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"In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening"
Single by Bing Crosby and Jane Wyman with Matty Matlock's All Stars and the Four Hits and a Miss
B-side"Misto Cristofo Columbo"
Songwriter(s)Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer
Bing Crosby singles chronology
"Gone Fishin'"
"In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening"
"Isle of Innisfree"

"In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening" is a popular song with music by Hoagy Carmichael and lyrics by Johnny Mercer.[1] It was originally planned to feature it in a Paramount film written for Betty Hutton that never took off, which was to be called The Mack Sennett Girl (aka Keystone Girl). The song was buried in Paramount's files until it was rediscovered[2] and then used in the 1951 film Here Comes the Groom and won the Academy Award for Best Original Song.[1]

The recording by Bing Crosby and Jane Wyman with Matty Matlock's All Stars and the Four Hits and a Miss was recorded on June 20, 1951,[3] and released by Decca Records as catalog number 27678.[4] It first reached the Billboard Best Seller chart on September 21, 1951, and lasted six weeks on the chart, peaking at number 11.[5]

Other recordings


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  4. ^ "DECCA (USA) numerical listing discography: 27500 - 27999". Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  5. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. p. 112. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.
  6. ^ Tosches, Nick (1992). Dino - Living High in the Dirty Business of Dreams. New York: Dell Publishing. p. 582. ISBN 0-440-21412-2.
  7. ^ Crossland, Ken (2013). Late Life Jazz. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 191. ISBN 978-0-19-979857-5.
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