Over There (2:12)

Cover of Prima Voce - Caruso In Song

From Prima Voce - Caruso In Song and 20 other releases

“Over There” is a 1917 song popular with United States soldiers in both world wars. It was written by George M. Cohan during World War I. Notable early recordings include versions by Nora Bayes, Enrico Caruso, Billy Murray, and Charles King. This song, as well as “It’s a Long Way to Tipperary”, were popular patriotic songs during the First World War. In 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt awarded Cohan the Congressional Gold Medal for this and other songs. Film appearances include Yankee Doodle Dandy starring James Cagney in his Oscar-winning performance.

Enrico Caruso (born Errico Caruso; February 25, 1873 – August 2, 1921) was an Italian opera singer. As has been stated repeatedly in print by reputable critics, biographers and musicologists, he was one of the greatest and most influential tenors in history. Caruso was also one of the most significant singers in any genre in the first two decades of the 20th Century and one of the most important pioneers of recorded music. Indeed, Caruso’s popular recordings and his extraordinary voice, known for its youthful beauty, mature power and unequalled richness of tone, made him perhaps the best-known operatic star of his era. Such was his influence on singing style, virtually all subsequent Italian and Spanish tenors (and many non-Mediterranean tenors, too) have been his heirs to a greater or lesser extent.

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  • LondonLouis

    I now keep on thinking of the current TV ad for "Go Compare" (rhymes with "Over there", you see). Is complete with joke, mustachioed tenor. Caruso can stand this.

    24 Sep 2010 Reply
  • LondonLouis

    I keep thinking of Mickey Rooney. It's nice to hear one of the original versions of this old flag-waver. Caruso's voice is fine.

    6 Jul 2010 Reply
  • fhcomstock

    By a fortunate piece of luck, I have a copy of this record, in excelent condition. The flip side is blank!

    12 Oct 2009 Reply
  • nickpug

    Must have been unbelievable to see

    6 Jul 2009 Reply
  • Ulya_Aliyeva

    incredible voice

    20 Mar 2009 Reply

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