A Blossom Fell
|"A Blossom Fell"|
|Writer||Howard Barnes, Harold Cornelius, Dominic John|
|Recorded by||Nat King Cole, Sue Raney|
The best-known version was recorded by Nat King Cole. The recording was released by Capitol Records as catalog number 3095. The B-side was "If I May." The record first reached the Billboard magazine charts on April 27, 1955 and lasted 20 weeks on the chart, peaking at #2. (Note that in this era, Billboard combined data for both sides of two-sided hits, so the #2 status applies to the combination of "A Blossom Fell" and "If I May").
In the UK "A Blossom Fell" was even more popular with 3 cover versions to reach the UK charts: The first one was by Dickie Valentine who entered the UK listings on 18 February 1955 and climbed up to the # 10 spot. One week later the version by Nat King Cole appeared and outsold Valentines recording by reaching #3. Finally Ronnie Hilton's version charted at #10 a few weeks later.
- Tony Bennett - All Star Pops (1955)
- Diana Krall - All for you (A dedication to the Nat King Cole Trio) (1996)
- Sue Raney - When Your Lover Has Gone/Songs For A Raney Day (1997)
- Gilliland, John (1969). "Show 22 - Smack Dab in the Middle on Route 66: A skinny dip in the easy listening mainstream. [Part 1]" (audio). Pop Chronicles. Digital.library.unt.edu. Track 4.
- Whitburn, Joel (1973). Top Pop Records 1940-1955. Record Research.
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