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“DREAM A LITTLE DREAM OF ME – Doris Day … includes Rosemary Clooney, Joni James and Mama Cass Elliot versions”

19 Sep

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“Dream a Little Dream of Me” was recorded by Ozzie Nelson and his Orchestra, with vocal by Nelson, on February 16, 1931 for Brunswick Records. Two days later, Wayne King and His Orchestra, with vocal by Ernie Birchill, recorded the song for Victor Records. “Dream a Little Dream of Me” was also an early signature tune of Kate Smith. In the summer of 1950, seven recordings of “Dream a Little Dream of Me” were in release, with the versions by Frankie Laine and Jack Owens reaching the US Top 20 at respectively #18 and #14: the other versions were by Cathy Mastice, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Jordan, Vaughn Monroe, Dinah Shore and a duet version by Bing Crosby and Georgia Gibbs. Other traditional pop acts to record “Dream a Little Dream of Me” include Louis Armstrong, Barbara Carroll, Nat King Cole, Doris Day, Joni James, and Dean Martin.

The song was again recorded in 1968 by Mama Cass Elliot with The Mamas & the Papas, and then by Anita Harris. More than 40 other versions followed, including by the Mills Brothers, Sylvie Vartan, Henry Mancini, The Beautiful South, Anne Murray, Erasure, Michael Bublé, and Italian vocal group Blue Penguin (see below: List of recorded versions).

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4 responses to ““DREAM A LITTLE DREAM OF ME – Doris Day … includes Rosemary Clooney, Joni James and Mama Cass Elliot versions”

  1. grevisangel73

    September 19, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    Mama’s And Papa’s best version.

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  2. America On Coffee

    September 20, 2016 at 12:30 am

    Will check-it-out, again…. Thanks for your suggestion! ;-)

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  3. J L Hunt

    September 23, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    I’m a huge fan of Doris Day, love all of her movies & music :-)

    Like

     
  4. America On Coffee

    September 23, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    Me too, she was always so fun in movies.

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