Thursday, April 17, 2014

Abril en Portugal

"April in Portugal" is a popular song, also named "The Whisp'ring Serenade." The music was composed by Raul Ferrão and lyrics  written by José Galhardo  as a fado named "COIMBRA, E UMA LIÇÂDO DE AMOR", in 1947. English lyrics written by Jimmy Kennedy were set to the music, though many of the most popular versions of the song were instrumentals.- The Vic Damone recording referred to at the sheet above was released by Mercury Records as catalog number 70128.

ABRIL EN PORTUGAL was recorded by OSCAR ALEMÁN Y SU ORQUESTA DE JAZZ as an instrumental fox-trot for Odeon, Buenos Aires April 7th, 1953, and it was issued on the shown Odeon 55613 78' rpm disc at the A-side. - The audio of this recording has been uploaded at YouTube and is inserted below - enjoy!



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