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Oldies/The song please circa 1963


Bing Crosby recorded the song Please. I heard the same song while a Marine in Japan in 1964 but it was recorded by a female. I thought it was Sarah Vaughn but can not find it in her list of recordings. Help!!! Thanks.

Hi Charles,

"Please" was sung by Kate Smith on her Kate Smith At Carnegie Hall LP, released in 1963, as part of a medley: Please/Don't Blame Me/Fine And Dandy.  This may be what you had heard in 1964. I cannot find any other female cover versions around this time period, so hopefully this is it.  Unfortunately, I can't locate a recording online to help you verify.



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