I’M IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE ~ by The Chimes 1961

“I’m In The Mood for Love”

The Chimes 1961

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Lenny Coco, Pat Deprisco, Joseph Croce, Richard Mercado and Pat McGuire 

 

A bit of history on the Chimes

The Chimes (later Lenny Cocco & the Chimes) were an American 

doo wop group from Brooklyn.

The group came together under the direction of lead singer Lenny Cocco in the mid-1950s. Their first single was a version of “Once in a While“—a 1937 hit for Tommy Dorsey—released on Tag Records. The song became a hit in the U.S., peaking at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100 in January 1961.

The follow-up single was “I’m in the Mood for Love“, a song from the 1930s. This hit #38 later that year. In 1962, they began recording as Lenny & the Chimes, and moved to Metro Records and then to Laurie Records in 1963. In 1964, they released the single “Two Times” on Vee-Jay, but broke up shortly after.

In subsequent decades they have re-formed for the doo-wop revival circuit, usually under the name Lenny Cocco and the Chimes.

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“I’m In The Mood for Love”

The Chimes

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The Chimes first single was “Once in a While”,  a hit in the U.S., peaking at #11 in 1961.

The follow-up single was “I’m in the Mood for Love”,  

Hit #38 later that year.

 

A little history on “I’m in the mood for Love”

I’m in the Mood for Love” is a popular song published in 1935. The music was written by Jimmy McHugh, with the lyrics by Dorothy Fields. The song was introduced by Frances Langford in the movie Every Night at Eight released that year.

It became Langford’s signature songBob Hope, who frequently worked with Langford entertaining troops in World War II, later wrote that her performance of the song was often a show-stopper.

Popular recordings in 1935 were by Frances Langford; Little Jack LittleLouis Armstrong; and Leo Reisman & His Orchestra (vocal by Frank Luther).

The song was in the 1936 Our Gang (Little Rascals) short, The Pinch Singer, when it was performed by Darla Hood and Carl “Alfalfa” Switzer (on separate occasions). Switzer also performed the song in the 1936 film Palm Springs.

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