A Sunday Kind of Love: The Harptones

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3 Comments on “A Sunday Kind of Love: The Harptones”

  1. im6 Says:

    What a wonderful song and I can’t imagine how you could choose from so many terrific versions. The Harptones did it in 1954, but the original recording was done by Claude Thornhill and His Orchestra with vocals by Fran Warren in 1946. Since then, it’s been sung by everyone from Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington and Jo Stafford to Jan & Dean (you don’t wanna hear it!). I guess the most famous version must be the one by Etta James because so many YouTube videos say “originally done by Etta James” even though her recording is from 1961 — 15 years after the original. I have 22 versions on my hard drive and have elected to share my favorite by the late, great, criminally overlooked Kenny Rankin:

    • katry Says:

      I only have about 6 versions of this, and I listened to them before I decided the Harptones fit my mood.

      I haven’t ever heard of Kenny Rankin before, and I’m sorry as this is lovely. This is a great song!! Now I’ll do some hunting.

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