Careless Hands (Carl Sigman & Bob Hilliard) Cover By DBJ

by Drawn By Jaymz

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Written by Carl Sigman and Bob Hilliard, and first recorded in 1948.

The song was recorded by Sammy Kaye with vocals by Don Cornell, and then recorded in 1949 by Mel Tormé, whose version reached no.1 on the US pop chart and became Tormé's first major success. It was also recorded by many other singers including Bing Crosby and Al Martino. There were no less than four charted versions in 1949, Mel Tormé (#1), Sammy Kaye (#3), Bing Crosby (#12) and Bob & Jeanne (#21).

In the UK, a version by comedian and entertainer Des O'Connor reached no.6 on the UK singles chart in 1967. In the 1970s, the song became a country hit in the US for Dottie West, and was later recorded by Jerry Lee Lewis.

This Drawn By Jaymz version is closer to the version that Count Owen and His Calypsonians recorded.


released March 15, 2017
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Drawn By Jaymz is James Porter of Dallas Texas. He started DBJ as a recording project and has since performed multiple shows with instrument and vocal work from members of many Dallas area musicians. Styles range from electronic to indie to metal to classical. All music on DBJ albums are written, performed and recorded by James Porter. ... more

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