Monday, March 19, 2012

"People will say we're in love..."


Oklahoma!  
 is the first musical written by the team of composer Richard Rodgers and librettist Oscar Hammerstein II.  Set in Oklahoma Territory  outside the town of Claremore in 1906, it tells the story of cowboy Curly McLain and his romance with farm girl Laurey Williams. 


The original Broadway production opened on March 31, 1943. It was a box-office smash and ran for an unprecedented 2,212 performances, later enjoying award-winning revivals, national tours, foreign productions and an Academy-Award-winning 1955 film adaptation.  It has long been a popular choice for school and community productions


This song has been presented and/or recorded by many musicians and artists, including instrumental versions. Three versions made the Top 40 charts: Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, and The Ink Spots.

Featuring the amazing local jazz stylist, Denee Barr, topping the Top 40 Charts!


SING IT, Denee! 

Lyrics:

Don't throw bouquets at me
Don't please my folks too much



Don't laugh at my jokes too much
People will say we're in love!
 


Don't sigh and gaze at me
Your sighs are so like mine
Your eyes mustn't glow like mine
People will say we're in love! 




Don't start collecting things
Give me my rose and my glove.
Sweetheart they're suspecting things
People will say we're in love. 







       The list of  artists (singing PEOPLE WILL SAY WE'RE in LOVE) includes:
              Andy Williams 
              Chet Baker & Gerry Mulligan
              Doris Day
             Ella Fitzgerald
       Erroll Garner
                 Gordon Macrae and Shirley Jones (film version)
                 Helen Merrill
                 Herb Ellis & Jimmy Giuffre
       Johnny Otis
 Lena Horne 
                    Mary Lou Williams
                    Nancy Wilson
                    Nat King Cole
                     Nelson Riddle
                    Peggy Lee
Perry Como
                 Ray Charles
                 Ray Conniff
                 Rosemary Clooney
Sammy Davis Jr. & Carmen McRae
                The Cannonball Adderley Quintet   + many others not on a long list.

Spring and love blog:
Kay Weeks & Denee Barr
Photos: In and around Ellicott City, including
neighborhoods and the wonderful Main Street
in the Historic District. 


3/19/12
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4 comments:

Denee Barr Art News and More said...

Thanks Kay
Almost Spring Beautiful Flowers and Blossoms Hip Hip Hooray!

Kay Weeks said...

Great to work with you, as always, Denee!!

Flowers, beauty...pollen...but, well...it's worth it!

Hooray is right!

Kay Weeks said...
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Anonymous said...

What a lovely springtime post, Denee's song with the pics and credits. Nice one.