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Gene De Paul

Composer, Pianist, Singer, Arranger

(1919 - 1988)

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Gene De Paul was born in New York City. He got his start in the music profession as a piano teacher and then went on to become a pianist in dance orchestras, eventually becoming a singer and arranger for theater vocal groups. As a composer he contributed to a number of Hollywood film scores, often collaborating with Don Raye, including A Date with Judy (1948), A Song is Born (1948), and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954). He also wrote scores of songs including, “I’ll Remember April” (1942) and “You Don’t Know What Love Is (1941), both of which were introduced in Abbott & Costello films, “Cow Cow Boogie” (1943), “Irresistible You” (1944), “Star Eyes” (1943) and “Teach Me Tonight” (1954). With Johnny Mercer he wrote the score to the Broadway musical L’il Abner (1956) which included the standard “Namely You.” DePaul was inducted into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame in 1985.

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I'll Remember April: Live at Foothill College

Art Pepper

The Very Best of Ella Mae Morse

Ella Mae Morse (Includes "Cow Cow Boogie")

Blue Light Til Dawn

Cassandra Wilson (Includes "You Don't Know What Love Is")

Star Eyes

Lorez Alexandria

Teach Me Tonight

Dinah Washington

Lil' Abner

Shelly Manne
Reading and Viewing

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Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Tom Brown, Joan Shawlee, Nat Pendleton

The Best of Abbott & Costello, Vol. 1 (Buck Privates / Hold That Ghost / In the Navy / Keep 'Em Flying / One Night in the Tropics / Pardon My Sarong / Ride 'Em Cowboy / Who Done It?)

Universal Studios


Howard Keel, Jane Powell

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)


Peter Palmer (III), Leslie Parrish, Stubby Kaye, Howard St. John, Julie Newmar, Stella Stevens

Li'l Abner



Wallace Beery, Jane Powell, Elizabeth Taylor, Carmen Miranda, Xavier Cugat, Robert Stack

A Date With Judy

MGM (Video & DVD)


Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Louis Armstrong

A Song is Born [VHS]

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Joe Williams

Joe Williams with George Shearing: A Song is Born (1991)


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