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NOMADMan Lyr Add: Hummingbird (Carters, Frankie Laine) (9) RE: Lyr Add: Hummingbird (Carters, Frankie Laine) 10 Aug 11


For the record, according to the ntl.matrix website, Frankie Laine's version reached #17 in 1955, Les & Mary's version reached #7. It was very common for 2 or more versions of the same song to chase each other up the charts.

About harmonies, note that by the time this song was recorded the use of multi-track recording had rather recently been perfected - by none other than Les Paul, who was something of a technical genius. So, Mary Ford was able to harmonize with herself, something that was not possible just a few years earlier.

John


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