For All We Know by jaybeacham

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jaybeacham 57

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For All We Know

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The Carpenters

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Just singing away my Saturday evening.
Okay now Monday night, I'll add some facts.
"For All We Know" is a popular song written for the 1970 film, Lovers and Other Strangers, by Fred Karlin, Robb Wilson (Robb Royer) and Arthur James (Jimmy Griffin). It was originally performed by Larry Meredith.
It was heard by Richard Carpenter of The Carpenters during an evening of relaxation at the movies while on tour. Carpenter decided it would be ideal for the duo. It became a hit for them in 1971, reaching number three on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and number one for three weeks on the U.S. easy listening chart.
The song went on to win the Academy Award for Best Original Song, though the Carpenters were not allowed to perform the song at the ceremony as they had not appeared in a film. At their request, the song was performed by British singer Petula Clark. Clark performed the song in concert on February 6, 1983, in tribute to Karen Carpenter, who had died two days before.
According to Richard, the oboe intro was originally a guitar. They had run into Jose Feliciano in a restaurant who was a big fan and wanted to play on one of their records. They went into studio and that intro was devised by Jose through using his nylon string acoustic guitar. The next day, though, Richard got a phone call from Jose's manager stating in no uncertain terms Jose be removed from the recording. Richard essentially did as requested and replaced the guitar intro with the oboe.
In 1972, Richard and Karen appeared on Tom Jones' Special London Bridge Special, where they performed a reprise of "For All We Know." It was never released to the public until 2000, with the release of The Singles: 1969-1981.
The song became a hit in the UK for Shirley Bassey in 1971. It peaked at #6 during a twenty four week chart run.
Peak positions on the charts of the time:
Canadian Singles Chart 7
UK Singles Chart 18
US Billboard Hot 100 3
US Billboard Easy Listening 1
All this fine information came from Wikipedia.

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Butterfly2604

Comment by Butterfly2604GOLD 3

Hi Jay you choose a beautiful song - so well done - love it!
Hugs Marina!**********

fredericwLEVEL 3

Comment by fredericwGOLD

Hello Mister J

Listening

I know I keep repeating myself but YOUR STATION IS SOOOOOOOO COOL!

Listening

KaraokejockLEVEL 47

Comment by KaraokejockGOLD

Jay.....Gotta tell ya man,This was absolutely GREAT. I'm thinkin' that this is one of my favorites that you have done.
*****'s,my friend.

fredericwLEVEL 3

Comment by fredericwGOLD

I love this melody.
Even when it was not very cool to purchase the Carpenters recordings back in the 76-78 era of the 70s, I was a die hard fan of their musical style.

In my opinon, she had such a rich pop contralto that has yet to be matched.

You are like the Casey Kasem of SingSnap!

THIS IS sooooo cool!

FredErick

Neutrongirl

Comment by NeutrongirlGOLD

very nice
music to my ears...
loved it

wtg
5 starssssssssss

brenda-a

Comment by brenda-aGOLD

Hi Jay, I love the Carpenter's and I loved this awesome performance by you.God bless you.hugs, Brenda

FLOWING_RIVERLEVEL 4

Comment by FLOWING_RIVER

THIS IS GOOD VERY PRETTY, LOVE THE MUSIC AND ALL THE INFO YOU GAVE ON IT.
LOVE YOU
NYLA