10/10/2015 11:20 am  #1


Domenica

In honor of Columbus Day, here is a forgotten song Bing recorded for his 1961 album Holiday In Europe...



 

 

13/10/2015 5:24 am  #2


Re: Domenica

Thanks for posting that song, sung so well by Bing. Looking at the new discography by Wig and Jim, I see that Bing gets song-writing credit (with others). I wonder what his contribution was.

 

14/10/2015 12:21 pm  #3


Re: Domenica

Perhaps he assisted with the adaptation into English? Bing wasn't known for adding his name as composer just to get a piece of the songwriting royalties without actually writing a comma, the way other entertainers infamouusly did.

Here's the original version of this song in Italian by Mario Riva, "Domenica e sempre domenica," from his weekly TV show on Italian TV:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRjp8x3M6t0

Spanish crooner Jose Guardiola also cut a fine version in Spanish around the same time as Bing. Here it is:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtXiiSpwCE0

 

14/10/2015 1:17 pm  #4


Re: Domenica

Anton G.-F. wrote:

Perhaps he assisted with the adaptation into English? Bing wasn't known for adding his name as composer just to get a piece of the songwriting royalties without actually writing a comma, the way other entertainers infamouusly did.

Fred Reynolds in "The Crosby Collection 1926-1977 Volume 5" says - "During a conversation with the author (ie Reynolds himself) Bing said that he first heard the song in Rome when there for the Olympic Games in 1960. He said that he liked it so much that when he returned to his hotel he wrote English lyrics for it but modestly dismissed them as "not very good" "



 

 

15/10/2015 8:01 am  #5


Re: Domenica

Anton G.-F. wrote:

Here's the original version of this song in Italian by Mario Riva, "Domenica e sempre domenica," from his weekly TV show on Italian TV:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRjp8x3M6t0

Very fruity brass there. Billy May in Italy!
 

 

01/11/2015 8:55 pm  #6


Re: Domenica

I think Arne Fogel broadcasted in one of his last issues of his "Bing Shift" a version of Domenica which Bing had recorded for a radio programme.
 


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