James' version also was issued on M-G-M Records for national distribution. The best-known early version of the song was recorded after James' recording by Sue Thompson on Mercury 's country label as catalog number It entered the Billboard chart on August 22, , and lasted 12 weeks on the chart, peaking at No. A cover version by Jo Stafford became the most popular version. Issued by Columbia Records as catalog number , it was Stafford's biggest hit, topping the charts in both the United States and the United Kingdom the first song by a female singer to top the UK Singles Chart.
This version first entered the chart on August 29, , and remained on the chart for 10 weeks, reaching No. A later version of the song, by the Duprees , also made the Billboard Top 10, reaching No. Sunday Afternoon 9. Street Scene Imagination Pick Yourself Up I Get a Kick out of You I'll Be Around Beautiful Love Blue Star Flamingo With a Song in My Heart Can't We Be Friends?
Symphony Volume ten in the complete chronological recordings of Benny Carter, as compiled and presented on compact disc in by the Classics label, contains most of the originally issued master takes from his Verve and Victor sessions which transpired in New York and Los Angeles during the period between July 26, and January 4, What didn't make it onto this disc was a chunk of the Carter discography dating from August and October , including the material released as the Alone Together album by "Benny Carter with the Oscar Peterson Trio and Buddy Rich" and a couple of tunes by Benny Carter's Orchestra with vocals by Savannah Churchill.
Tracks one-three are performed by a solid little octet, while tracks four and six exhibit all the traits of polished early-'50s studio production, laying it on thickly using a large studio orchestra glazed with strings, a harp, and neatly harmonized group vocals. Even so, Carter sounds marvelous out in front with his creamy alto sax. Tracks five, seven, and eight are even better examples of Benny Carter's early-'50s sound. Tracks nine-twelve, played by Carter and a quartet led by pianist Oscar Peterson, were issued on a 10" long-playing Verve record with the word "Cosmopolite" on the cover.
Also he pulled it all off with such ease and aplomb, never breaking a sweat. The late trumpeter Doc Cheatham agreed that Carter made the difficult look easy, perhaps too easy. Its also fair to say that Carter was an unabashed balladeer able to make the alto sing, partly by allowing each note to fully bloom. It expresses his musical impressions of Japan and warm feeling for the Japanese people.
In his last few decades he remained very active, widely honored, and performed for least three US Presidents. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Stream or buy on:. Genre Jazz Blues. Recording Date January 24, - October 2, Track Listing.
Benny Carter. Old Fashioned Love. James P. Mezz Mezzrow. Sendin' the Vipers. I'm in the Mood for Swing. Push Out. Nathaniel Reed. I Just Got a Letter. David Franklin.Volume ten in the complete chronological recordings of Benny Carter, as compiled and presented on compact disc in by the Classics label, contains most of the originally issued master takes from his Verve and Victor sessions which transpired in New York and Los Angeles during the period between July 26, and January 4,