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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 (5)

 colin john cleave

colin john cleave

If she kept it together she'd should have been a big star now.



She was lovely. But then headed off to Australia to follow the Fame and Fortune. Stories of drugs like heroin took the shine off the cream of many musos in the day. For years later Dragon and others who crossed the ditch were dragged down on their way up.

 Nathan Unknown

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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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