Mama (David Whitfield song)
|Single by Connie Francis|
|from the album Connie Francis Sings Italian Favorites|
|Format||45 RPM single (7")|
|Recorded||August 25, 1959
EMI Studios, London
|Label||MGM RecordsK 12878|
|Writer(s)||Cesare Andrea Bixio, Bruno Cherubini, Harold Barlow, Phil Brito|
|Producer(s)||Norman Newell, Arnold Maxin|
|Connie Francis singles chronology|
The performers of this song included: Beniamino Gigli, Luciano Tajoli, Richard Tucker, Claudio Villa, Robertino Loreti, Violetta Villas, Muslim Mogomayev, Luciano Pavarotti, Toto Cutugno, Andrea Bocelli, Sergio Franchi and Mario Frangoulis.
In 1946, the English lyrics were written by Harold Barlow and Phil Brito who had their popular recording hit the charts in May 1946.
The song was also recorded by Connie Francis in 1959 for her album Connie Francis Sings Italian Favorites, with her hit single released in February 1960. Arranged and conducted by Tony Osborne, the Connie Francis version of the song was a number two hit in the UK, and peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The song in German (as well as in Netherlandish and in English) was recorded by Dutch child singer Heintje Simons for his album Heintje in 1967 (lyrics written by Bruno Balz). Also Heintje performed Mama in Zum Teufel mit der Penne (1968) comedy film.
- it:Bixio Cherubini
- it:Cesare Andrea Bixio
- CD liner notes: The Very Best of Connie Francis Volume Two
- Whitburn, Joel (2009). Top Pop Singles 1955-2008 (12th ed.). p. 368. ISBN 0-89820-180-2.
- Discogs.com: Heintje – "Heintje" (1967, LP)
- IMDb: Zum Teufel mit der Penne - Die Lümmel von der ersten Bank, 2. Teil (1968)
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