Re: Pretend

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Posted Byjerry4opry on January 24, 2004 at 15:01:09:

In Reply to: Re: Pretend posted byScott D. Vroegindewey on January 24, 2004 at 10:06:22:

: : Here is some information about the song "Pretend." It was written by Douglas/Parman/Lavere/Belloc. When Nat "King" Cole sang it, the Nelson Riddle Orchestra backed him up. It was recorded 12/30/52 (Master #10950 - Take 12). It was released 1/26/53 on Capitol 2346. It charted on Billboard, and peaked at #2 on 2/7/53, on the pop singles chart, and on 2/21/53 peaked at #10 on the R&B chart. [I just happened to have a Nat "King" Cole CD handy when I read this post....I am not a music know-it-all!]

i know it wasn't a single, but one of my favorite singers (Ray Stevens) recorded "Pretend" in 1981. His version had a Mexican arrangement with lots of trumpets and things. i have all of Ray's albums by the way and i wouldn't part with them for nothing {Ray's a comedy singer along the lines of the Coasters and Stan Freberg}.

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