: https://ia802308.us.archive.org/9/items/MirosBand/ColenolBogeyMarch.mp3
(c) H.M. Grenadier Guards (1929)
Conducted by Capt. George Miller
Recorded April 1929
Released on Columbia 5474
78 RPM - Regimental Band Of H.M. Grenadier Guards - Colonel Bogey / Stars And Stripes For Ever - Columbia - UK - 5474
Regimental Band Of H.M Grenadier Guards* - Colonel Bogey / Stars And Stripes Are For Ever (Shellac) at Discogs
(c) The Band Of H.M. Royal Marines, Plymouth Division (1939)
Conducted by the Composer - Major F. J. Ricketts. 'Kenneth Alford' was Ricketts' pseudonym.
78 RPM - The Band Of H.M. Royal Marines, Plymouth Division - Colonel Bogey / The Thin Red Line - His Master's Voice - UK - B.8885
At the start of World War II, "Colonel Bogey" became part of the British way of life when the tune was set to a popular song: "Hitler Has Only Got One Ball". Originally: "Göring Has Only Got One Ball" after the Luftwaffe leader suffered a grievous groin injury, but later reworded to suit the popular taste, with the tune becoming an unofficial national anthem to rudeness.
Hitler Has Only Got One Ball - Wikipedia
Bette Midler sang the song in the 1980 filmed version of her show, Divine Madness.
(c) Tony Bell (1955) (as "Charel !") (Nr. 1 hit in Belgium)
Dutch lyrics H. De Lange and Robert Adler.
Tony Bell (2) met Jean Evans En Zijn Orkest - Charel! / Oh! Wat Zij-de Schoon (Shellac) at Discogs
"Colonel Bogey" was used to great effect in the movie "The Bridge on the River Kwai"
The Colonel Bogey strain was accompanied by a counter-melody using the same chord progressions, then continued with film composer Malcolm Arnold's own composition, "The River Kwai March", played by the off-screen orchestra taking over from the whistlers, though Arnold's march was not heard in completion on the soundtrack.
On the soundtrack of the movie, Mitch Miller's hit-version (Top 20 USA) was included
Malcolm Arnold - The Bridge On The River Kwai (Vinyl, LP, Album) at Discogs
(c) Annie Cordy (1958) (as "Hello, Le Soleil Brille") (Nr.1 hit in France)
French lyrics by Robert Chabrier
Annie Cordy - Paris Paname • Danse • Hello, Le Soleil Brille ! • La Frotteuse De Parquet (Vinyl) at Discogs
(c) Luchtmachtkoor Hilversum (1958) (as "Moeder Wat is Je Dochter Lief")
Dutch lyrics by Bart Ekkers
Luchtmachtkoor Hilversum - Moeder, Wat Is Je Dochter Lief (Vinyl) at Discogs
Luchtmachtkoor Hilversum | Nldiscografie.nl
More versions here:
The Originals © by Arnold Rypens - COLONEL BOGEY MARCH
Cover versions of Colonel Bogey March written by Frederick Ricketts | SecondHandSongs
"Witte Rozen" is a tearjerker written in 1935 by Dutch composers Lambert Tummers and Enrico Paoli (=Henk Paauwe)
Some of the words and parts of the melody were taken from "De Vlieger", which was also co-composed by Enrico Paoli, and recorded by Duo Hofmann.
The Originals © by Arnold Rypens - VLIEGER, DE
(o) Duo Hofmann - De Vlieger (1931)
Recorded January 1931 in Berlin
Matrix DA 1598
Released on Odeon A 164 238
Kleine Jantje kreeg een vlieger
O, wat was dat ventje blij
Vader zei: ”t is morgen zondag
En dan gaan we naar de wei.
Omdat jij zo’n mooi rapportje
Van de meester hebt gehad,
Gaan we morgen met de vlieger
Fijn naar buiten, lieve schat.’
Dan gaat hij hoger, altijd hoger
Ik laat hem vliegen steeds maar weer.
Misschien komt hij wel in den Hemel
Heel hoog bij onzen lieven Heer.
Uren lag het ventje wakker
In z’n hoofdje rijpt een plan
Kinderlijk was het berekend
Eindelijk dacht hij: ‘Ja, dat kan’
En toen vader ‘s morgens opstond
Was z’n jongen al gekleed
En hij juigte bij ‘t vooruitzicht
Wat of straks de vlieger deed
Vader keek of alles goed was
En daar zag hij aan den staart
Door een kinderhand beschreven
En met tranen in de ogen
Las hij: ‘Allerliefste moe,
‘k Stuur u voortaan iedere zondag
Een ansicht naar den Hemel toe
(o) Willy Derby (1935)
Recorded mid 1935 in Berlin
Released on Parlophon B. 17879-II
Willy Derby - Speelgoed (Shellac) at Discogs
Jantje was een kleine kleuter, enigst kindje, teer verwend.
En op zeek’re dag zei moeder: “Hoor eens even lieve vent.
Als je zoet bent, komt er spoedig ’n zusje of een broertje bij.”
Nou dat was wat voor ons Jantje en het ventje zei toen blij
Wanneer er een klein zusje kwam, kreeg zij van mij wat moois, zeg mam.
Dan gaat mijn spaarpot open, dan krijgt die schattebout
Een boeketje witte rozen, waar mam ook zo van houdt.
Toen de ooievaar verwacht werd, moest kleine Jan met tante mee.
En hij was daar voor een nachtje nu de vroolijke logé.
Voor het geld uit Jantjes spaarpot, alles wel tien keer nageteld,
was er in een bloemenwinkel gauw een lief boeket besteld.
En ’s nachts in bed, nog in zijn slaap, zei in zijn droom die lieve knaap
De and're morgen bij zijn thuiskomst zei kleine Jan: "Wat vreemd vandaag
Kijk eens tante, de gordijnen zijn nog helemaal omlaag"
Snikkend sprak zijn vader: "Jantje nou heb je geen moesje meer
Zij ging vannacht met kleine zusje weg naar onze Lieve Heer"
En zachtjes legde Jan 't boeket aan het voeteneind op moeders bed
En wenend zei toen Jantje ik bracht witte rozen mee.
Lieve mam, hier lief klein zusje, die zijn nu voor jullie twee.
In Belgium there were two different releases with the same labelnumber Polydor 512.674 !!!
(c) (Fernand) Faniard (=Fernand Smeets) (1936) (as "Witte Rosen")
Matrix 2437 Hpp.
Released on Polydor 512.674
(c) Geodel (=Georges DelaLoye) (1936) (as "Witte Rosen")
Released on Polydor 512.674
(c) De Staatzangers (1957)
Vocal duo of Max van Praag and Willy Alberti.
De Straatzangers | Nldiscografie.nl
Released in 1957 on Philips 317 767 PF
De Straatzangers - Witte Rozen (Vinyl) at Discogs
(c) De Cordona's (1959)
with Oscar Saintal and his Ensemble
Released on Decca 9.22.927
De Cordona's - Witte Rozen (Vinyl) at Discogs
(c) Nelis (1963)
Released on Fontana TF 266 402
45cat - Nelis - Aan De Voet Van Die Oude Wester / Witte rozen - Fontana - Netherlands - 266 402 TF
Manke Nelis | Nldiscografie.nl
(c) Zangeres Zonder Naam (1964)
Released on Telstar TS 1054 TF
45cat - Zangeres Zonder Naam - Achter In 't Stille Klooster / Witte Rozen - Telstar - Netherlands - TS 1054 TF
Zangeres Zonder Naam - Achter In 't Stille Klooster / Witte Rozen (Vinyl) at Discogs
(c) Ria Valk (1967)
Released on Decca AT 10 233
Ria Valk - Witte Rozen (Dan Gaat M'n Spaarpot Open) (Vinyl) at Discogs
45cat - Ria Valk - Witte Rozen (Dan Gaat M'n Spaarpot Open) / Scheiden Doet Lijden - Decca - Netherlands - AT 10 233
(c) Jerry Bey (1967)
Released on CNR UH 9896
45cat - Jerry Bey - Witte Rozen / Ik Deed Het Alleen Maar Voor Jou - CNR - Netherlands - UH 9896
Jerry Bey - Witte Rozen (Vinyl) at Discogs
(c) Jo Leemans (1968) (as "Witte Rozen (Jansje was een kleine kleuter)")
Released on Palette PB 25.770
Jo Leemans - Witte Rozen (Vinyl) at Discogs
(c) Will Sompel (1974)
Released on Monopole S 352
(incorrectly credited to the original artist, Willy Derby)
WWW.MUZIEKARCHIEF.BE | Witte rozen
Will Sompel - Witte Rozen (Vinyl) at Discogs
(c) Willy Alberti and Johnny Jordaan (1975)
Released on the album: "Successen Uit Onze Jeugd" on CNR 540.021
Willy Alberti En Johnny Jordaan - Successen Uit Onze Jeugd (Vinyl, LP) at Discogs
(c) Andre Hazes (1977)
Released on his first album on Philips 6410 133
Vinyl Album - André Hazes - Zo Is Het Leven - Philips - Netherlands
(c) De Sjonnies (1997)
Released on the album "Broodje Bal" on Pink Records LLP 970152
De Sjonnies - Broodje Bal (CD, Album) at Discogs
Listen here to a sample:
Broodje bal - De Sjonnies - Muziekweb
(c) Jan Smit and Jan Dulles (2014)
Released on Jan Smit's album "Jij & Ik" on Vosound Records VR602172
Jan Smit - Jij & Ik (CD, Album) at Discogs
(c) Douwe Bob and Thijs Boontjes (2017)
In the talk-show DWDD.
BTW: "De Vlieger" by Duo Hofmann was also the inspiration for a song with the same title, recorded by a.o. Andre Hazes and Nico Haak.
The Originals © by Arnold Rypens - VLIEGER, DE
dinsdag 23 januari 2018
"Buzz-Buzz-Buzz" is a song written by John Gray and Bobby Day and performed by The Hollywood Flames. The lead vocals were by Earl Nelson, later of Bob & Earl. It reached #5 on the US R&B chart and #11 on the Billboard pop chart in 1957.
But "Buzz-Buzz-Buzz" is in fact a clever rewrite of a song from 1945 (written by Alice D. Simms, Al Trace and Jimmie Lunceford) with the same title: "Buzz-Buzz-Buzz".
(o) Jimmie Lunceford and his Orchestra (1945)
Russell Green, Rostelle Reese, Les Current, William Scott or Bob Mitchell (tp), Fernando Arbello, Russell Bowles, Earl Hardy, Joe Williams (tb), Omer Simeon (cl, as), Kirt Bradford (as), Joe Thomas (cl, ts), Ernest Purce (ts), Earl Carruthers (cl, as, bari), Eddie Wilcox (p, arr), John Mitchell (g), Truck Parham (b), Joe Marshall (d), Claude and Cliff Trenier (vcl), Lonnie Wilfong (arr), Jimmie Lunceford (dir, arr).
Recorded NYC, February 27, 1945
Released April 1949 on Coral 60041.
According to the original cue sheets, the song used under the opening titles of the Warner Bros cartoon "Walky Talky Hawky" was “Buzz Buzz Buzz (Will You Be My Honey?)” by Jimmie Lunceford, Alice Simms and Al Trace. Released August 31, 1946, "Walky Talky Hawky" was nominated for an Academy Award, but lost to The Cat Concerto, with Tom and Jerry.
Robert McKimson’s “Walky Talky Hawky” (1946) |
Carl Stalling previously used the song under the opening titles for Bob Clampett’s Baby Bottleneck, released a few months earlier.
Baby Bottleneck : Bob Clampett : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
Jimmie Lunceford's version was officially released in 1949, but already in 1945 "Buzz Buzz Buzz" was released by Jim Wynn and his Bobalibans
Jim Wynn's band also featured vocalist Claude Trenier, who brought "Buzz, Buzz, Buzz" with him from the Jimmie Lunceford band
(c) Jim Wynn and his Bobalibans 1945
Stanley Casey (trumpet) David Graham (alto saxophone) Freddie Simon (tenor saxophone) Jim Wynn (tenor, baritone saxophone) Luther "Lord" Luper (piano, vocals) Theodore Shirley (bass) Robert "Snake" Sims (drums) Claude Trenier, Pee Wee Wiley (vocals)
Recorded Los Angeles, CA, circa September, 1945
Released on 4 Star 1025
Jim Wynn Discography
Before their carreer really started, the Trenier Twins played in a highschool-band in Alabama: The Alabama State Collegians Orchestra.
With a band including two other State College alumni, pianist Gene Gilbeaux and alto saxophonist Don Hill, Claude and Cliff Trenier again recorded “Buzz Buzz Buzz” for Mercury in 1947, credited on the label as the Trenier Twins and Gene Gilbeaux's Orchestra.
"Buzz Buzz Buzz" was recorded in New York on May 15th, 1947.
Released on Mercury 8045 in June 1947.
In 1957, the song would be adapted into a pop and R&B hit by the Hollywood Flames, a rhythm-and-blues vocal group that included Bobby “Rock-in Robin” Day.
(c) Hollywood Flames (1957)
Released October 1957 on Ebb 119
45cat - Hollywood Flames - Buzz-Buzz-Buzz / Crazy - Ebb - USA - 119
Hollywood Flames* - Buzz-Buzz-Buzz / Crazy (Vinyl) at Discogs
The Flames' “Buzz Buzz Buzz” would in turn be covered by Rusty Draper, Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers, the Cadillacs, etc.
(c) Rusty Draper (1957)
Released on Mercury 71221
Rusty Draper - I Get The Blues When It Rains / Buzz Buzz Buzz (Vinyl) at Discogs
45cat - Rusty Draper - Buzz Buzz Buzz / I Get The Blues When It Rains - Mercury - USA - 71221X45
(c) Earl Carroll And The Original Cadillacs (1957)
Released on Josie 45-829
45cat - Earl Carroll And The Original Cadillacs - Buzz-Buzz-Buzz / Yea Yea Baby - Josie - USA - 45-829
More versions here:
The Originals © by Arnold Rypens - BUZZ BUZZ BUZZ
Cover versions of Buzz - Buzz - Buzz by Hollywood Flames | SecondHandSongs
zondag 21 januari 2018
The Sweet By-And-By (1868) / In The Sweet Bye And Bye (1901) / The Preacher And The Slave (1911) / Long Haired Preachers (1911) / You'll Get Pie In The Sky When You Die (1929) / Pie In The Sky (1957)
"The Sweet By-and-By" is a Christian hymn from 1868, with lyrics by S. Fillmore Bennett and music by Joseph Philbrick Webster. It is recognizable by its chorus:
In the sweet by and by
We shall meet on that beautiful shore.
In the sweet by and by
We shall meet on that beautiful shore.
In the Sweet By-and-By - Wikipedia
In the Sweet By and By - Hymnary.org
180.091 - The Sweet By-And-by. Beautiful Ballad With Chorus. | Levy Music Collection
Emile Berliner was actually the first person to make a recording of this, although it is only 47 seconds.
(o) Emile Berliner ? (around 1890) (as "Sweet By And By")
Around 1890 an accapella version was recorded for the Berliner label in Berlin.
Released on Berliner disc # 51.
Although no artist is mentioned on the label it was most likely the voice of Emile Berliner himself.
The Berliner five inch Records online Catalogue - le catalogue en ligne des disques Berliner de 12,5 cm (5 pouces) - The First Berliner discs - Les premiers disques Berliner
(c) Westminster Chimes (1901) (as "In The Sweet Bye And Bye")
Chimes played by Christopher H.H. Booth.
Recorded February 23, 1901 in Camden, New Jersey
Released on Victor Monarch 3145
Browse All Recordings | In the sweet bye and bye, Take 2 (1901-02-23) | National Jukebox LOC.gov
(c) Haydn Quartet (1902) (as "In The Sweet Bye And Bye")
Recorded March 12, 1902 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Released on Victor 1316
Browse All Recordings | In the sweet bye and bye, Take M-2 (1902-03-12) | National Jukebox LOC.gov
Victor matrix [Pre-matrix B-]1316. In the sweet bye and bye / Haydn Quartet - Discography of American Historical Recordings
The hymn was parodied by Joe Hill in 1906 as "The Preacher and the Slave", in which the phrase "pie in the sky" was coined as a satirical comment on the Christian conception of heavenly reward.
First published in the Jul 6, 1911 fourth edition of the Industrial Worker "Little Red Songbook" as "Long Haired Preachers,", credited to F. B. Brechler (subsequently credited to Joe Hill in Mar 6, 1913 fifth edition)
Preacher and the Slave, The
The Preacher and the Slave (JOE HILL) (1911)
In 1927 Carl Sandburg also included a version of "The Preacher And The Slave" on page 222 of American Songbag.
Charlie Craver was probably the first artist to record Joe Hill's adaptation, although on the label the writing credit goes to Craver himself ??!!
(c) Charlie Craver (1929) (as "You'll Get "Pie" In The Sky When You Die")
Recorded December 12, 1929 in New York
Released on Brunswick 392
(c) Bud Billings (=Frank Luther) and Carson Robison (1929) (as "You'll Get Pie In The Sky When You Die")
Recorded January 20, 1930 in New York
Relaesed on Victor V-40221
Victor matrix BVE-59101. You'll get pie in the sky when you die / Bud Billings ; Carson Robison - Discography of American Historical Recordings
(c) Pete Seeger, Tom Glazer, Hally Wood and Ronnie Gilbert (1947) (as "The Preacher and the Slave")
Recorded 1947 in New York
Released on "People's Songs For National Maritime Union" (private pressing of transcriptions of soundtrack for filmstrip prepared by People's Songs.
(c) Harry "Haywire Mac" McClintock (1953) (as "Long Haired Preachers")
He is credited as being the first person to sing "The Preacher and the Slave", in public. He was a lifelong member of the Industrial Workers of the World.
On November 17, 1952 McClintock was interviewed and recorded by Sam Eskin in San Pedro, CA,
Released in 1960's on the album "Haywire Mac" (Cook-label #1124)
Re-released in 1972 on the Folkways label:
Haywire Mac - Smithsonian Folkways
(c) Joe Glazer (1954) (as "The Preacher And The Slave (Pie In The Sky)")
Joe Glazer - Songs Of Joe Hill Sung By Joe Glazer (Vinyl, LP, Album) at Discogs
(c) Oscar Brand (1957) (as "Pie In The Sky")
Oscar Brand - Pie In The Sky (Vinyl, LP, Album) at Discogs
(c) Johnny Cash (1974) (as "Pie In The Sky")
Recorded February 18, 1974 at House Of Cash, Hendersonville, TN
Johnny Cash [vcl/gt], Oak Ridge Boys [vcl]. Ray Edenton [gt], Carl Perkins [gt], Bob Wooton [gt], Marshall Grant [bass], WS Holland [drums], Larry McCoy [piano], Carter Family [hmny vcl]. Producer: Johnny Cash and Charlie Bragg)
Released on the album "Ragged Old Flag"
Johnny Cash - Ragged Old Flag (Vinyl, LP, Album) at Discogs
(c) Johnny Cash (1975) (as "In The Sweet By And By")
Recorded June 17, 1974 at House Of Cash, Hendersonville, TN
Johnny Cash [vcl/gt], John Christopher [gt], Jerry Shook [gt], Pete Wade [gt], Carl Perkins [el gt], Bob Wooton [el gt],, Marshall Grant/ John C. Williams [bass], WS Holland [drums], William Harris/ Farrell Morris [percussion], Bill Walker [piano] + Sheldon Kurland Strings + horns + Carter Family. Producer: Johnny Cash and Bill Walker)
Released on the album "Sings Precious Memories"
Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash Sings Precious Memories (Vinyl, LP, Album) at Discogs
Listen here (at 2 min and 45 sec):
On July 19, 1973 Johnny had recorded a demo of "In The Sweet By And By" (which was finally released in 2006)
Johnny Cash's Personal File - Compiling the Officially Released Recordings | Steve Hoffman Music Forums
More versions here:
The Originals © by Arnold Rypens - IN THE SWEET BYE AND BYE
Cover versions of Sweet By-and-By written by Joseph Webster, Fillmore Bennett | SecondHandSongs
woensdag 3 januari 2018
Carmen Carmela (1904) / Carmela (1917) / Tulips and Heather (1951) / Tulpaner I Mossa (1951) / Bloeiende Heide (1952) / We'll Be Together (1962)
"Carmen Carmela" is traditional Mexican love-song, which was also popular in Anglified versions by Fred Waring as "Tulips and Heather" and Elvis Presley as "We'll Be Together"
The earliest recorded Mexican versions are very hard to find. If anyone can provide me of a soundfile for the first 2 versions below, I would appreciate that very much.
(o) Señor Rafael Herrera Robinson (1905) (as "Carmen Carmela")
Recorded around May or June 1904
Released on Edison Gold Moulded Cylinder #18526
(c) (Jesús) Abrego y (Leopoldo) Picazo (1907) (as "Carmen Carmela")
Recorded July 8, 1907 in Mexico City.
Released March 1908 on single-faced Victor 98231
Re-released in 1909 on double-faced Victor 62049
In 1908 Abrego and Picazo also recorded the song for the Columbia-label.
Released on Columbia C-438.
Carmen Carmela | Frontera Project
In 1917 the song was collected by Eleanor Hague and published in "Spanish-American Folk-Songs", with musical score and English translation.
(c) Dusolina Giannini (1926) (as "Carmela")
Recorded June 17, 1926 in Camden, New Jersey
Released on Victor 1195
Victor matrix BVE-34210. Carmela / Dusolina Giannini - Discography of American Historical Recordings
Dusolina Giannini - Cielito Lindo (Beautiful Sky) / Carmela (Shellac) at Discogs
Listen here: media.slub-dresden.de/fon/snp/b/007469/fon_snp_b_007469_01.mp3
(c) A. Fernandez Alba (1929) (as "Carmen Carmela")
Recorded August 23, 1929 in New York
Released on Victor 46452
Victor matrix BVE-55804. Carmen Carmela / A. Fernández Alba - Discography of American Historical Recordings
(c) Cesar Romero (1939) (as "Carmen Carmela")
Sung in the movie "The Cisco Kid and the Lady"
Watch it here:
(c) Tito Guizar (1941) (as "Darling Carmela")
Recorded August 27, 1941 in Hollywood, California
Released on Victor 27613 and on Victor 83657
Victor matrix PBS-061558. Darling Carmela / Tito Guizar ; Lou Bring - Discography of American Historical Recordings
(c) Freddy Martin 1941 (as "Carmen Carmela")
Recorded September 17, 1941
Released on Bluebird 11320
78 RPM - Freddy Martin - Tonight We Love / Carmen Carmela - Bluebird - USA - B-11320
Carmen Carmela : Freddy Martin and his Orchestra : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
Listen here: Carmen Carmela - Freddy Martin and his Orchestra.mp3
In 1950 Milton Carson (=pseudonym for songwriters Howard Barnes, Harry Fields and Joseph Roncoroni) wrote English lyrics to this tune, retitled "Tulips and Heather"
It was published in 1950 by John Fields Music Co Ltd in London
Tulips and Heather - Carson, Milton
Although "Tulips and Heather" was written in the UK, the first recording seems to be made in the USA.
(c) Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians (1951)
Recorded February 19, 1951
Released on Decca 27507
Tulips and Heather : Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
(c) Bob and Alf Pearson (1951) (as "Tulips and Heather")
Released in September 1951 on Parlophone F 2471
78rpm Community - Wikis Profile - Parlo F2450 - F2555
78 RPM - Bob And Alf Pearson - Tulips And Heather / By The Kissing Rock - Parlophone - UK - F. 2471
(c) Daphne and Benny Lee (1951) (as "Tulips and Heather")
Released in September 1951 on Decca F9734
78 RPM - Benny Lee - Shanghai / Tulips And Heather - Decca - UK - F. 9734
(c) Joe Loss and his Orchestra (1951) (as "Tulips and Heather")
Vocals Rose Brennan and The Loss Chords
Released in October 1951 on HMV BD6110
(c) Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra (1951) (as "Tulips and Heather")
Released in November 1951 on Columbia FB3622
78 RPM - Victor Silvester And His Ballroom Orchestra - Tulips And Heather / While You Danced, Danced, Danced (I Walked In With A Smile) - Columbia - UK - F.B. 3622
(c) Vera Lynn (1951) (as "Tulips and Heather")
Released in November 1951 on London 1172
(c) Benny Strong (1951)
Released on Capitol 1952
Benny Strong And His Orchestra - Tavern In The Town / Tulips And Heather (Vinyl) at Discogs
(c) Bill Hayes (1952) (as "Tulips and Heather")
Recorded December 1951
Released on MGM 11142
Tulips and Heather : Bill Hayes : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive
Listen here: Tulips and Heather - Bill Hayes - Carson.mp3
(c) Perry Como (1952) (as "Tulips and Heather") (US Chart Position No. 16)
Recorded December 18, 1951
Released on RCA Victor 47-4453
Perry Como - Please Mr. Sun / Tulips And Heather at Discogs
45cat - Perry Como - Tulips And Heather / Please Mr. Sun - RCA Victor - USA - 47-4453
Tulips and Heather
(c) Bertil Boo (1951) (as "Tulpaner I Mossa")
Swedish lyrids by Gösta Carje
78 RPM - Bertil Boo - Tulpaner I Mossa (Tulips And Heather) / Lycka Till (Good Luck, Good Health, God Bless You) - Sonora Elit - Sweden - 7607
(c) The Ramblers (1952) (as "Bloeiende Heide")
Dutch lyrics Willy Pol
Released on Decca M 34340
78 RPM - The Ramblers - Bloeiende Heide (Tulips And Heather) / Over 25 Jaar - Decca - Netherlands - M. 34340
(c) Rosa Ponselle 1954 (as "Carmen Carmela")
Recorded October 21, 1954
Released on RCA Victor LM 2047.
Rosa Ponselle - Rosa Ponselle In Song (Vinyl, LP) at Discogs
(c) Carmen Prietto with Bert Weedon (1956) (as "Carmen Carmela")
Carmen Prietto, Bert Weedon - Songs From Mexico (Vinyl, LP) at Discogs
(c) Bud & Travis (1960) (as "Carmen Carmella")
Bud And Travis - Bud And Travis ... In Concert (Vinyl, LP, Album) at Discogs
(c) Elvis Presley 1962 (as "We'll Be Together")
English lyrics by Charles O'Curran and Dudley Brooks
Recorded March 28, 1962
Released on "Girls, Girls, Girls" movie and album
Girls! Girls! Girls! (album) - Wikipedia
Elvis Presley: Original Version Recordings of Songs He Sang
The Original? | We'll Be Together Elvis Presley| David Neale
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In 1967 Boris Gardiner recorded a reggaefied version of the song.
(c) Oliver St. Patrick (=Boris Gardiner) and the Diamonds (1967) (as "Tulips")
45cat - Oliver St. Patrick And The Diamonds - I Want To Be Loved By You / Tulips - Trojan - Jamaica
45cat - Oliver St. Patrick And The Diamonds - I Want To Be Loved By You / Tulips - Trojan - UK - TR 005
Oliver St. Patrick And The Diamonds (2) - I Want To Be Loved / Tulips (Vinyl) at Discogs
Cover versions of Tulips and Heather written by Harry Fields, Howard Barnes, Joe Roncoroni | SecondHandSongs