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Amy Asch

Music Theater Historian
Vernon Duke: April in Paris

Vernon Duke: April in Paris

“April in Paris” was recorded by all the big mid-century pop singers; secondhandsongs.com lists more than 60 versions.  But my favorite recording omits the lyric. Here is the Count Basie Orchestra, swinging hard in a 1955 arrangement by Wild Bill Davis. I don’t...

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