A Taste of Honey (song)
A Taste of Honey" is a pop standard written by Bobby Scott and Ric Marlow. It was originally an instrumental track (or recurring theme) written for the 1960 Broadway version of the 1958 British play (which was also made into the A Taste of Honey film of the same name in 1961). Both the original and a later recording by Herb Alpert in 1965 earned the song four Grammy Awards. A vocal version of the song, first recorded by Billy Dee Williams (and released in 1961 on the Prestige label), was recorded by the Beatles for their first album in 1963. Barbra Streisand had performed the song as part of her cabaret act during 1962, and recorded it for her debut album The Barbra Streisand Album on Columbia, which won a Grammy for Album of the Year (1963).
The original recorded versions of the song "A Taste of Honey", "A Taste of Honey (refrain)" and "A Taste of Honey (closing theme)", appeared on Bobby Scott's 1960 album, also titled
A Taste of Honey, on Atlantic 1355. The composition won Best Instrumental Theme at the Grammy Awards of 1963.
Vocal versions The Beatles
The Beatles performed
Lenny Welch's adaptation, slightly changing the lyrics in the chorus, as part of their repertoire in 1962 and as the instrumental version by  Acker Bilk was popular in the United Kingdom at the time, the song was chosen to be recorded for their 1963 debut album, . A version from this time was released in 1977 on the album Please Please Me .
Live! at the Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany; 1962
In the US, this song first appeared on the
VeeJay Records album . They also performed "A Taste of Honey" seven times for Introducing... The Beatles BBC radio shows, including Here We Go, Side by Side, and . Easy Beat In 1967, McCartney was inspired to compose “  Your Mother Should Know” based on a line taken from the screenplay.
 Other artists Lenny Welch recorded an early vocal version. It was released as a single in September 1962 on the Cadence Records label and included on his 1963 album Since I Fell for You. This version also credits Lee Morris as a writer but it is not known if it was he who provided the lyrics. This credit does not appear on any covers of the song, with only Marlow/Scott credited. Johnny Rivers covered the song on his album "Changes"
In 1964 jazz singer
Morgana King released a version which became her signature song.
 In Top One Hundred Television and film The song is used for the theme of the UK comedy series
. Hardware The cover version of Herb Alpert is used to
ID "Tutto il calcio minuto per minuto" (All the football minute by minute), an historical live commentary on sports events broadcast by the Italian radio RAI since the 1960s. The tune has begun to be used since the 1990s. The song is used in the 2000 Australian film , a partially fictionalised account of the role that the The Dish Parkes Observatory played in relaying the live television feed of man's first steps on the moon, during the mission in 1969. Apollo 11 See also References
Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 19.
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"The Beatles Bible: A Taste Of Honey" . Retrieved . August 16, 2009
A Taste Of Honey | The Beatles Bible
Holden, Stephen (1985-09-02). "JAZZ: MORGANA KING". The New York Times . Retrieved . 2018-08-15 The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 6th Edition, 1996 A Taste of Honey (disambiguation)
A Taste of Honey is a play written by Shelagh Delaney.
A Taste of Honey or Taste of Honey may refer to:
A Taste of Honey (film), a 1961 film adaptation of the play
Mitsu no Aji: A Taste of Honey, a Japanese television drama series
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