Original Song Singers

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Re: Original Song Singers

Postby Big Magilla » Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:21 pm

"Tender Is the Night" was sung by a chorus.
https://secondhandsongs.com/work/142795/all

Confirmed: "To Love and Be Loved" was sung by a chorus (conducted by Elmer Bernstein.)
https://secondhandsongs.com/work/149132

"Linda" was never recorded, but according to Wikipedia, Pat Friday sang it on the radio in Story of G.I. Joe - she can also be heard dubbing a song from Sun Valley Serenade for Lynn Bari in The Shape of Water.
https://secondhandsongs.com/artist/4359 in the film.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat_Friday

"Rio de Janeiro" was sung by Tito Guizar.
https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesm ... 886211.pdf

"The Cat and the Canary" was not sung by Pamela Blake, but by whoever dubbed her.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038249/trivia
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Re: Original Song Singers

Postby OscarGuy » Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:14 am

I think I may have been able to isolate some of the other ones. Can someone please verify these?

Silver Shadows and Golden Dreams (still nothing)
Linda from The Story of G.I. Joe was either sung by Pat Friday (one source) or Shelley Mitchell (a different source)
So Little Time was apparently sung by Andy Williams as Exit Music.
Tender Is the Night also apparently didn't have lyrics in the film.
Saludos Amigos was a chorus (found this one on YouTube)
Somewhere in My Memory was a chorus (found this one on YouTube)
Cry Freedom as best as I can find was sung by George Fenton and Jonas Gwangwa
The Cat and the Canary was sung by Pamela Blake I think?
Come Follow, Follow Me was sung by The Springfield Revival
Rio De Janeiro sung by Tito Guizar (found this one on YouTube maybe)
Pennies for Peppino was sung by an "island boy" and one source indicates this was Billy Roy.
To Love and Be Loved was sung by a chorus (according to the scene I found on YouTube)

Then, I got some help from the Facebook group:

Faithful Forever sung by Jessica Dragonette and Lanny Ross
Bachelor in Paradise sung by a chorus
The Morning After was Carol Lynley dubbed by Renee Armand
Life Is What You Make It sung by a chorus
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Re: Original Song Singers

Postby Big Magilla » Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:06 pm

It doesn't make much sense.

The theme from The High and the Mighty was whistled in all prints except the one theatre in L.A. where the lyrics were sung in order to qualify for its nomination.

"Mona Lisa" is sung in Italian in Captain Carey, U.S.A. as a warning to Alan Ladd that the Nazis are around, but won the Oscar because of the English version immortalized by Nat King Cole.

I had always assumed that "Linda" was the Buddy Clark song whose composer was Linda McCartney's father and named the song after his toddler daughter. That song, which has remained popular, was written in 1946 and recorded in 1947. The song from The Story of G.I. Joe is another song, and although I've seen the film several times, I don't remember it.
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Re: Original Song Singers

Postby Mister Tee » Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:05 pm

Big Magilla wrote:""Love Letters" was not sung in the 1945 film. Lyrics were added to the film's theme afterward and sung by many recording artists of the day, most notably Dick Haymes.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_Letters_(song)

The same is true of "My Wishing Doll", the lyrics of which were added to Elmer Bernstein's main theme after the film's release.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawaii_(E ... stein_song)

And "More" as well.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/More_(The ... Mondo_Cane)


So, were the rules changed at some point? Because I was always under the impression the song had to have lyrics to qualify for the category -- even if it was barely-trying lyrics like "Gonna Fly Now". And I thought those rules were in effect by the 60s. I was shocked when, sometime in the past few years, I finally saw Mondo Cane and found out More was never sung (though it was played for quite a lengthy stretch).

Somewhat apropos: this also induces whiplash in me in regard to the status of This Is My Song, from A Countess from Hong Kong in 1967. The Petula Clark hit single clearly noted the song as being from the film, and the song seemed so in the wheelhouse of the Academy's music branch at the time that I'd always assumed there was some latent Chaplin hate in the branch that kept the song from nomination. However, I recently saw the film for the first time, and discovered that, as with More, the music played prominently, but the version-with-lyrics never emerged. I'd thought that settled the issue, but if, as you say, My Wishing Doll got nominated in the same circumstance just a year earlier, I'm back to wondering why Chaplin was excluded.

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Re: Original Song Singers

Postby Big Magilla » Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:26 pm

"The Slipper and the Rose Waltz (He/She Danced with Me)" was sung by Richard Chamberlain and Gemma Craven.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075232/aw ... tt_ql_op_1

"I Will Wait for You" was sung by Danielle Licardi and José Bartel who provided the singing voices of Catherine Deneuve and Nino and Castelnuovo's characters in The Umbrellas of Cherbourg.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Umbre ... _Cherbourg

"Love Letters" was not sung in the 1945 film. Lyrics were added to the film's theme afterward and sung by many recording artists of the day, most notably Dick Haymes.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_Letters_(song)

The same is true of "My Wishing Doll", the lyrics of which were added to Elmer Bernstein's main theme after the film's release.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawaii_(E ... stein_song)

And "More" as well.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/More_(The ... Mondo_Cane)

"Charade" was sung by an unidentified chorus.
https://www.amazon.com/Charade-Henry-Ma ... soundtrack
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Original Song Singers

Postby OscarGuy » Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:24 pm

This might be a challenge, but I'm working on data to see just how many original song nominees were sung by the same person, both on the telecast and in the movies. So, I'm trying to get the song performers from the films themselves. I've gotten the large majority of them, but I'm missing a sizable number.

What I'm looking for is any individual who sang the songs in the films (either during the film or over the end credits). For example, if I said "Beauty and the Beast" from Beauty and the Beast, the correct answer would be Angela Lansbury, Celine Dion, and Peabo Bryson.

Here's the list I still need info on. I realize some might have been sung by choruses and some might not have been sung in the film (even though modern rules would prohibit that). I've looked on both IMDb and Wikipedia, but was unable to find these.

"Faithful Forever" from Gulliver's Travels (1939)

"Pennies for Peppino" from Flying with Music (1942)

"Saludos Amigtos" from Saludos Amigos (1943)

"Rio De Janeiro" from Brazil (1944)
"Silver Shadows and Golden Dreams" from Lady, Let's Dance (1944)

"Linda" form The Story of G.I. Joe (1945)
"Love Letters" from Love Letters (1945)
"The Cat and the Canary" from Why Girls Leave Home (1945)

"To Love and Be Loved" from Some Came Running (1958)

"Bachelor in Paradise" from Bachelor in Paradise (1961)

"Tender Is the Night" from Tender Is the Night (1962)

"Charade" from Charade (1963)
"More" from Mondo Cane (1963)
"So Little Time" from So Little Time (1963)

"I Will Wait for You" from The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1965)

"My Wishing Doll" from Hawaii (1966)

"Life Is What You Make It" from Kotch (1971)

"Come Follow, Follow Me" from The Little Ark (1972)
"The Morning After" from The Poseidon Adventure (1972) - The reason I ask on this one is that I thought Maureen McGovern sang it, but IMDb says it was Carol Lynley (dubbed by Renee Armand)

"The Slipper and the Rose Waltz" from The Slipper and the Rose (1977)

"Cry Freedom" from Cry Freedom (1987)

"Somewhere in My Memory" from Home Alone (1990)
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