Till I Waltz Again with You

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"Till I Waltz Again with You" is a popular song written by Sid Prosen and published in 1952. Rather than a waltz, it is a slow AABA shuffle.

The recording by Teresa Brewer took place on August 19, 1952, and was released by Coral Records as catalog number 60873. It first reached the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart on December 6, 1952, and lasted 22 (7 weeks at #1) weeks on the chart, peaking at #1.[1] The song also reached number one on the Cash Box chart for six weeks in 1953. In April 1953, during his senior year in high school, Elvis Presley sang the song in his high school's "Annual Minstrel" show. Presley recalled that the performance did much for his reputation: "I wasn't popular in school ... I failed music—only thing I ever failed. And then they entered me in this talent show ... when I came onstage I heard people kind of rumbling and whispering and so forth, 'cause nobody knew I even sang. It was amazing how popular I became after that."[2]

According to some sources, a record by Dick Todd reached #17, one by Russ Morgan reached #23, and one by The Harmonicats reached #26 on the charts, as well. Coral successfully marketed the song to the country audience. A version by South Carolinian Tommy Sosebea reached #7 on Billboard's most played by country disc jockeys survey.

The song was recorded by Alma Cogan and Joan Regan in the United Kingdom around the same time. In Australia in 1953, it was recorded by Bob Gibson & His Orchestra, featuring vocalist Ross Higgins, on Pacific label catalogue number PB-086, backed with Have You Heard?.

Alma Cogan and The Kordites with orchestra cond. Frank Cordell recorded it in London on February 10, 1952. The song was released by EMI on the His Master's Voice label as catalog number B 10469.

Semprini, pianoforte with Rhythm accompaniment recorded it in London on March 11, 1953, as the third song of the medley "Dancing to the piano (No. 20) - Hit medley of foxtrots" along with "Why Don't You Believe Me" and "Downhearted". The medley was released by EMI on the His Master's Voice label as catalog number B 10457.

On May 25, 1953 Harry James recorded a live version performed at the Astor Roof in New York City. (One Night Stand With Harry James, 1975, Joyce LP-1014)[3]

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  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1973). Top Pop Records 1940-1955. Record Research.
  2. ^ Guralnick P. Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley. Little, Brown; 1994. ISBN 0-316-33225-9. p. 52–53.
  3. ^ "One Night Stand With Harry James". 45worlds.com. Retrieved 27 December 2016.