Arranged by Joe Reisman and
Produced by Joe Carlton
With Mitchell Ayres Orchestra
and the Ray Charles Singers
Recorded at Studio A, New
December 3, 1957
~ In the 1950s, Burt Bacharach, a piano
accompanist for top-name singers,
was a struggling songwriter. The only
trouble was that his songs were so
original and so different from regular
popular songs that few publishers
would hear them, let alone publish them.
But 1957 was Bacharach's year.
Teamed with lyricist Hal David, he produced
two hits, "The Story of My Life",
a song with a 52-bar chorus and
some notes to be whistled by the singer,
and "Magic Moments", a
much simpler song with an intriguing melody and
a happy lilt. Perry's lovely
million-seller has created many magic moments
for listener's ever since.