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Lollipops And Roses

Words and Music by Tony Velona, 1962 
Garland Music Inc. ASCAP
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
Produced by Hugo & Luigi
Recorded in Webster Hall, New York City
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
Recording Time 2:45
Recorded June 8th, 1962   ~  Matrix No. N5PW-3011 Take 7

By Request ~ 1962

Jack Jones launched his singing career with a hit recording of this pretty waltz by Tony Velona, which won the Grammy for Best Solo Vocal Performance, Male, of 1961. Since then, the song has become standard dreamy repertoire fort male singers. It's a gentle reminder that girls from seven to 77 love to be remembered with little gifts of affection . . . starting with lollipops and growing up to roses.

( notes from "The Incomparable Como" Readers Digest UK compilation 1975 )

Notes: ~ popularized by singer Jack Jones on the Kapp records label in 1962. Jack Jones' father was singer Allan Jones who is strongly associated with Rudolf Friml's "Donkey Serenade" from the 1937 film "The Firefly" where he performed opposite to Jeanette MacDonald. Mr. Como recorded "Donkey Serenade" during the 1958 sessions for the album "Como Swings."

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