So Far (song)

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"So Far"
Song
Published1947
Songwriter(s)Oscar Hammerstein II
Composer(s)Richard Rodgers

"So Far" is a show tune from the 1947 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Allegro when it was introduced by the character "Beulah" played by Gloria Wills.[1]

On July 28, 1947 (see 1947 in music), the song was recorded by Perry Como, and released by RCA Victor Records as a 78rpm single, catalog number 20-2402-A, with the flip side "A Fellow Needs a Girl".[2] The song reached #11 on the Billboard charts. [3]

Other versions were recorded by Frank Sinatra and by Margaret Whiting.[4] Sinatra's version also charted in 1947 reaching the No. 8 position. [5]

Dick Haymes included the song in his album Look at Me Now! (1957).[6]

Tony Bennett later used the song on his album Long Ago and Far Away (1958).

The song was also used in the 1996 stage musical State Fair.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Internet Broadway Database". ibdb.com. Retrieved December 23, 2018.
  2. ^ "Perry Como Discography". kokomo.ca. Retrieved January 14, 2019.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. p. 98. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.
  4. ^ Hischak, Thomas S. (2007). The Rodgers and Hammerstein encyclopedia. Greenwood Publishing Group, p. 251. ISBN 0-313-34140-0
  5. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. p. 392. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.
  6. ^ "allmusic.com". allmusic.com. Retrieved January 14, 2019.