Leo Robin


Leo Robin moved to Hollywood and created some of the most memorable film scores from the era where he, known as “The Dean of Lyricists in Hollywood,” wrote songs for legendary movie stars including Betty Grable, Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Carmen Miranda, Carole Landis, Carole Lombard, Clara Bow, Cary Grant, Claudette Colbert, Deanna Durbin, Dorothy Lamour, Gary Cooper, Jane Wyman, Jeanette MacDonald, Linda Darnell, Loretta Young, Marilyn Monroe, Marlene Dietrich, Maurice Chevalier, Nancy Carroll, Ray Milland, Rose Marie, Shirley Temple, Tony Martin and W. C. Fields. The songs of Leo Robin were recorded by legendary stars including the Queen Ella Fitzgerald, jazz singer Billie Holiday, pianist Bill Evans, iconic crooners including Bobby Darin, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Johnny Mercer and icons the likes of Al Jolson, Andy Williams, Anthony Newley, Carol Channing, Connie Francis, Diana Ross, Doris Day, Elvis Presley, Etta James, George Benson, Gladys Knight, James Brown, Johnny Mathis, Marvin Gaye, Pat Boone, Judy Garland and daughter Liza Minnelli. For your enjoyment, here are many magical musical moments of covers by legendary stars.

Etta James singing "Prisoner of Love"
A tribute to Judy Holliday with her singing the beautiful ballad & Ride on a Rainbow
Al Jolson and Bing Crosby singing "Bye Bye, Baby"
Andy Williams singing the popular standard "Blue Hawaii"
Anthony Newley singing “What’s Good about Goodbye?”
Bing Crosby singing “A Rainy Night in Rio”
Desi Arnaz singing "A Rainy Night in Rio"
Dick Haymes & Helen Forrest singing “In Love In Vain”
Dinah Shore singing “A Rainy Night in Rio”
Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin singing the jazz standard "Love Is Just around the Corner"
Frank Sinatra singing "Bye Bye, Baby"
Glenn Miller & His Orchestra performing "Hallelujah"
Helen Forrest and Artie Shaw Orchestra recording of "You're a Sweet Little Headache"
Henry Mancini performing a beautiful instrumental of "Blue Hawaii"
Jackie Gleason released the number five charting Jackie Gleason Presents Music to Remember Her, featuring lush and romantically titled easy listening with his composition "Marilyn" and Leo Robin's "Louise" included among the album's motif of songs named after girls
James Brown performing "Prisoner of Love," a song he loved performing, on the Ed Sullivan show
James Brown, a very young man, performing "Prisoner of Love," a song he loved performing
Judy Garland sings "Thanks for the Memory"
Julie London singing the popular standard "It's June in January"
Lena Home singing "In Love in Vain"
Marvin Gaye singing "Easy Living"
Roger Williams performing a beautiful instrumental of "Prisoner of Love"
Rosemary Clooney singing songs from The Leo Robin Songbook
Roy Rogers, Dale Evans & The Sons Of The Pioneers singing "Silver on the Sage"
Sammy Davis singing the jazz standard "Here Lies Love"
The music of the late pop vocalist Nancy Lamott is recalled in this posthumously-compiled collection of studio recordings, demos and unreleased songs on her album What's Good About Goodbye? including the song title of the same name

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