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This week’s selection was written by Robert Allen, with lyrics by Al Stillman and became a major hit in 1957.  In fact, the song was listed on Billboard’s “Most Played By Jockeys” survey for the performer who has sold more than 350 million records during his lengthy and highly successful career.  The song was also received the Grammy Hall of Fame award in 1998.  The song first appeared on the cialis tablets 40mg Billboard Top 40 charts on September 16, 1957, remained on the charts for 22 weeks and peaked at #1.  The “B”-side was one of three Top Ten hits in 1957, peaking at #9.  

After last week’s somewhat gloomy leadup to St. Valentine’s Day, this song conveys a sense of cautious hope, suggesting to the recipient of the song that love is entirely possible, along with a reminder that  matters of the heart, like life itself, always include an element of risk.

Without further ado, this week’s selection is the hauntingly beautiful 1957 megahit by Johnny Mathis, entitled, “Chances Are”.

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Julie London from 1963…

Tom Netherton sings and Bob Smale at the piano on the Lawrence Welk Show (1979)…

Here is a very tasteful arrangement by a Filipino (?) group, consisting of Arthur Manuntag on vocals, Romy Posadas on piano, Tom Galang on bass and Cesar Cruz on drums…Posted March 22, 2008…

Cuban-born, two-time Grammy Award winner Jon Secada’s professional career began in the late 1980s when Gloria Estefan hired him as a background singer.  Here he performs on the show Fox & Friends, on September 22, 2009.  You may wish to skip the chatter after he’s finished singing, but he does a very nice job…

Marc Curtis – Posted June 21, 2010…

Here’s a very nice instrumental version on the player piano, paying homage to the sound of an earlier time. – Posted on September 12, 2010

Here’s a pretty decent homemade video by someone who calls himself TankTopCrooner, apparently from somewhere east, west, south or north of Margaritaville. – Posted September 24, 2010…

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    Mathis re-recorded “Chances Are” in 1996 as a duet with Liza Minnelli for her Grammy-nominated album “Gently”, however this writer was unable to locate a video version on the web.

    Here is the “B” side of “Chances Are”, “The Twelfth of Never”, which peaked at #9 in 1957…

    Mathis’ “Gina” rose to #6 in 1962…

    “What Will My Mary Say” peaked at #9 in 1963…

    Mathis then began to place more emphasis upon producing albums rather than singles, however, he did have one more Top Ten hit, a collaboration with Deniece Williams in 1978, the #1 hit “Too Much, Too Little, Too Late”…

    Robert Allen was a pianist, arranger and songwriter who, in collaboration with lyricist Al Stillman also wrote “(There’s No Place Like) Home for the Holidays”, and “Everybody Loves a Lover.”  

    In addition, Allen wrote “It’s Not for Me To Say” for the 1957 movie “Lizzie”, starring Eleanor Parker and sung by Johnny Mathis.  This recording, arranged by Ray Conniff, reached #5 on the dove comprare viagra generico 200 mg a Napoli Billboard Top 100 singles chart and was Mathis’ first Top Ten hit…

    Although Art Stillman usually wrote the lyrics for Robert Allen’s songs, in this case, Allen collaborated with lyricist Richard Adler to create “Everybody Loves a Lover”, which became a #14 hit on the http://maientertainmentlaw.com/?search=accutane-buy-online Hot 100 Composite Hits chart for Doris Day in 1958.  The Shirelles’ remake in 1963 reached #19 on the dove acquistare il vardenafil 20 mg Billboard Hot 100 charts, the rendition that follows…

    Al Stillman wrote lyrics in collaboration with other songwriters as well.   A couple of the best known follow…

    “The Breeze and I” was based upon a Spanish language song, “Andalucia”, written by Ernesto Lecuona.  Al Stillman wrote the English language lyrics for the song.  The best-known versions were by Jimmy Dorsey in 1940 and Caterina Valente in 1955.  

    Dorsey’s version first appeared on the comprare vardenafil Napoli Billboard magazine charts on July 20, 1940, remained on the charts for nine weeks and peaked at #2.

    Valente’s cover version made its first appearance on the generic cialis next day shipping Billboard magazine charts on March 30, 1955 and remained on the charts for fourteen weeks, rising as high as #13.  

    Here is Valente’s 1955 version…

    Stillman collaborated with Paul McGrane to create “Jukebox Saturday Night”, which became a hit in 1942 for the Glenn Miller Orchestra and the Pied Pipers vocal group…

    This is obviously not a cover, but is entitled “Chances Are.”  The video depicts what appear to be the opening scenes for a film, with music by Ben Sidran and Clementine. The Madison, Wisconsin-based Sidran was a member of the Steve Miller Band in the 1960s, appearing on their “Children of the Future” album.  A very pleasant, Latin-infused tune.  Embedding is not possible, but you can hear it here.  

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