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Crooners

Crooners

As defined in a google search; croon·er, noun. a singer, typically a male one, who sings sentimental songs in a soft, low voice.


I've read most singers we might put into this category don't or didn't identify with the classification and even today some feel the term is somewhat pejorative. That said I may actually be able to find one song like "As Time Goes By" and list a cover version from just about every crooner in history, but I won't do that to you today. However as it happens that song was written by Herman Hupfeld in 1931 and was used in the Broadway musical 'Everybody's Welcome' performed by Frances Williams. First recorded by one of the original crooners Rudy VallĂ©e in July of that same year. If you are a movie buff you will recognize the song from Casablanca (1942), sung by Sam (Dooley Wilson), later released as a record in 1943. Covered over 430 times.

Chronologically here is a list of Crooners from another well researched blog…