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The Greatest Hits Mi vida: At first, the song gained little popularity, perhaps because of its length and unconventional form.
As a vocal song, it also became a pop standard, beginning with Porter and Tony Martin ; new interpretations are often still measured against renditions by Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgeraldand Elvis Presley did an adaptation of his own. Retrieved from " https: RCA's pessimism with the whole idea of recording the long tune "that nobody could remember from beginning to end anyway" resulted in it being released on the "B" side of the record " Indian Love Call ", issued by Bluebird Records as catalog number B B.
Begin the Beguine
The Great Innovators — New York: This page was last edited on 30 Decemberat Why Can't You Behave? Shaw's persistence paid off, though, when "Begin the Beguine" became a best-selling record inpeaking at No. July 24, oglesias, New York City. Guinness World Records Limited.
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Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? The Great Innovators — as "a maverick, an unprecedented experiment and one which, to this day, after hearing it hundreds of times, I cannot sing or whistle or play from start to finish without the printed music Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories The recording became one of the most famous and popular anthems of the entire Swing Era.
Porter composed the song between KalabahiIndonesiaand Fiji during a Pacific cruise aboard Cunard 's ocean liner Franconia. Webarchive template wayback links Use mdy dates from December Articles with hAudio microformats.
Josephine Baker danced to it in her return to America in the Ziegfeld Follies ofbut neither she nor the song were successful. Two years later, however, bandleader Artie Shaw recorded an arrangement of the song, an extended swing orchestra version, in collaboration with his arranger and orchestratorJerry Gray.
Subsequent re-releases by RCA Victor catalog number  and other releases on LPs, tapes and CDs have kept the recording readily available continuously ever since its initial release. Views Read Edit View history. After signing a new recording contract with RCA Victor Shaw chose "Begin the Beguine" to be the first of six tunes he would record with his new 14 piece band at this, his first recording session with RCA.
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In short order, all the major big bands recorded it, including Harry JamesBenny GoodmanTommy Dorsey and Glenn Milleroften as an instrumental, as in the film.
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For the Spanish film, see Begin the Beguine film.