And I Love You So

Tie a Yellow Ribbon
'Round the Ole Oak Tree

Music by L. Russell Brown and lyrics by Irwin Levine , 1973 
Arranged by Bergen White
Produced by Chet Atkins
Recorded in RCA Victor's "Nashville Sound" Studio, Nashville, Tennessee
Recording Engineer: Tom Pick
Recording Technicians: Roy Shockley and Milton Henderson
Released in Stereo & and Quadra Disc 4-Channel
Recording Time 3:00
Recorded March 26th, 1973  ~ Matrix No. CWA4-1268 Take 1 +
Over Dub April 4th, 1973  ~ Matrix No. CWA4-1268 Take O.D.

Irwin Levine and Larry Brown began writing songs together in 1970. They had 17 hits in just three years, including the overwhelming success of this happy melody about an ex-convict coming home to his love. The song was one of the most performed tunes of 1973 and the first song in the history of BMI  ( Broadcast Music, Inc., an American performing rights society ) to be played more than a million times on the air in less than a year. In all, there have been more than 400 separate recorded versions of Tie a Yellow Ribbon one of the biggest was by Country artist Johnny Carver and another by Tony Orlando and Dawn, who made it into a hugely successful hit.

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

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