A Sunday Kind of Love

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"A Sunday Kind of Love" is a popular song composed by Barbara Belle, Anita Leonard, Stan Rhodes, and Louis Prima and was published in 1946.[1]

The song has become a pop and jazz standard, recorded by many artists. The song was first recorded by Claude Thornhill and his Orchestra on November 11, 1946. He released the song as a single in January, 1947[2] and it became permanently identified as the signature song for its vocalist, Fran Warren.[3] Louis Prima and his Orchestra released his recording of the song in February 1947. The popularity of the up-tempo version by The Del-Vikings released in 1957 increased the song's popularity. Despite having wide acclaim, the song never made the Billboard Top 40.[4]

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  1. ^ Jacobs, Dick & Harriet Jacobs – Who Wrote That Song?, Writer's Digest Books, 1993,
  2. ^ "Original versions of A Sunday Kind of Love written by Anita Leonard, Barbara Belle, Louis Prima, Stan Rhodes". SecondHandSongs.com. Retrieved 2016-07-26.
  3. ^ Heather Phares (2000-10-10). "The Complete Fran Warren with Claude Thornhill - Fran Warren | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-07-26.
  4. ^ Gribin, Anthony; Schiff, Matthew (2014). The Top 1000 Doo-Wop Songs: Collector's Edition. Ttgpress. p. 69. ISBN 9780982737651. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Jukebox Hits of the '50s [Collectables] | 90431012420 e". Music.barnesandnoble.com. Retrieved 2016-07-26.
  6. ^ "The Marcels - Sunday Kind Of Love (Song)". uk-charts.com. eMedia Jungen. Retrieved 10 July 2015.

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