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Can't help falling in love


Plaisir d'amour - Can't Help Falling In Love

recording date elvis: 23 march 1961
first release: on audio album blue hawaii ( october,1961 )
label: rca victor
catalog number: lsp 2426

originally by: Emilio de Gogorza aka Monsieur Fernand

recording date: 21 may 1902
originally written by: Peretti;Creatore;Weis
catalognumber: 1405
label: victor ( single sided )

The first recordings are:
21-05-02 - Emilio de Gogorza aka Monsieur Fernand (Victor 1405);
00-09-02 - Lucien Fugére (Zon-o-phone X 2014);
00-12-02 - Mimi Pinson (Zon-o-phone X 2091);
00-00-03 - A. Delcroix (Odeon cylinder 33093);
00-00-04 - Maurice Decléry (Edison cylinder 17072);
00-01-06 - Charles Gillibert (Edison cylinder 17830);
01-04-07 - Charles Gilibert (Victor 85118);
00-07-07 Charles Gilibert (Columbia A 5070).

Based on "Plaisir d'Amour" (Pleasure of Love), a song dating from 1785, with original words by Jean-Pierre Claris de Florian and music by Johann Paul Aegidius Martini (Schwarzendorf). The words first appeared in de Florian's novel "Célestine" and, because of its context there, the song was also known as "Romance du chevrier" (Romance of the goatherd). It was later adapted in English as "The Joy of Love." Recorded innumerable times by everyone and his mother, the very earliest recording seems to have been made by Emilio de Gogorza. Gogorza was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1872 to Spanish parents. He was a baritone who sang in numerous languages and under various names, including E. Francisco, Carlos Francisco, Edward Franklin, Herbert Godddard and Monsieur Fernand, as well as his real name. His original recording was made in May 1902 and released on Victor 1405, as a single-sided disc in both 7" and 10" format. Gogorza died in 1949.
"Can't Help..." is an adaption of the original tune with new words, written for "Blue Hawaii," by George Weiss, together with Hugo Peretti and Luigi Creatore.

Can't Help Falling In Love
performed by:
Emilio De Gogorza

Can't Help Falling In Love
performed by: Elvis Presley

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