- Buttons and Bows
"Buttons and Bows" is a popular
The music was written by
Jay Livingston, the lyrics by Ray Evans. The song was published in 1947. The song appeared in the Bob Hopemovie "The Paleface", and won the Academy Award for Best Original Song. It was a vocal selection on many radio programs in late 1948.
The most popular version of the song was recorded by
Dinah Shorein 1947, but reached the charts the next year. Charting versions of the song were also recorded by The Dinning Sisters, by Betty Rhodes, by Evelyn Knight, and by Betty Garrettthe same year. In addition, the song was also recorded in the United Statesby Gene Autryand in the United Kingdomby Geraldo and his orchestra (with vocalist Doreen Lundy). It was memorably performed (with most of the lyrics forgotten) by Dr. Frasier Cranein the " Frasier" episode "Look Before You Leap". The song was also used in the sequel " Son of Paleface".
Dinah Shoreversion was recorded on November 30, 1947, and released by Columbia Recordsas catalog number 38284. The record first reached the Billboard magazinecharts on September 17, 1948 and lasted 24 weeks on the chart, peaking at #1. cite book
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The Dinning Sisters' version was recorded on December 29, 1947, and released by Capitol Recordsas catalog number 15184. The record first reached the Billboard magazinecharts on October 22, 1948 and lasted 16 weeks on the chart, peaking at #7.
Betty Rhodesversion was released by RCA Victor Recordsas catalog number 20-3078.`The record first reached the Billboard magazinecharts on November 12, 1948 and lasted 6 weeks on the chart, peaking at #15.
Connie Francisversion was recorded on April 27, 1962 at RCA Italiana Studios in Rome. It was originally intended for inclusion on the album "Connie Francis sings Award Winning Motion Picture Hits" on MGM RecordsE-/SE-4048. However, before the album was released in March 1963, the song was shelved and remained in the vaults unreleased until 1996.
Evelyn Knightversion was recorded on November 29, 1947, and released by Decca Recordsas catalog number 24489. The record first reached the Billboard magazinecharts on November 12, 1948and lasted 6 weeks on the chart, peaking at #22.
Betty Garrettversion was recorded on December 29, 1947, and released by MGM Recordsas catalog number 10244. The record first reached the Billboard magazinecharts on November 5, 1948and lasted 2 weeks on the chart, peaking at #27.
Gene Autryversion was recorded in December, 1947, and released by Columbia Recordsas catalog number 20469.
Doreen Lundyversion was recorded on November 10, 1948, and released by Parlophone Recordsas catalog number F 2326.
Snazin Smith/ RyoRyoversion was recorded in May 1999, and released by ToiBoi Records. This was the second duet performed by the two, and the first where Snazin freestyle rapped.
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