Harry James and His Orchestra with Kitty Kallen – I’m Beginning to See the Light (1945)

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I’m Beginning to See the Light” is a popular song and jazz standard, written by Duke Ellington, Don George, Johnny Hodges, and Harry James, and published in 1944.

Ella Fitzgerald and The Ink Spots featuring Bill Kenny recorded a version in 1945, that was on the pop song hits list for six weeks in 1945, reaching #5. A competing 1945 recording by Harry James and his Orchestra, with lead vocal by Kitty Kallen reached #1 for two weeks in January of that year. James’ version of the song reached #7 on Billboard’s Second Annual High School Survey in 1945. Duke Ellington also released in 1945 a version, which reached the top ten (Wikipedia).

Harry James and His Orchestra

Kitty Kallen – vocals