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 Posted:   Aug 2, 2017 - 3:02 PM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

Hi, David,

Do you have any feelings about THE SKY'S THE LIMIT, the film which introduced "My Shining Hour"?

Nope. smile



It's a great, but greatly underrated movie, IMHO, (and in the opinion of John Mueller, author of "Astaire Dancing)".

 Posted:   Aug 3, 2017 - 1:09 PM   
 By:   sdtom   (Member)

Over the years I've compiled a compilation CD of favorite singers doing movie material. Sometimes it is the OST which is the best.

 Posted:   Aug 19, 2017 - 6:31 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

Nearly all of the cuts on Julie London's "Our Fair Lady" album are film songs.

(And "As Time Goes By" is practically a film song by now, wouldn't you say?)

 Posted:   Aug 19, 2017 - 6:34 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

Wouldn't you know Pat Boone would do one, including the song everybody did:

 Posted:   Aug 22, 2017 - 7:50 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

The wonderful arranger Robert Farnon did one.

 Posted:   Sep 2, 2017 - 4:11 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

Skitch Henderson did one called Hollywood which I think got combined with another to make this cd:

 Posted:   Dec 28, 2017 - 7:54 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

All Mancini here:

 Posted:   Dec 29, 2017 - 5:26 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

Great suggestions so far, thanks to everyone for contributing. I've turned this post into a list of everything mentioned in this thread, and will keep adding if more is mentioned.

Frank Sinatra: Days of Wine and Roses

Sara Vaughan: Sings the Mancini Songbook

Lena Horne: Lena in Hollywood

Tony Bennett: The Movie Song Album

Doris Day: Hooray for Hollywood Vol. 1 & 2

Monica Mancini: Monica Mancini & Cinema Paradiso

Fred Astaire: The Astaire Story Vol. 1 & 2

Matt Monro: Invitation to the Movies

Andy Williams: Moon River

Eddie Fisher Sings Academy Award Winning Songs

Mel Torme Sings Fred Astaire

Julie Andrews Selects Her Favorite Disney Songs

Barbra Streisand: The Movie Album

Tony Bennett's "The Movie Song Album" contains a version of "The Shadow Of Your Smile" (from "The Sandpiper") that was specially arranged and conducted for him by the song's cocomposer Johnny Mandel.

 Posted:   Feb 8, 2018 - 7:39 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

Percy Faith did at least one:

 Posted:   Feb 9, 2018 - 4:29 PM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)

I picked up a copy of Sinatra's "Days of Wine and Roses, Moon River and Other Academy Award Winners" at a quirky little music store in Boston a few years back. I love finding little treasures like that. Another reason why we need those cds and those "machines" you play them in. smile

 Posted:   Feb 9, 2018 - 5:19 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

This album is all Mancini! I think there were quite a few of those, in the 60's.

 Posted:   Feb 9, 2018 - 5:20 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

Another Percy Faith:

 Posted:   Feb 10, 2018 - 4:21 AM   
 By:   MusicMad   (Member)

Another Percy Faith:


As good as that Percy Faith version is, and many others, the best ... by far ... is Ron Goodwin's 1970 recording (from his album Excitement) ...

This is one time when the cover version is better than the original (yes, I know the melody pre-dates the film score ... smile)

 Posted:   Mar 27, 2018 - 7:46 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

All film themes, all organ. Can't lose! smile

 Posted:   Apr 12, 2018 - 7:39 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

Here's Victor Young's "Hollywood Rhapsodies" album from 1954.

While most of the album doesn't do much for me, I have to say that the first cut, an arrangement of Newman's THE ROBE love theme, is downright intriguing.

 Posted:   Jun 12, 2018 - 8:08 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

Our Richard Rodney Bennett did one with Mary Cleere Haran called "Pennies From Heaven: Movie Songs From The Depression Era"

 Posted:   Jun 12, 2018 - 9:03 PM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

What's the most recent?

 Posted:   Jun 13, 2018 - 8:52 AM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

Our Richard Rodney Bennett did one with Mary Cleere Haran called "Pennies From Heaven: Movie Songs From The Depression Era"

Good one, David!

 Posted:   Jun 13, 2018 - 3:17 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

But I do have a version somewhere of additional lyrics to Mad, Mad World. Now I have to search my 45's for it.

I'm squirming in my seat, still, Eugene. Did you ever find it?

 Posted:   Jul 11, 2018 - 7:59 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

David Rose does one in 1957, with a VERY surprising final cut.

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