The Breeze and I

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"The Breeze and I"
Composer(s)Ernesto Lecuona
Lyricist(s)Emilio de Torre (Spanish)
Al Stillman (English)

"The Breeze and I" is a popular song.

The original music (instrumental only) entitled Andalucía, was written by the Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona as part of his Suite Andalucía in 1928. Emilio de Torre added Spanish lyrics, and English lyrics were added in 1940 by Al Stillman.

The best-known version of the song is that by Jimmy Dorsey in 1940. The Jimmy Dorsey recording, with a vocal by Bob Eberly,[1] was released by Decca Records as catalogue number 3150. The record first reached the Billboard magazine charts on July 20, 1940, and lasted nine weeks on the chart, peaking at #2.[2]

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  1. ^ "Pop Chronicles 1940s Program #3". 1972.
  2. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (1973). Top Pop Records 1940–1955. Record Research.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890–1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 116. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 120. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.
  5. ^ "Internet Movie Database". Retrieved May 20, 2017.

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