Teresa Answers Your Questions
"Nora Malone"     (Apr 2006)

Q:   EDDIE (IRELAND):   Hi, Teresa, greetings from Ireland. One of your most popular recordings in Ireland is "Nora Malone." Where did you get this song and who suggested that you record it?

A:  TERESA:   "'Nora Malone' is an old song that I first learned from my mother when I was a little girl. It was, of course, a much older song when I recorded it later on in the 1950s. At the time, we were planning on releasing a 4-track extended-play album of Irish ditties and I even recorded all the songs for it. For some reason, however, the album was never released. I don't know why. 'Nora Malone' was included in the first long-play album that I made for Coral."

Additional note:  In February of 1955, Teresa recorded four songs for a planned EP album of Irish songs: "Nora Malone," "Shamrocks, Shillelaghs & Shenanigans," "Bejaybers, Bejabbers, Begorrah" and "A Little Bit of Heaven." None of these recordings were ever released and the master tapes for all of them have since been lost or misplaced. Teresa recorded "Nora Malone" again on November 25, 1955, and it is this take of the song that was ultimately released. "Nora Malone" was never released as a single in the United States. In Great Britain, however, it was issued in 1957 and reached #26 on the charts there.

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