I’ll Remember April

23 04 2012

I’ll Remember April—G. de Paul/P. Johnston/D. Raye, 1941 (Recorded April 23, 2012) I figured I’d do a song with “April” in the title, seeing as it’s now the month of April and all. This much-recorded popular song made its debut to the world in, of all things, an Abbott and Costello comedy western called Ride ’em Cowboy.

I played it straight through using the La Paula uke. I had a hard time deciding what to do during the instrumental break. I tried whistling, clapping, banging on the furniture…I even tried musical saw until the thing kicked back and gouged my calf. Eventually I came upon the scat solo you hear here. I duped the scat track and lowered the pitch an octave, then I combined the normal track and the pitched track to get a strange, inside-a-barrel sound.

Thanks to Carmen McRae for her outstanding version of this tune.



2 responses

23 04 2012
Tom Harker

I’ll remember Patsy singing “I’ll Remember April,” and I’ll smile!! – Tom

24 04 2012
Patsy Monteleone

Aww, thanks, big guy! ;°)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: