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Thread #10179   Message #1648437
Posted By: GUEST,
14-Jan-06 - 02:03 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: I am a Fine Musician - German song?
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I am a Fine Musician - German song?
I believe that the first RECORDED version of "The Musicians" was on the Young People's Records label in 1949. That version was an adaptation for two singers and guitar accompaniment. Soon thereafter, Tom Glazer adapted it for four singers and small orchestra; that version was recorded by the quartet of Dinah Shore / Tony Martin / Betty Hutton / Phil Harris and issued on RCA Victor in 1951. In the 1960s, the Glazer version was performed on the Dick Van Dyke Show (on two different episodes). The recording of the Shore group was issued on CD in 1997 (Dinah Shore, Fascination, BMG 44507-2).