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It's a sin to tell a lie

COVERED BY ELVIS

It's A Sin To Tell a lie


recording date elvis: homerecording from 1966/1967;informal
first release: on audio album in a private moment ( march 2004 )

originally by: Freddy Ellis Orchestra with vocal Seymour Richards


year: 18 february 1936
written by:
catalognumber: 8707
label: conqueror
comments: also on perfect nr 6-11-11/ melotone nr 6-04-11


Other recordings:
16-03-36 - Russ Morgan Orchestra (Brunswick 7637);
26-03-36 - Victor Young Orchestra with vocal Donald King (Decca 751);
24-04-36 - George Hall & the Hotel Taft Orchestra with vocal Dolly Dawn (Bluebird 6378);
11-05-36 - Bobby Breen (Decca 798);
12-05-36 - Ruby Newman & his Orchestra (Victor 25327);
01-06-36 - Putney Dandridge & his Orchestra (Vocalion 3252);
05-06-36 - Fats Waller (Victor 25342);
11-06-36 - Roy Smeck & his Orchestra (Decca 854);
30-06-36 - Elton Britt (Melotone 6-09-57 / Conqueror 8687);
05-08-36 - Ruth Etting (Rex 8853).






Billy Mayhew copyrighted his number, "It's A Sin To Tell A Lie," in 1933, so it is possible that an earlier recording than that of Freddy Ellis's exists. Ellis's recording was made on 18 February 1936 and was released on Conqueror 8707, Perfect 6-04-11, and Melotone 6-04-11. Seymour Richards provided the vocal refrain. The number has been recorded by just about everyone, from Billie Holliday to Vera Lynn—quite a contrast! Elvis's home recording, however, is based more on that of the wonderful Ink Spots, a group he was very fond of—and rightly so!—and he even provides a Bill Kenny-like recitation.


It's A Sin To Tell A Lie
performed by:
Freddy ellis and his orchestra

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It's A Sin To Tell A lie
performed by:
Elvis presley

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