“Renee Olstead – Taking a Chance on Love” 

13 Mar

​”Taking a Chance on Love” is a popular song by Vernon Duke with lyrics by John La Touche and Ted Fetter, published in 1940 (see 1940 in music), which has become a standard[1] recorded by many artists.

It was introduced in the 1940 show Cabin in the Sky, a ground-breaking Broadway musical with an all black cast, where it was performed by Ethel Waters and Dooley Wilson. A feature film version Cabin in the Sky, starring Waters and Eddie “Rochester” Anderson, was released in 1943 and featured the song. A Benny Goodman cover featuring Helen Forrest reached #1 in 1943.



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