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April in Paris Count Basie (1955)

Composed by Vernon Duke, with lyrics by E.Y. Harburg, April in Paris was written for the Broadway musical Walk a Little Faster (1932). Covered many times over the years, Count Basie’s cover (1955) is the most famous, in fact, his performance was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Count Basie cameoed in the 1974 film Blazing Saddles to perform April in Paris and in the video game Grand Theft Auto IV, you can hear Count Basie’s cover.