The Breeze and I

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"The Breeze and I" is a popular song.

The original music (instrumental only) entitled Andalucía, was written by the Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona. Emilio de Torre added Spanish lyrics, and English lyrics were added by Al Stillman.

The best-known versions of the song were by Jimmy Dorsey in 1940 and by Caterina Valente in 1955. Valente's reached #13 in the United States and the top 5 in the United Kingdom in 1955.

The Jimmy Dorsey recording, with a vocal by Bob Eberly, was released by Decca Records as catalogue number 3150. The record first reached the Billboard magazine charts on July 20, 1940 and lasted 9 weeks on the chart, peaking at #2. [1]

The Caterina Valente recording for Polydor was released in England as catalogue number BM 6002 and reached a peak position of #5 (Guinness British hit singles & albums 19). The record first reached the Billboard magazine charts on March 30, 1955 and lasted 14 weeks on the chart, peaking at #13. [1]

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  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (1973). Top Pop Records 1940-1955. Record Research.