The song has become a pop and jazz standard, recorded by many artists. The song was first recorded by Claude Thornhill and his Orchestra on November 11, 1946. He released the song as a single in January, 1947 and it became permanently identified as the signature song for its vocalist, Fran Warren. Louis Prima and his Orchestra released his recording of the song in February 1947. The popularity of the up-tempo version by The Del-Vikings released in 1957 increased the song's popularity. Despite having wide acclaim, the song never made the Billboard Top 40.
- Claude Thornhill and his Orchestra with vocal by Fran Warren. Recorded on November 11, 1946, in New York, and released on Columbia Records 37219.
- Louis Prima and his Orchestra, February, 1947.
- Frankie Laine with an orchestra conducted by Carl T. Fischer. Recorded on January 21, 1947, and released on Mercury Records 5018.
- Jo Stafford with an orchestra conducted by Paul Weston. Recorded on February 28, 1947, and released on Capitol Records 388.
- Ella Fitzgerald and the Andy Love Quintet with an orchestra conducted by Bob Haggart. Recorded on March 19, 1947, and released on Decca Records 23866 and was included on her album For Sentimental Reasons
- The Harptones in 1953 on the Bruce label.
- The Del Vikings on their 1957 Come Along with Me/A Sunday Kind of Love/ The White Cliffs of Dover/Now is the Hour - Mercury EP 1-3359
- Hank Jones on the 1958 quartet album The Talented Touch
- Dinah Washington on her 1959 album, What a Diff'rence a Day Makes!
- Etta James on her 1960 album, At Last!
- Jan & Dean in 1962, which went to #95 on the Billboard Hot 100.
- Dion DiMucci on his 1969 album, Wonder Where I'm Bound
- The Four Seasons on their 1965 album, The 4 Seasons Entertain You
- Lenny Welch in 1972, which went to #96 on the Billboard Hot 100.
- Kenny Rankin on his 1975 album, Inside on Little David Records LD1009.
- Reba McEntire on her 1988 album, Reba, which went to #5 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart and also went to #9 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada.
- Renee Olstead on her 2004 album, Renee Olstead.
- Beth Rowley
- Jerry Lee Lewis
- Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa on their 2013 album Seesaw.
- The Marcels in 1961 on Colpix Records.
- Amy Vachal in The Voice Season 9 knockouts.
Notes and references
- Barbara Belle (née Belle Einhorn; born 1922) is a producer, publisher, theatrical manager, and songwriter. She was married to Lee Newman (né Leon Lee Newman; 1912–1987)
- Anita Leonard (née Anita Rothblum; born 1922) married – on November 29, 1948, in the Bronx – comedian actor Louis Nye (1913–2005). She earned a bachelor of science in music from NYU. She studied piano with Modena Scovill Lane (1892–1981), Bruno Eisner (1884–1978) (ru), and Herman Wasserman (1895–1957). She studied composition with Otto Cesana (1899–1980), and Wallingford Riegger. At The New School, she studied acting with Stella Adler. Her chief collaborators included Barbara Belle, Evelyn Caroll, Chocky Fair (Charles B. Fair), and Marshall Barer. Her stage-name, "Leonard," was the given name of her brother, Leonard Rothblum (1916–2001). (ASCAP Biographical Dictionary, 1980)
- Stan Rhodes (né Stanley Wayne Rhodes; 1924–1984) copyrighted over 80 songs under the name Stan Rhodes.
- Jacobs, Dick & Harriet Jacobs – Who Wrote That Song?, Writer's Digest Books, 1993
- "Original versions of A Sunday Kind of Love written by Anita Leonard, Barbara Belle, Louis Prima, Stan Rhodes". SecondHandSongs.com. Retrieved 2016-07-26.
- Heather Phares (2000-10-10). "The Complete Fran Warren with Claude Thornhill - Fran Warren | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-07-26.
- Gribin, Anthony; Schiff, Matthew (2014). The Top 1000 Doo-Wop Songs: Collector's Edition. Ttgpress. p. 69. ISBN 9780982737651. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
- "Jukebox Hits of the '50s [Collectables] | 90431012420 e". Music.barnesandnoble.com. Retrieved 2016-07-26.
- "The Marcels - Sunday Kind Of Love (Song)". uk-charts.com. eMedia Jungen. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
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