1950s EASY-POP Songs and Singers...on the verge of Rock 'n Roll
Gigi recorded by Vic Damone introduced May 5, 1958 on Columbia Records #41122
Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, Music by Frederick Loewe
Orchestra directed by Percy Faith
The song Gigi (Gaston's Soliloquy) was the title song from the MGM film starring Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan, and Hermione Gingold. Louis Jordon discovers that Gigi has grown up and he has fallen in love with her in this six-minute-long soliloquy near the end of the film. The delightful 'Gigi' was honored with 9 Oscars, including best picture and best director, Vincente Minnelli. Vic Damone recorded the only version of Gigi to make it on the popularity charts.
Quintessential Fifties lyric:
"Am I a fool without a mind Or have I merely been too blind to realize You've been growing up before my very eyes"