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Don Costa

Don Costa
Real name
Domenick P. Costa
Born
July 10, 1925
Died
January 19, 1983
Country
United States
IPI
00006897461 8 works
00006897951 6 works
Affiliation
BMI, ASCAP
Comments
Conductor and record producer
Family
Nikka Costa Daughter
Related labels
DCP International   founder of

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Managed by Bastien

Originals

Title Performer Release date Covered by
November 1961 Connie Francis
December 1955 (5 artists)
September 1960 (7 artists)
January 1956 Petula Clark with Orchestra directed by Tony Osborne
July 1953 (4 artists)
April 1956 (19 artists)
July 1957 Ulf Lindqvist
July 1959 (11 artists)
October 1957 (12 artists)
May 1957 (2 artists)
1952 (3 artists)
March 1955 (4 artists)
November 1962 (6 artists)
May 10, 1965 (2 artists)
i 1963 (4 artists)
December 1957 (52 artists)

Covers by Don Costa

Title Performer Release date Originally by
i 1960 Enrique Madriguera & His Rumba Orch.
i 1969 Enrique Madriguera & His Rumba Orch.
i 1968 Simon and Garfunkel
November 1955 Yvette Giraud - Orchestre dir. Albert Lasry
i November 1967 Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
i November 1967 The Beatles
October 1958 (unknown)
i 1981 The Beatles
1962 Les Brown and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus by Doris Day
i 1968 Simon and Garfunkel
i 1960 J. Harold Murray
i October 1962 Henry Mancini and His Orchestra
September 1962 Eva Taylor - Piano Accomp. by Clarence Williams
i 1981 The Beatles
1961 Emilio Tuero, Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra
i 1981 The Beatles
February 1959 John McCormack - Piano accomp. by Edwin Schneider
1957 Solange Berry accompagnée par Bill Byers et son orchestre, (unknown)
i 1960 Count Basie and His Orchestra
1962 Bing Crosby
i November 1967 Frankie Valli
i 1968 The Cyrkle
October 1962 Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra, Woody Herman and His Orchestra
1961 Walter Woolf King
i November 1967 Petula Clark
1961 Mildred Bailey
1958 Jerry Lewis
April 1962 Gloria Lynne with The Earl May Trio
i 1960 Marga Llergo & Antonio Escobar
1961 Harry Richman
i 1968 Simon and Garfunkel
i 1962 (unknown)
November 1955 Charles Trenet accompagné par Wal-Berg et son orchestre
October 1962 Felicia Sanders
August 1962 Morton Downey
1961 Lupita Palomera con la Orq. Hnos Dominguez, The Mullen Sisters - Tony Mottola and His Orchestra
i 1969 Judy Collins
November 1962 Doris Carson
i 1969 Ary Cordovil
1961 Pedro Vargas con Orquesta
i 1960 Ray Noble and His Orchestra featuring Jack Dumont, Alto Sax
November 1955 Joy Hodges & Austin Marshall
i November 1967 The Beach Boys
i 1969 The Beatles
October 1955 Joe Turner and His Blues Kings
November 1955 Charles Trenet et son orchestre
i 1968 Chad and Jeremy
November 1955 Fred Astaire & Adele Astaire
November 1968 Little Anthony and The Imperials
i 1968 Paul Simon
February 1959 Jane Froman with Chorus and Orchestra conducted by Sid Feller
October 1962 Woody Herman and His Orchestra
September 1962 Jackie Wilson
November 1962 Frank Sinatra
November 1955 Victor Young and His Orchestra - Vocals under the direction of Ken Darby
i 1969 Michel Fugain
October 1962 Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Jack Leonard
November 1962 Ray Noble and His Orchestra featuring Tony Martin
September 1962 Cab Calloway and The Cabaliers
October 1962 Dorothy Squires with Orchestra directed by Billy Reid
July 1965 Ted Wallace & His Orchestra – Vocal Chorus by The Radio Imps
1961 Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra
September 1962 Nat "King" Cole
i 1969 Dee Dee Warwick
October 1962 Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra
June 1960 Jo Stafford with Orchestra conducted by Billy May
1958 Margaret Whiting
1958 Felicia Sanders
1958 Frank Sinatra
November 1962 Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus by Bob Eberly
1958 Jo Stafford with Paul Weston and His Orchestra
1962 Dinah Shore with Orchestra
November 1955 Mary Martin
July 1965 Aida Ward
1961 Rex Harrison
i October 1959 Johnny Cash and Tennessee Two
February 1959 Homer Quincy Smith
October 1957 Joe Reisman and His Orchestra
September 1962 Red McKenzie & His Orchestra
September 1958 Andy Rose
November 1955 Charles Trenet accompagné par Wal-Berg et son orchestre
November 1955 Roche & Aznavour avec le Quintette Henri Leca
i 1981 The Beatles
October 1957 Chet Baker & Bud Shank
1962 Dinah Shore
December 1956 Nappy Brown with The Zippers Quartet
October 1962 Ray Noble and His New Mayfair Orchestra
1958 Dick Haymes
October 1957 The Four Esquires
September 1962 Billie Holiday
i 1969 Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass
i 1960 Dick Powell with Jimmie Grier and His Orchestra
June 1954 Ted Fiorito and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus Muzzy Marcellino & The Fio-rettes
July 1965 Ray Dorey
i 1960 Sterling Holloway - June Cochran
i 1960 Victor Salon Orchestra
i 1960 Erroll Garner Trio
1961 Mayo Methot
i 1968 Simon and Garfunkel
January 1956 Sarah Vaughan with Hugo Peretti and His Orchestra
October 1962 (unknown)
i July 1960 Melina Mercouri
February 1959 The Tuskegee Institute Singers
i 1969 The Beatles
i November 1967 Bobbie Gentry
November 1962 Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Jack Leonard
July 1965 Patti Page
i 1969 Vic Damone
September 1962 Kate Smith - Orchestra under direction of Jack Miller
October 1962 (unknown), (unknown)
November 1955 Jo Stafford with Paul Weston and His Orchestra
1958 (unknown)
i 1960 Tom Gerun and His Orchestra - Vocal by Scrappy Lambert
1959 Elena Madera
1961 Orquesta de Los Hermanos Domínguez
March 1957 Ken Copeland
December 1960 Matt Monro
i 1968 Simon and Garfunkel
i 1960 Nelson Pinedo con La Sonora Matancera
1961 Nelson Pinedo con La Sonora Matancera
i 1960 Trio Durango con guitarras
1955 Hollywood Dance Orchestra - Vocal Chorus by Irving Kaufman
i 1960 Cootie Williams and His Orchestra
i 1960 Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra
September 1962 Ozzie Nelson and His Orchestra
i 1968 (unknown), Gordon Heath and Lee Payant, Simon and Garfunkel
1961 Bing Crosby with Pete King and His Orchestra
March 1959 Ames Brothers
December 1955 Bob MacGimsey
May 1956 (unknown), Kay Cee Jones with Orchestra conducted by Ernest Freeman
i November 1967 Janis Ian
i 1981 The Beatles
April 1960 Dean Stewart and The Robbins with Bob Wilson and His Orchestra
February 1959 (unknown)
i 1960 Duke Ellington and His Orchestra
i 1969 Barbara Acklin
November 1962 Jackie and Roy
October 1958 (unknown)
Covered by (81 artists)
i 1981 John Lennon
November 1962 Victor Young and His Concert Orchestra - Ray Turner at the Piano, Frank Sinatra
i 1960 The Alfred Newman Hollywood Symphony Orchestra
i 1962 Leona Williams and Her Dixie Band
July 1965 Abbie Mitchell
October 1962 Russell Wooding and His Grand Central Red Caps
November 1967 The Kids Next Door
Sampled by Beastie Boys
February 1959 (unknown), Sarah Vaughan - Ted Dale & Orchestra
September 1962 Judy Garland
i October 1962 The MGM Studio Orchestra conducted by Robert Armbruster
i May 4, 1962 The Weavers
Covered by (2 artists)
i October 1962 The MGM Studio Orchestra conducted by Leigh Harline
February 1955 (unknown)
February 1954 Joseph Knecht's Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra
i 1968 Simon and Garfunkel
February 1973 The Drifters [US]
i 1960 Orquestra Colbaz
Two Innocent Hearts Ginny Gibson with Don Costa, His Orchestra And Chorus (Ginny Gibson, Don Costa) 1956 Unverified
November 1955 Charles Trenet - Orchestre direction Jacques Metehen
i November 1967 The Sunshine Company
i November 1967 Dionne Warwick
November 1962 Tony Martin with Earle Hagan and His Orchestra
1958 Victor Young, Jeri Southern with Victor Young and His Orchestra
November 1961 Cliff Richard - Norrie Paramor Orchestra
1958 Edith Piaf, Bob Sands with Orchestra conducted by Bill Loose
1958 Margaret Adams
1958 Frank Sinatra with Percy Faith and His Orchestra
July 1957 Steve Karmen with Hal Mooney & His Orchestra
i November 1967 Ruthann Friedman
January 1957 Fess Parker
i 1981 The Beatles
1981 Odia Coates
1959 (unknown), Glenn Miller and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Ray Eberle
March 1959 (unknown), Ken Griffin at the Organ - Vocal by Jerry Wayne
November 1968 Robie Porter
1958 Max Bygraves with The Clarke Brothers
October 1962 Tommy Dorsey & His Clambake Seven - Vocal Refrain by Edythe Wright

Sampled songs

Title Performer Release date Info
November 1967 Originally by The Kids Next Door
Sampled by Beastie Boys

Songs written by Don Costa

Original songs

Adapted songs

Releases

Albums

Title Performer Release date Label
Don Costa Plays the Beatles Don Costa 1981 CGD
Don Costa's Instrumental Versions of Simon & Garfunkel Don Costa 1968 Mercury
Drinking Again Dinah Washington - Arr. & Cond. by Don Costa September 1962 Roulette
Eydie in Love Eydie Gorme - Orchestra conducted by Don Costa 1958 ABC-Paramount
Hollywood Premiere! Don Costa and His Orchestra October 1962 Columbia
I Feel So Spanish! Eydie Gorme with Orchestra conducted by Don Costa 1961 United Artists Records
In Love Dinah Washington - Arranged by Don Costa October 1962 Roulette
It's Us Again Eydie Gorme and Steve Lawrence, arranged and conducted by Don Costa 1962 Mati-Mor Superecords
Latin Pianos Ferrante & Teicher with Orchestra conducted by Don Costa 1960 United Artists Records
Manhattan with Strings Georgie Auld with Don Costa and His Orchestra 1960 United Artists Records
Meet Robert Clary Robert Clary - Orchestra under the Direction of Don Costa November 1955 Epic
Modern Delights Don Costa November 1967 Verve Records
Portrait of My Love Steve Lawrence - Orchestra conducted by Don Costa 1961 United Artists Records
Snowbound Sarah Vaughan, arranged & conducted by Don Costa November 1962 Roulette
The Don Costa Concept Don Costa 1969 Mercury
The Four Coins The Four Coins - Orch. under the direction of Don Costa 1955 Epic
The Quiet Hour Johnny Nash - Orchestra directed by Don Costa February 1959 ABC-Paramount

Singles

Title Performer Release date Label
A Teenager Sings the Blues Johnny Nash with Don Costa his Orchestra & Chorus 1958 ABC-Paramount
Brigitte's Song "Tell Me Something Sweet" Cindy and Lindy - Orchestra directed by Don Costa 1957 ABC-Paramount
Chain Gang Bobby Scott - Orchestra conducted by Don Costa December 1955 ABC-Paramount
Come Back, Silly Girl Steve Lawrence with Don Costa Orchestra September 1960 ABC-Paramount
Flamenco Guitar Don Costa and His Orchestra 1962 Columbia
God Bless Us All Brucie Weil - Don Costa and His Orchestra July 1953 Barbour
Hide and Seek Ken Carson - Don Costa and His Orchestra October 1955 Media Records [1]
How Very Wonderful Alan Dale – Orchestra Directed by Don Costa July 1957 ABC-Paramount
I'll Walk the Line Don Costa October 1959 United Artists Records
It's Just My Luck to Be Fifteen The Poni-Tails - Orchestra directed by Don Costa July 1957 ABC-Paramount
Just Young Paul Anka with Don Costa Orchestra & Chorus September 1958 ABC-Paramount
Little by Little Micki Marlo with Don Costa His Orchestra & Chorus December 1956 ABC-Paramount
Mr. Wonderful Bette Anne Steele - Orch. & Chorus conducted by Don Costa January 1956 ABC-Paramount
My Favorite Song The Overtones featuring Marian Caruso - Orchestra under Direction of Don Costa 1952 Devon
Never on Sunday Don Costa & His Orch. & Chorus July 1960 United Artists Records
Pepito Teddy Randazzo, arranged and conducted by Don Costa 1959 ABC-Paramount
Pledge of Love Johnny Janis with Don Costa's Orchestra & Chorus March 1957 ABC-Paramount
Smoky Morning Dolores Hawkins with Orchestra under Direction of Don Costa March 1955 Epic
Stagger Lee Lloyd Price with Don Costa Orchestra October 1958 ABC-Paramount
Stardust Frank Sinatra - Arranged & conducted by Don Costa March 1962 Reprise Records
The Harem Don Costa and His Orchestra 1963 Columbia
Theme from "The Miracle Worker" (Hush Little Baby) Don Costa and His Orchestra May 4, 1962 CBS
When the Boy in Your Arms (Is the Boy in Your Heart) Connie Francis - Conducted and arranged by Don Costa November 1961 MGM
You Could End the World Cathy Carlson - Arranged and conducted by Don Costa November 1968 Philips
You Fool The Gayles - Orchestra conducted by Don Costa May 1956 ABC-Paramount
You Need Hands Eydie Gorme - Arranged and conducted by Don Costa 1958 ABC-Paramount

Performances also appear on

Title Performer Release date Label
Bill Hayes Sings the Best of Disney Bill Hayes 1957 ABC-Paramount
Dinah '62 Dinah Washington April 1962 Roulette
Dino Latino Dean Martin December 1962 Reprise Records
For All We Know Dinah Washington August 1962 Roulette
Fortune Teller John Leslie [US1] January 1956 ABC-Paramount
From the Bottom of My Heart (Dammi, dammi, dammi) Dean Martin October 1962 Reprise Records
Graduation Day The Rover Boys featuring Billy Albert April 1956 ABC-Paramount
I'm Gonna Get Married Lloyd Price July 1959 ABC-Paramount
Indoor Sport Sandy Stewart June 1960 United Artists Records
Joey's Song Betty Martin October 1957 ABC-Paramount
Kiss in Your Eyes Eydie Gorme May 1957 ABC-Paramount
Love and Peace Johnny Nash 1969 JAD
Love Me Forever Eydie Gorme October 1957 ABC-Paramount
Midnight Moonlight Johnny Nash October 1958 ABC-Paramount
My Home Town Paul Anka April 1960 ABC-Paramount
Nikka Costa Nikka Costa 1981 CGD
Portrait of My Love Steve Lawrence December 1960 United Artists Records
Sentimental Me Eydie Gorme & Steve Lawrence March 1959 ABC-Paramount
Summer Sounds Robert Goulet July 1965 Columbia
Summer Sounds Robert Goulet May 10, 1965 Columbia
The Exciting Lloyd Price Lloyd Price February 1959 ABC-Paramount
The Sheik of Araby Buddy Greco February 1954 Coral
This Magic Moment Billy Joe Royal February 1973 MGM South
What Word Is Sweeter Than Sweetheart Buddy Greco June 1954 Coral
When I'm Alone Dick Noel February 1955 Fraternity
Wringle, Wrangle Bill Hayes January 1957 ABC-Paramount
You Are My Destiny Paul Anka December 1957 ABC-Paramount
You're a Sweetheart Dinah Washington October 1962 Roulette