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I wonder,i wonder,i wonder

COVERED BY ELVIS

I Wonder,I Wonder, I wonder
when the saints go marching in


recording date elvis: ( 1960 ) ; informal
first release: Hear Elvis's version on: In A Private Moment


originally by: The Vagabonds

recording date: 1946
originally written by: Hutchins
catalognumber: 114
label: trilon



Both The Four Aces and The Vagabonds recorded "I Wonder, I Wonder, I Wonder" for the Trilon label in 1946. The Four Aces made both an instrumental and a vocal version in December 1946, but the matrix number of the Vagbonds' recording indicates that it was made earlier still. Indeed, The Vagabonds recorded the song as a favour to its composer, Daryl Hutchins, and "a slew of cover versions were [sic] subsequently issued" (see Interesting link, below). On 16 November 1946, one month before The Four Aces recording, Billboard reported that The Vagabonds' version of "I Wonder, I Wonder, I Wonder" was available as a single on Trilon 114. It is fairly safe to assume, then, that The Vagabonds were responsible for the original recording of "I Wonder, I Wonder, I Wonder."
The Vagabonds were a musical comedy group. They enjoyed their greatest success in the 1940s and 1950s, but had a career that spanned more than forty years, starting in 1934 and going on until 1976. The group's membership varied during that time, with just one permanent member, Dom Germano. The core members, who formed the group between 1940 and 1957, were Dom Germano, Attilio "Tilio" Risso, Al Torrieri, and Wilbur "Pete" Peterson.
Elvis's recording was an informal one, made on a household tape-recorder and never intended for release.


I Wonder,I Wonder,I Wonder
performed by:
The Vagabonds

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I Wonder,I Wonder,I Wonder
performed by:
Elvis Presley

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