I’ll Remember April

Posted April 23rd, 2013 at 12:44 pm (UTC+0)
Comments are closed

By Diaa Bekheet | Washington, DC

It’s April, and what better time to listen to that classic song of lost love,  I’ll Remember April. Though the song has been sung by any number of great singers, including June Christy, Judy Garland, and Frank Sinatra, I particularly like the version by the smoky-voiced Julie London from 1956.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

I’ve also been enjoying a new, jazzy version, from an album by  Elli Fordyce and Jim Malloy.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

I recently had a chance to talk with Elli Fordyce about her musical journey. During our chat, you will hear songs from her albums Something STILL Cool and Songs Spun of Gold.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

More on Jazz Beat, Jazz Club USA

 

Diaa Bekheet
Diaa Bekheet has worked for a host of media outlets, including Radio Cairo in English, ETV News, Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa) and the Associated Press. He joined VOA in Feb. 1989 as an International Broadcaster, hosting a variety of popular news and entertainment shows such as Newshour, Radio Ride Across America, Business Week, and Jazz Club USA. He has interviewed a number of Jazz celebrities, including the legendary Dizzy Gillespie, Ramsey Lewis, Wayne Shorter, and George Benson. Diaa is currently an editor for our main English site, VOAnews.com.

Comments are closed.

About

About

VOA’s music bloggers bring you info about all kinds of music. Katherine Cole will keep you up-to-date on the world of Bluegrass and Americana music while Ray McDonald rocks the Pop charts and artists. Diaa Bekheet  jams with you on Jazz.  Visit us often. Your comments are welcome.

Categories

Calendar

April 2013
M T W T F S S
« Mar   May »
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930