Big D (song)

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"Big D" is a song about Dallas, Texas, written by Frank Loesser in 1956 for the musical The Most Happy Fella. It was introduced by Susan Johnson as "Cleo" and Shorty Long as "Herman". The song's refrain spells out "Dallas": "Big D, little A, double L, A, S."

Bing Crosby recorded the song in 1956 with his son Lindsay Crosby[1] for use on Bing Crosby's radio show and it was subsequently issued on the CD New Tricks - 60th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (2017).

Jo Stafford also recorded the song in 1956 for an album called Hits from 'The Most Happy Fella'.[2]

Edmund Hockridge recorded the song for his EP, The Most Happy Fella (1960).[3]

Carol Burnett and Julie Andrews performed "Big D" in 1961, while Burnett was a regular and Andrews a guest star on The Garry Moore Show. The success of this appearance led to the development of a 1962 CBS television special, Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall, in which the pair reprised their duet.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Bing Crosby Discography". BING magazine. International Club Crosby. Retrieved October 30, 2017. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "worldcat.org". worldcat.org. Retrieved October 30, 2017. 
  3. ^ "45cat.com". 45cat.com. Retrieved October 30, 2017.