“Green Eyes” is a popular song, originally written in Spanish under the title “Aquellos Ojos Verdes” (“Those Green Eyes”) by Adolfo Utrera and Nilo Menéndez, 1929. The English translation was made by Eddie Rivera and Eddie Woods in 1931.
The English version of the song was written in 1931 but did not become a major hit till ten years later when recorded by the Jimmy Dorsey orchestra. The recording was made on March 19, 1941 with vocals by Helen O’Connell and Bob Eberly and released by Decca Records as catalog number 3698. The flip side was “Maria Elena.” The record first reached the Billboard charts on May 9, 1941 and lasted 21 weeks on the chart, peaking at #1 (Wikipedia).
Magnificent arrangement of Jimmy Dorsey’s “Green Eyes” by duo Bob Eberly and Helen O’Connell with the Ray Anthony Orchestra from a 1953 Chesterfield Show
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