A Little Bird Told Me

A Little Bird Told Me

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"A Little Bird Told Me" is a popular
Popular music
Popular music belongs to any of a number of musical genres "having wide appeal" and is typically distributed to large audiences through the music industry. It stands in contrast to both art music and traditional music, which are typically disseminated academically or orally to smaller, local...

 song. It was written by Harvey O. Brooks and was published in 1947
1947 in music
-Events:*August 7 – Carlo Bergonzi makes his professional debut as Schaunard in La Bohème at the Arena Argentina in Catania.*October – Enrico De Angelis leaves Quartetto Cetra to join the army...

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  • The recording by Evelyn Knight
    Evelyn Knight
    Evelyn Knight was a popular American singer of the 1940s and 1950s. In 1948, she recorded "A Little Bird Told Me" with The Stardusters, which was #1 for seven weeks and stayed on the charts for five months...

     was released by Decca Records
    Decca Records
    Decca Records began as a British record label established in 1929 by Edward Lewis. Its U.S. label was established in late 1934; however, owing to World War II, the link with the British company was broken for several decades....

     as catalog number
    Catalog numbering systems for single records
    This article presents the numbering systems used by various record companies for single records.- Capitol :...

     24514. It first reached the Billboard
    Billboard (magazine)
    Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry, and is one of the oldest trade magazines in the world. It maintains several internationally recognized music charts that track the most popular songs and albums in various categories on a weekly basis...

     Best Seller chart on November 12, 1948, and lasted 21 weeks on the chart, peaking at number one. This was the bigger side of a two-sided hit; the flip side, "Brush Those Tears from Your Eyes," also charted, reaching number 24.

  • The recording by Paula Watson was released by Supreme Records
    Supreme Records
    Supreme Records was a cheaply produced record label subsidiary of Grey Gull Records of Boston, Massachusetts marketed in the United States of America in the late 1920s...

     as catalog number 1507.
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"A Little Bird Told Me" is a popular
Popular music
Popular music belongs to any of a number of musical genres "having wide appeal" and is typically distributed to large audiences through the music industry. It stands in contrast to both art music and traditional music, which are typically disseminated academically or orally to smaller, local...

 song. It was written by Harvey O. Brooks and was published in 1947
1947 in music
-Events:*August 7 – Carlo Bergonzi makes his professional debut as Schaunard in La Bohème at the Arena Argentina in Catania.*October – Enrico De Angelis leaves Quartetto Cetra to join the army...

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  • The recording by Evelyn Knight
    Evelyn Knight
    Evelyn Knight was a popular American singer of the 1940s and 1950s. In 1948, she recorded "A Little Bird Told Me" with The Stardusters, which was #1 for seven weeks and stayed on the charts for five months...

     was released by Decca Records
    Decca Records
    Decca Records began as a British record label established in 1929 by Edward Lewis. Its U.S. label was established in late 1934; however, owing to World War II, the link with the British company was broken for several decades....

     as catalog number
    Catalog numbering systems for single records
    This article presents the numbering systems used by various record companies for single records.- Capitol :...

     24514. It first reached the Billboard
    Billboard (magazine)
    Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry, and is one of the oldest trade magazines in the world. It maintains several internationally recognized music charts that track the most popular songs and albums in various categories on a weekly basis...

     Best Seller chart on November 12, 1948, and lasted 21 weeks on the chart, peaking at number one. This was the bigger side of a two-sided hit; the flip side, "Brush Those Tears from Your Eyes," also charted, reaching number 24.

  • The recording by Paula Watson was released by Supreme Records
    Supreme Records
    Supreme Records was a cheaply produced record label subsidiary of Grey Gull Records of Boston, Massachusetts marketed in the United States of America in the late 1920s...

     as catalog number 1507. It first reached the Billboard Best Seller chart on November 26, 1948, and lasted eleven weeks on the chart, peaking at number fourteen.

  • The recording by Blue Lu Barker
    Blue Lu Barker
    Blue Lu Barker was an American jazz and blues singer. Her better known recordings included "Don't You Feel My Leg" and "Look What Baby's Got For You."...

     was released by Capitol Records
    Capitol Records
    Capitol Records is a major United States based record label, formerly located in Los Angeles, but operating in New York City as part of Capitol Music Group. Its former headquarters building, the Capitol Tower, is a major landmark near the corner of Hollywood and Vine...

     as catalog number 15308. It first reached the Billboard Best Seller chart on December 31, 1948, and lasted five weeks on the chart, peaking at number sixteen.

  • The recording by Jerry Wayne and Janette Davis was released by Columbia Records
    Columbia Records
    Columbia Records is an American record label, owned by Japan's Sony Music Entertainment, operating under the Columbia Music Group with Aware Records. It was founded in 1888, evolving from an earlier enterprise, the American Graphophone Company — successor to the Volta Graphophone Company...

     as catalog number 38386. It reached the Billboard Best Seller chart on February 11, 1949, at number 26, its only week on the chart.

  • The recording by Joe Loss
    Joe Loss
    Joshua Alexander "Joe" Loss LVO OBE was a British musician and founder of the Joe Loss Orchestra.-Life:Loss was born in Spitalfields, London, the youngest of four children. His parents, Israel and Ada Loss, were Russian Jews and first cousins. His father was a cabinet-maker who had an office...

     and His Orchestra Vocal: Elizabeth Batey was made in London on January 25, 1939. It was released by EMI
    EMI
    The EMI Group, also known as EMI Music or simply EMI, is a multinational music company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is the fourth-largest business group and family of record labels in the recording industry and one of the "big four" record companies. EMI Group also has a major...

     on the His Master's Voice label as catalognue number BD 6037.