# 11 R&B, #21 Pop
When Francine “Peaches” Hurd and Herb Feemster, both of Washington DC, were first recorded as a duo they produced the single “We’re in This Thing Together.” The tune didn’t make any noise, but when a DJ flipped it over and played the B-side it became Peaches & Herb‘s first hit — and that was a cover of the 1933 composition by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler titled “Let’s Fall In Love.”
“Let’s Fall In Love” first went to #1 Pop in 1934 as performed by pianist and bandleader Eddy Duchin from in the 1933 film of the same name. The song also surfaces as the theme of the 1954 romantic comedy “It Should Happen To You.”
There have been many “Peaches” to perform with the one and only Herb Fame, but Francine was the first and the best IMHO. Which era “Peaches” been your favorite? If you don’t know the difference then stick with OSML. This is the first Peaches & Herb post but it won’t be the last one. There will be more knowledge to come.
- Harold Arlen: Let’s Fall In Love (davidjmarkowitzmusic.wordpress.com)
- The Art Laboe Show Live! (airspeaker.wordpress.com)
- Van McCoy (legrenierdumacumbanight.wordpress.com)