Old Cape Cod - Various - Pops For America
Label: Grand Award Record Corp. - G.A. 33 • Format: Vinyl LP • Country: US • Genre: Rock, Pop • Style: Vocal, Rock & Roll
The single, as recorded by Patti Pagebecame a gold recordhaving sold over a million copies. Having been hailed by "Cape Codders" as the "unofficial Cape Cod Anthem, if ever there was one",  the song has been credited with "putting the Cape on the map" and helping to establish Cape Cod as a major tourist destination. The song extols the virtues of Cape Cod as a leisure destination with each verse ending with the line "You're sure to fall in love with old Cape Cod.
Patti Page had previously had a hit with a Milton Yakus composition, " Go on with the Wedding ", in However, according to Page, Claire Rothrock herself brought "Old Cape Cod" to her, approaching Page at a Boston nightclub where the singer was performing. Page says of the song: "I just fell in love with it", and recorded "Old Cape Cod" during a day-trip to New York City, enabling her return to Boston in time for that evening's nightclub performance.
As " Wondering " had already been set to be Page's next release, "Old Cape Cod" was recorded with the intent of serving as "Wondering"'s B-side. Both tracks debuted on the Billboard magazine charts for the week ending June 3, and "Old Cape Cod" quickly became the dominant track, peaking at 3 on Billboard's Most Played by Jockeys chart, 8 on the Best Sellers In Stores chart, and 7 on The Top composite chart for Page had never visited Cape Cod until after the song was released and had become a hit.
She later recalled her first visit to the Cape, saying:. I could not believe it when I finally did go, because I realized that [the song] had captured something about a place that I had had within me for so many years, but never knew. It's unexplainable to me, because it's so dear to me — I knew I had been here before [although] I hadn't.
There was something there, in that song — [for] a lot of us who grew up Dont Pass Me By - The Beatles - The Beatles the Cape, who lived on the Cape, who spent our summers here Old Cape Cod - Various - Pops For America [that we] always think of when we think of Cape Cod: we think of you, and that song. So, we really owe you a big 'thank you' for that.
If you're fond of sand dunes and salty air, Quaint little villages here and there, You're sure to fall in love with old Old Cape Cod - Various - Pops For America Cod.
Yakus from the poem by C. Symbolizing Page's "contributions in the promotion of Cape Cod through the years and with her music", the ceremony culminated with the Senator's dedication and unveiling of a new street sign: the road leading to the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce was thus renamed "Patti Page Old Cape Cod - Various - Pops For America . Following Page's death on January 1,the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce credited the song's success with helping to establish Cape Cod as a major tourist destination:.
We think she put the Cape on the map. Before the KennedysFrisk Baglæns - Marilyn Mazur, Josefine Cronholm And Krister Jonsson - Flamingo Sky our successful marketing ever did it, she did.
The song was referenced by Bruce Johnston in the lyrics of " Disney Girls ", his nostalgic song about growing up in the s: "Patti Page and summer days on old Cape Cod". Page sued the advertising agency responsible for the commercial alleging that the commercial implied that Page herself endorsed American Savings Bank.
Also inMichael Holliday covered it for the UK market. The Norman Petty Trio also recorded "Old Cape Cod" inwhich version was originally featured on the Top 12 Vol What Went Wrong - The Moldy Peaches - The Moldy Peaches multi-artist compilation album and subsequently on Songs of New England a multi-artist compilation album.
If you like the taste of a lobster stew, Served by a window with an ocean view, You're sure to fall in love with old Cape Cod. That same year, Dottie West recorded "Old Cape Cod" for her album Feminine Fancywhich mostly consisted of remakes of signature songs of well-known female singers, and also featured West's take on Patti Page's career record " Tennessee Waltz ".
American Idol finalist and Cape Cod native Siobhan Magnus covered the song and released it as a single in Februaryhonoring Patti Page who died earlier in the year. She released it on a limited edition vinyl 45 rpm single with a B side of her own: "Pure Inspiration", a song about bullying. The song plays on the radio in the Donna Deitch film Desert Hearts when the main character, played by Helen Shavermoves to a new apartment in Reno, Nevada in the late s.
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