In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening
"In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening" is a popular song with music by Hoagy Carmichael and lyrics by Johnny Mercer. It was originally planned to feature it in a Paramount picture which was written for Betty Hutton that never took off. That projected film was to be called The Mack Sennett Girl (aka Keystone Girl). The song was buried in Paramount's files until it was rediscovered and then used in the 1951 film, Here Comes the Groom, and won the Academy Award for Best Original Song.
|"In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening"|
|Single by Bing Crosby and Jane Wyman with Matty Matlock's All Stars and the Four Hits and a Miss|
|Songwriter(s)||Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer|
|Bing Crosby singles chronology|
The recording by Bing Crosby and Jane Wyman with Matty Matlock's All Stars and the Four Hits and a Miss was recorded on June 20, 1951 and released by Decca Records as catalog number 27678. It first reached the Billboard Best Seller chart on September 21, 1951, and lasted six weeks on the chart, peaking at number 11.
- Dean Martin recorded the song on April 9, 1951 for Capitol Records.
- Harry James released a recording on the album Hollywood's Best (Columbia B-319 and CL-6224) (1952) with Rosemary Clooney on vocals.
- Mavis Rivers included the song on her album The Simple Life (1960)
- Frankie Laine and Jo Stafford recorded the song as a duet in 1951 for Columbia Records.
- Frank Sinatra included the song on his album Sinatra Sings Days of Wine and Roses, Moon River, and Other Academy Award Winners (1964).
- Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire included the song on their album A Couple of Song and Dance Men (1975).
- Crystal Gayle included the song on her album Crystal Gayle Sings the Heart and Soul of Hoagy Carmichael (1999).
- Bette Midler included the song on her album Bette Midler Sings the Rosemary Clooney Songbook (2003).
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- Decca Records in the 27500 to 27999 series
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- Tosches, Nick (1992). Dino - Living High in the Dirty Business of Dreams. New York: Dell Publishing. p. 582. ISBN 0-440-21412-2.
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