Don’t You Know – Della Reese

The song was adapted from an aria (“Musetta’s Waltz“) from Puccini‘s La bohème. The song was Reese’s first single on her new label RCA Victor. It helped her get a nomination for aGrammy Award for Best Female Vocalist. It also led to nine years in Las Vegas.
It became Reese’s biggest hit, reaching number one on the U.S. R&B chart. “Don’t You Know?” went to number two on the U.S. Pop chart, where Mack the Knife by Bobby Darin kept it from number one. It was a follow-up to her previous big hit “And That Reminds Me“.

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