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Fascination (ver. 1) by Dick Manning - Piano Sheets and Free Sheet Music

  
About the Song
"Fascination" is a popular waltz song with music by F.D. Marchetti and lyrics by Maurice de Féraudy (English lyrics by Dick Manning). Published in 1932, it was popularized in the 1957 movie, Love in the Afternoon. The recording by Jane Morgan was released by Kapp Records as catalog number 191. It first reached the Billboard magazine charts on September 9, 1957. On the Disk Jockey chart, it peaked at #7; on the Best Seller chart, at #12; on the composite chart of the top 100 songs, it reached #11. It was also recorded by Dinah Shore, Dick Jacobs, Nat King Cole, Earl Grant and David Carroll, all of whose versions, except Grant, made the charts. Paul Mauriat recorded an instrumental version of the song on his album Best of France. There is also a Portuguese language version, recorded by Carlos Galhardo in 1943. Elis Regina also recorded it for her album Falso Brilhante (1976). Pete Fountain.    Download this sheet!
About the Artist
Dick Manning (1912—April 11, 1991) was a Russian-born American songwriter, best known for his many collaborations with Al Hoffman. Mr. Manning co-wrote many popular songs, among them "Takes Two to Tango," "Fascination" and "Papa Loves Mambo." His works were published in 27 languages and sung by such artists as Perry Como, Jimmy Durante, Kate Smith and others. He was born in Gomel, U.S.S.R., and was named Samuel Medoff. His family moved to the United States when he was 6 years old, and he later studied music at the Juilliard School. In the early 1940's he had a radio program called "Sam Medoff and His Yiddish Swing Orchestra" on WHN (now WEVD) Radio. He changed his name in 1948. Mr. Manning was also the composer of "The Boys From Boise," the first full-length television musical, and "Nightbird," a symphonic work for piano and orchestra. He was also a vocal coach, an arranger and a radio jingle writer. "Fascination" is a popular waltz song with music by F.D. Marchetti and lyrics by Maurice de Féraudy (English lyrics by Dick Manning). Published in 1932, it was popularized in the 1957 movie, Love in the Afternoon. The recording by Jane Morgan.
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