A superbly performed, beautiful collection ~ By Request

Moonglow
and Theme from "Picnic"

~ from the 1956 film "Picnic"
Words and Music by Will Hudson, Eddie DeLange, and Irving Mills 1934, 1956
Theme from "Picnic" Words by Steve Allen and Music by George Duning 1956 
Mills Music Inc. & Columbia Pictures Music Corp. ASCAP
 
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 3:20
 
Recorded June 8th, 1962   ~  Matrix No. N5PW-3009 Take 5
Lyrics

By Request ~ 1962

Notes: ~ The Hudson-DeLange Band was formed in 1936 but never recorded the song "Moonglow" by composers Will Hudson and Eddie DeLange but in 1956 the song was featured in the film "Picnic" in counterpoint with "Theme from Picnic" and best-selling records of the coupling were made by Morris Stoloff and his Orchestra for Decca and by George Cates and his Orchestra for Coral. The McGuire Sisters had a popular vocal version of the "Picnic" song on Cadence Records.

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