Boulevard of Broken Dreams (Al Dubin song)

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"Boulevard of Broken Dreams"
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Published 1933
Language English
Original artist Deane Janis with Hal Kemp's Orchestra
Recorded by Deane Janis with Hal Kemp's Orchestra
(see also covers)
Performed by Constance Bennett in the film Moulin Rouge

"Boulevard of Broken Dreams" is a 1933 hit song by Al Dubin (lyrics) and Harry Warren (music), set in Paris. The narrator says "I walk along the street of sorrow/The Boulevard of Broken Dreams/Where gigolo and gigolette/Can take a kiss without regret/So they forget their broken dreams."

The song appeared in the 1934 film Moulin Rouge and was sung in the film by Constance Bennett. However, Bennett never made a recording of the song. It was originally recorded by Deane Janis with Hal Kemp's Orchestra on October 31, 1933, in Chicago before the release of the film and was issued on the Brunswick label as catalog number 6734.[1]

Covers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Liner notes from the album Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? American Song During the Great Depression (PDF). newworldrecords.org. New World Records, p. 12
  2. ^ Abrams, Steven and Settlemier, Tyrone. BLUEBIRD numerical listings 5000 - 5500 Online Discographical Project. Retrieved June 1, 2011
  3. ^ Ted Weems and his Orchestra: Discography redhotjazz.com
  4. ^ Abrams, Steven and Settlemier, Tyrone. Victor 24000 - 24500 Numerical Listing 1932 - 1933 Online Discographical Project. Retrieved June 1, 2011
  5. ^ Song artist 629 - Jan Garber
  6. ^ Abrams, Steven and Settlemier, Tyrone. Conqueror records 8000 - 8500 Online Discographical Project. Retrieved June 1, 2011
  7. ^ Van der Kolff, Frans.Bing Crosby: A Sonography bingmagazine.co.uk
  8. ^ Abrams, Steven and Settlemier, Tyrone. Brunswick 6000 Series Numerical Listing Online Discographical Project. Retrieved June 1, 2011
  9. ^ Auction catalog: Connie Boswell - 335 Carioca/Boulevard of Broken Dreams. page 5. docstoc.com. January 31, 2012.
  10. ^ Photo scan of 10-inch 78rpm "Carioca" (01783A) / "The Boulevard of Broken Dreams" (01783B) auctiva.com. Retrieved December 3, 2012
  11. ^ Great Songs from 1934 Brunswick 01721
  12. ^ Moonglow (Music, 1939). OCLC 166342322. worldcat.org. Retrieved December 3, 2012
  13. ^ Nat King Cole, Just Call Him King, le Chant du Monde, 2013
  14. ^ King Cole Trio, Transcriptions, Blue Note, 2005
  15. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Cafe-Jacques-Boulevard-Of-Broken-Dreams/release/2798217 Retrieved January 2, 2014