April Showers

Songfacts®:

  • Composed by Louis Silvers and written by B.G. De Sylva, this song debuted in the 1921 Broadway musical Bombo and was performed by Al Jolson.
  • This song became a popular cover by several jazz and traditional pop singers, including Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Margaret Whiting, Eddie Fisher, Eydie Gorme, Mel Torme and Cab Calloway. R&B/Soul singer Jackie Wilson also included the song on his Al Jolson tribute album, Nowstalgia...You Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet, in 1961.
  • This song was featured in the 1948 film musical April Showers, starring Jack Carson and Ann Sothern as a married couple in a struggling vaudeville act.
  • This song has a rare claim to fame in that it was sung in a courtroom (by a judge). According to a report in the March 7, 1953 issue of the Brooklyn Eagle newspaper filed from Detroit, "Circuit Judge Vincent M. Brennan gave his decision in a contract suit between a singer and an orchestra leader," and after recessing the court, "stepped down from the bench and sang 'April Showers' to prove he was 'musically qualified' to decide the case." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England

Comments: 1

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn March 27th 1948, the Warner Bros. musical movie ' April Showers' open in theaters across the U.S.A.
    According to Wikipedia, Spike Jones & Doodles Weaver produced a parody of "April Showers" which began with the lyrics 'When April showers, she never closes the curtain'...
    I tried You Tube but couldn't find it there.
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