Hugo & Luigi Summer Camp Songs

Cousins Hugo Perretti and Luigi Creatore were a New York City songwriting duo who wrote songs out of the Brill Building in the ’50s under the name Hugo & Luigi and went onto produce a number of hits and perform various other functions in the music industry until the late ’70s.

According to Wikipedia, the two-man songwriting and production team:

First [came] to attention with singles released on Mercury Records in the mid-1950s, they went on to produce Perry Como, Elvis Presley, Sam Cooke and other artists for RCA Victor, including the hit records “Twistin’ The Night Away”, “Another Saturday Night”, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” by The Tokens, the Isley Brothers’s classic “Shout”, and Little Peggy March’s “I Will Follow Him”. They co-wrote Presley’s hit “Can’t Help Falling in Love”, with George David Weiss. They also produced albums by Della Reese including The Classic Della, a collection of pop songs based on classical themes and Waltz With Me, Della, a collection of popular songs in 3/4 time. Their track, “La Plume de Ma Tante” reached #29 in the UK Singles Chart in July 1959.

Their 1961 “Summer Camp Songs” LP for RCA Victor  is one of their harder to find releases.

What do you think is going through the minds of these campers in the album cover photo?

Matt Ralph

Matt Ralph

I'm the editor of Summer Camp Culture and also blog at Tangzine.com and MatthewRalph.com. I live in the Philadelphia area and went to camps and camp meetings growing up in Ohio, Maryland and New Jersey.

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