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"Far Away Places"


Charlottesville

July 23, 2022


Covered by many, but I like the Embers version the best.


"Far Away Places" is an American popular song. It was written by Joan Whitney and Alex Kramer and published in 1948.


The recording by Bing Crosby & The Ken Darby Choir was recorded on November 25, 1948 and released by Decca Records as catalog number 24532. It first reached the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart on December 31, 1948 and lasted 18 weeks on the chart, peaking at #2.


The recording by Margaret Whiting was released by Capitol Records as catalog number 15278. It first reached the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart on December 17, 1948 and lasted 15 weeks on the chart, peaking at #3.


The recording by Perry Como was released by RCA Victor as catalog number 20-3316. It first reached the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart on January 7, 1949 and lasted 16 weeks on the chart, peaking at #6.


The recording by Dinah Shore was released by Columbia Records as catalog number 38356. It reached the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart on January 28, 1949 at #28 on its only week on the chart.




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