Look to Your Heart

Love In a Home

~ from the 1956 Stage musical "L'il Abner"
Music by Gene De Paul and lyrics by Johnny Mercer 
Commander Publications ASCAP
Arranged and Conducted by Nick Perito
with The Ray Charles Singers
Produced by Andy Wiswell
Recorded in Webster Hall, New York City
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
Recording Time 3:51
Recorded June 19th, 1968, ~ Matrix No. WPA1-5602 Take 2

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Notes: ~ Introduced by Peter Palmer and Edie Adams in the 1956 Stage musical "L'il Abner" and a popular recording by Doris Day. Music critic Gene Lees has these comments about Perry's phrasing: " A number of our best singers phrase well. The usual technique is to rethink the lyrics of a song to see how they would come out if you were saying them, and then approximate in singing the normal speech inflections and rhythms. This often involves altering the melody, but it is a legitimate practice and when done well can be quite striking. But Como is beyond that. He apparently does not find it necessary to change the melodic line in order to infuse a song with emotion. A great jazz trumpeter once told me, "After fifteen years of playing, I’ve come to the conclusion that the hardest thing to do is to play melody, play it straight and get feeling into it." Como has been doing this from the beginning."

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