APRIL IN PARIS

Latest update on 06/12/2012

Artist: Evelyn Hoey
Author: Vernon Duke/Yip Harburg
Year: 1932

In revue Walk A Little Faster. Paris was an impossible dream in the midst of the great Depression. Even lyricist Yip Harburg never been there, let alone in April. Vernon Duke also wrote Autumn In New York and I Can't Get Started (see there).

Covers:

1932:

Marian Chase [first recording]

1933:

Freddy Martin [top 5 US]

1940:

Buster Bailey

1940:

Artie Shaw

1944:

Tommy Dorsey

1947:

Thelonious Monk

1947:

Coleman Hawkins

1949:

Charlie Parker

1950:

Frank Sinatra

1951:

Count Basie [arrangement: Wild Bill Davis; vocal: Ella Fitzgerald]

1953:

Doris Day [in film April In Paris]

1954:

Lionel Hampton

1954:

Sarah Vaughan

1955:

Erroll Garner Trio

1956:

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

1956:

Billie Holiday

1957:

Bob Hope [in film Paris Holiday]

1961:

Tielman Brothers [instrumental]

1999:

Alex Chilton

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