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  1. Allison Durbin

Synopsis

This Janice Weaver song was originally recorded by American singer Morgana King (who played Mama Corleone in the first two Godfather films). Allison Durbin's epic version featured backing from Quincy Conserve and was produced by Howard Gable (who she later married). The biggest selling release by a New Zealand artist in 1968, it topped the local singles chart and won the Loxene Golden Disc. Durbin's performances from the televised Loxene awards show and a TV special have long since been lost but this grainy Australian TV clip of her finest moment survives.

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Comments (3)

 Nathan Unknown

Nathan Unknown | website

I remember TVNZ Heartland's "From The Archives" showing a short peice from an Allison Durbin special called "Girls to watch music by", you's should try to get it up here.

 Denis O'Dea

Denis O'Dea

Great clip. There is something very nice about the simplicity of the music of the 1960's

 Chris Bourke

Chris Bourke

The night she won the Loxene Golden Disc was unforgettable - great television. Wayne Senior deserves credit for his arrangement - it out-classes the US original.

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