Anema e core (song)
"Anema e core" is a popular song.
The original Neapolitan version
Three sets of English lyrics have been written to this song:
The first English lyrics were written under the title "Until" by Sylvia Dee and Sidney Lippman. The best-known recording of this song was recorded by Dinah Shore. It has also been recorded by Dean Martin.
Anema e core/With All My Heart and Soul
The biggest hit version was recorded by Eddie Fisher with Hugo Winterhalter's orchestra and chorus at Manhattan Center, New York City, on February 11, 1954. It was released by RCA Victor Records as catalog number 20-5675 (78 rpm record) and 47-5675 (single) (in USA). It was also released on His Master's Voice EA 4167 and His Master's Voice (S) X 7981. The US release first reached the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart on March 31, 1954 and lasted 14 weeks on the chart, peaking at #14. The song also made the Cash Box Best-Selling Records chart that year, peaking at #12.
A song of the same title was recorded by Perry Como both in 1951 and in 1966 for an album, Perry Como In Italy, but credited to Larry Stock. The song was also recorded by Michael Bublé more recently.
One recording, by Connie Francis, includes mostly the Italian lyric but some portions of the Curtis/Akst lyrics. Another Italian language performance by Ezio Pinza was briefly included in the landlady scene from The Blues Brothers.
How Wonderful to Know
Yet another set of English lyrics, under the title "How Wonderful to Know," was written by Kermit Goell, and recorded by Joan Regan, by Cliff Richard on his 1960 album 21 Today, by Caterina Valente, and by Andy Williams. Sergio Franchi covered this song in his second RCA Victor Red Seal album Our Man From Italy in 1963. This album placed number sixty-six on the Billboard 200 album chart.
Srcem i dusom
"Srcem i dusom", a version of this song in Serbo-Croat language, was recorded in 1963 by Croatian jazz and schlager singer Stjepan Djimi Stanic on PGP RTB Label, EP 50 220, Belgrade, Yugoslavia.
- RCA Victor Records in the 20-5500 to 20-9999 series
- Whitburn, Joel (1973). Top Pop Records 1940-1955. Record Research.
- http://www.discogs.com Sergio Franchi
- http://www.allrovi.com Sergio Franchi