Pennies from Heaven (song)

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"Pennies from Heaven" is a 1936 American popular song with music by Arthur Johnston and lyrics by Johnny Burke. It was introduced by Bing Crosby with Georgie Stoll and his Orchestra in the 1936 film of the same name.[1][2] It was recorded in the same year by Billie Holiday and afterwards performed by Jimmy Dorsey & his Orchestra, Arthur Tracy, Eddy Duchin, Tony Bennett, Dinah Washington, Clark Terry, Frances Langford, Big Joe Turner, Lester Young, Dean Martin, Gene Ammons, The Skyliners (a hit in 1960),[citation needed] Legion of Mary, Guy Mitchell, and Harry James.

The July 24, 1936, recording by Bing Crosby and the Georgie Stoll Orchestra[3][4] topped the charts for ten weeks in 1936[4][5] and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2004. He recorded a new version of the song on August 17, 1936 accompanied by the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra. Crosby recorded the song again for his 1954 album Bing: A Musical Autobiography.

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  1. ^ "Pennies from Heaven (1936)". Turner Classic Movies. Archived from the original on August 25, 2019. Retrieved August 25, 2019. Pennies from Heaven is not full of out-and-out song classics, but its score by Johnny Burke and Arthur Johnston is enjoyable and features ... the title song, which was nominated for an Oscar but lost to Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields's 'The Way You Look Tonight', from Swing Time.
  2. ^ Bush, John. "Bing Crosby, George Stoll: 'Pennies from Heaven'". AllMusic.com. Archived from the original on August 25, 2019. Retrieved August 25, 2019.
  3. ^ "A Bing Crosby Discography". BingMagazine.co.uk. UK: International Club Crosby. Retrieved April 16, 2017.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Gioia, Ted (2012). The Jazz Standards: A Guide to the Repertoire. New York City: Oxford University Press. pp. 334–335. ISBN 978-0-19-993739-4.
  5. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Pop Memories 1890–1954. Wisconsin: Record Research. p. 105. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.
  6. ^ "The Polly Bergen Show". Classic Television Archives. Archived from the original on 2011-10-08. Retrieved January 9, 2011.
  7. ^ Original Soundtrack, Corrina Corrina
  8. ^ Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: The Album
  9. ^ You're Everything CD, Marc Secara and Berlin Jazz Orchestra arranged by Steve Gray, track #11

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