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
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.