Buttons and Bows


Buttons and Bows

"Buttons and Bows" is a popular song.

The music was written by Jay Livingston, the lyrics by Ray Evans. The song was published in 1947. The song appeared in the Bob Hope movie "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 Shore in 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 Garrett the same year. In addition, the song was also recorded in the United States by Gene Autry and in the United Kingdom by Geraldo and his orchestra (with vocalist Doreen Lundy). It was memorably performed (with most of the lyrics forgotten) by Dr. Frasier Crane in the "Frasier" episode "Look Before You Leap". The song was also used in the sequel "Son of Paleface".

*The Dinah Shore version was recorded on November 30, 1947, and released by Columbia Records as catalog number 38284. The record first reached the Billboard magazine charts 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 Records as catalog number 15184. The record first reached the Billboard magazine charts on October 22, 1948 and lasted 16 weeks on the chart, peaking at #7.

*The Betty Rhodes version was released by RCA Victor Records as catalog number 20-3078.`The record first reached the Billboard magazine charts on November 12, 1948 and lasted 6 weeks on the chart, peaking at #15.

*The Connie Francis version 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 Records E-/SE-4048. However, before the album was released in March 1963, the song was shelved and remained in the vaults unreleased until 1996.

*The Evelyn Knight version was recorded on November 29, 1947, and released by Decca Records as catalog number 24489. The record first reached the Billboard magazine charts on November 12, 1948 and lasted 6 weeks on the chart, peaking at #22.

*The Betty Garrett version was recorded on December 29, 1947, and released by MGM Records as catalog number 10244. The record first reached the Billboard magazine charts on November 5, 1948 and lasted 2 weeks on the chart, peaking at #27.

*The Gene Autry version was recorded in December, 1947, and released by Columbia Records as catalog number 20469.

*The Geraldo/Doreen Lundy version was recorded on November 10, 1948, and released by Parlophone Records as catalog number F 2326.

*The Snazin Smith/RyoRyo version 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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