Flamingo (song)

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"Flamingo" (1940) is a popular song and jazz standard written by Ted Grouya and Edmund Anderson and first performed by singer Herb Jeffries and the Duke Ellington Orchestra. Other notable versions were recorded by Earl Bostic in 1951, who hit number one on the R&B chart,[1] Charles Mingus on the album Tijuana Moods (1957) and Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass on the album S.R.O. (1966).

Arild Andresen, piano with guitar and bass recorded it in Oslo on March 11, 1955 as the third melody of the medley "Klaver-Cocktail Nr. 3" along with "Sophisticated Lady" and "With a Song in My Heart". The medley was released on the 78 rpm record His Master's Voice A.L. 3514. Italian singer Mina recorded it on her album "Baby Gate" in 1974.

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  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 72. 
Preceded by
"Because of You" by Tab Smith His Fabulous Orchestra
Billboard Best Selling Retail Rhythm and Blues Records number-one single (Earl Bostic version)
December 29, 1951
Succeeded by
"Cry" by Johnnie Ray & The Four Lads
"3 O' Clock Blues by B.B. King