“Louis Armstrong – A Kiss To Build A Dream On [1962] Live”

10 Oct


“A Kiss to Build a Dream On” is a song composed by Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby and Oscar Hammerstein II in 1935.[1] It was recorded by Louis Armstrong in 1951.[1] It was also performed by Armstrong as well as by Mickey Rooney with William Demarest, by Sally Forrest, and by Kay Brown (virtually the entire cast performed part or all of the song) in the 1951 film “The Strip,” and was a sort of recurring theme in the film. Another popular recording was made by one of the movies guest-stars, Monica Lewis, and in early 1952, the version by Hugo Winterhalter and his Orchestra, with vocalist Johnny Parker, made it to the Pop 20 chart in the United States.

Sung by Richard Chamberlain, the song gained considerable exposure due to its being on the ‘B’ side of his 1962 hit: “Theme from Dr. Kildare (Three Stars Will Shine Tonight)”.

Rod Stewart covered the song in his 2004 album, Stardust: the Great American Songbook 3.

Deana Martin recorded A Kiss to Build a Dream On in 2009. The song was released on her album, Volare, in 2009 by Big Fish Records.




8 responses to ““Louis Armstrong – A Kiss To Build A Dream On [1962] Live”

  1. Bernadette

    August 23, 2016 at 6:23 am

    The only thing better than this is Louis and Ella together.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. America On Coffee

    August 23, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    I can hear the sweet sounds of that lovely duo. :-)


  3. koolkosherkitchen

    September 1, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    Love your blog and will be stopping by for musical treats! Thank you for visiting mine and for the following.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. America On Coffee

    September 2, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    I tried so hard to resist your unique dishes…;-)

    Liked by 1 person

  5. koolkosherkitchen

    September 2, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    I thank you for “unique” – but why resist when you can enjoy! I absolutely plan to enjoy the music on your blog!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. America On Coffee

    September 2, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    I willl enjoy your scrumptious looking foods…! They all look s0000 yummy! ..will try hard not to over indulge.:-) Have a great weekend!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. churchmouse

    November 30, 2016 at 8:21 am

    Thanks for this! ‘A Kiss to Build a Dream On’ was my dad’s favourite Louis Armstrong hit!! He listened to it on the weekends along with some of Satchmo’s other great songs. Great stuff!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. America On Coffee

    November 30, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    Pleasant memories keep our hearts smiling. It’s a great pleasure to share them! :-)



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