MUSIC MONDAY Cole Porter’s song “True Love” in the movie HIGH SOCIETY sung by Bing Crosby

Cole Porter’s song “True Love” in the movie HIGH SOCIETY sung by Bing Crosby

True Love .. Grace and Bing .. Full scene.

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True Love (song)

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“True Love”
Single by Richard Chamberlain
from the album Richard Chamberlain Sings
B-side I Will Love You
Released 1963
Format 7″ single
Length 2:17
Label MGM
Writer(s) Cole Porter
Richard Chamberlain singles chronology
All I Have to Do Is Dream / Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo
(1963)
I Will Love You / True Love
(1963)
Blue Guitar
(1963)
“True Love”
Single by George Harrison
from the album Thirty Three & 1/3
B-side “Pure Smokey”
Released 18 February 1977
Format 7″ single
Length 2:45
Label Dark Horse
George Harrison singles chronology
Crackerbox Palace
(1977)
True Love
(1977)
It’s What You Value
(1977)
Thirty Three & 1/3 track listing

True Love” is a popular song written by Cole Porter and was published in 1956. The song was introduced by Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly in the musical film High Society.[1] The Crosby–Kelly version, accompanied by Johnny Green‘s MGM studio orchestra using a romantic arrangement by Conrad Salinger, was also a popular recorded version of the song, peaking at number 4.[2]

Kelly’s contribution on the record is relatively minor, duetting with Bing on only the final chorus. Nonetheless, the single is co-credited to her and became her only gold record and 21st gold record for Bing Crosby.

True Love is the name of C.K. Dexter Haven’s yacht, on which he and Tracy Lord honeymooned off the coast of Maine. They are fictional characters in the play The Philadelphia Story, on which the musical is based. Bing Crosby later owned a 55-foot Constellation yacht which he named the True Love.

Other recordings

A version of the song by Jane Powell out at the same time as the Crosby–Kelly version was also popular. Elvis Presley cut a version of it that was featured on his successful album Loving You from 1957.[3] Ricky Nelson included a version of the song on his 1957 debut album Ricky.[4] Shelley Fabares cut a version of the song on her album Shelley! released in 1962.[5] Al Hirt released a version on his 1962 album, Trumpet and Strings.[6] The Everly Brothers recorded a version for their 1962 album Instant Party without any commercial success though.[7] In 1961, Patsy Cline covered the song on her second studio album, Patsy Cline Showcase.[8] Other versions to achieve success include Jack Jones, 1965, as the closing tune for There’s Love and There’s Love and There’s Love, an album of romance classics arranged by Nelson Riddle;[9] Richard Chamberlain‘s 1963 single which peaked at number 30,[10] a 1976 version by George Harrison from his album Thirty Three & 1/3[11] released as a single in 1977,[12] a 1988 version by Shakin’ Stevens, a 1993 duet by Elton John and Kiki Dee and the song has also featured on a number of albums cut by Connie Francis. The group Oasis recorded a version for their self-titled album in 1984.[13] Anne Murray recorded a cover of the song for her album Croonin’ (1993).[14] Neil Diamond covered the song for his 1998 album, The Movie Album: As Time Goes By.[15]

References

  1. ^ High Society (1956) – Soundtracks from the Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ “BING CROSBY | Artist”. Official Charts. Retrieved 21 April 2013.
  3. ^ Eder, Bruce. “Loving You – Elvis Presley : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards”. AllMusic. Retrieved 21 April 2013.
  4. ^ Ruhlmann, William. “Ricky – Rick Nelson : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards”. AllMusic. Retrieved 21 April 2013.
  5. ^ Adams, Greg. “Shelley!/The Things We Did Last Summer – Shelley Fabares : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards”. AllMusic. Retrieved 21 April 2013.
  6. ^ Al Hirt, Trumpet and Strings Retrieved April 8, 2013.
  7. ^ Liner notes for The Everly Brothers “Instant Party”
  8. ^ Patsy Cline’s Recording Sessions – The Decca Years
  9. ^ Ankeny, Jason. “She Loves Me/There’s Love & There’s Love & There’s Love – Jack Jones : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards”. AllMusic. Retrieved 21 April 2013.
  10. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 99. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  11. ^ Ruhlmann, William. “Thirty Three & 1/3 – George Harrison : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards”. AllMusic. Retrieved 21 April 2013.
  12. ^ Calkin, Graham. “George Harrison – True Love”. Jpgr.co.uk. Retrieved 21 April 2013.
  13. ^ “Oasis – Oasis : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards”. AllMusic. Retrieved 21 April 2013.
  14. ^ Cooper, Dan. “Croonin’ – Anne Murray : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards”. AllMusic. Retrieved 21 April 2013.
  15. ^ Gallucci, Michael. “The Movie Album: As Time Goes By – Neil Diamond : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards”. AllMusic. Retrieved 21 April 2013.

 

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