A superbly performed, beautiful collection ~ By Request

I'll Remember April
~ from the 1942 Western Musical Comedy "Ride 'em Cowboy"
Music by Gene DePaul and lyrics by Patricia Johnston, and Don Raye 
Leeds Music Corp. ASCAP
Hugo & Luigi
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and The Ray Charles Singers
Produced by Hugo & Luigi
 
Recorded in Webster Hall, New York City
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
Recording Time 3:00
 
Recorded June 21st, 1962   ~  Matrix No. N5PW-3018 Take 6
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A superbly performed, beautiful collection ~ By Request

 
For a few brief minutes, "I'll Remember April" was an oasis of sanity in the madness of the 1942 Abbott and Costello film "Ride 'Em Cowboy." Dick Foran, the handsome square-jawed hero on the Universal set, sang the song in it's film debut. For a long time it remained a love song, but then it was discovered by the jazz players, who loved it's chord structure and found it a perfect vehicle for endless improvisation. In Perry's hands, it's a love song again, and he seems to caress it with his voice. It's a fine performance, one of Perry's best.

( notes from "The Incomparable Como" Readers Digest UK compilation 1975 )

Notes: ~ introduced by Dick Foran in the 1942 Abbott and Costello Western Musical Comedy "Ride 'em Cowboy" with Ella Fitzgerald and the Merry Macs singing tunes including "A Tisket A Tasket" and Foran crooning "I'll Remember April."

 
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With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and The Ray Charles Singers
Produced by Hugo & Luigi
Recorded in Webster Hall, New York City
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
Recorded June 21st, 1962

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