The Way We Were : November, 1947 compiled by JCMarion


Fred Robbins One Night Stand at New York, Town Hall features Sarah Vaughn, Lester Young, and comedian Professor Irwin Corey. . . . Coming up on the sales charts are "So Far" by Perry Como (RCA) and Frank Sinatra (Columbia) and "Too Fat Polka" by Arthur Godfrey (Columbia). . . . . .Some best bets for future hit parade status are : "I'm Waiting For Ships That Never Come In" / "The Emperors Waltz" by Buddy Clark (Columbia), "A Tune For Humming" / "My Blue Heaven" by Eddie Howard (Majestic), "Warsaw Concerto" / "Love For Lovers" voc Fran Warren-Claude Thornhill Orch., "You Call It Madness" John Laurence (Mercury), "Girls If You Ever Get Married" by The Murphy Sisters (Apollo), "I Met My baby At Macy's" by Gordon Polk w Tommy Dorsey (RCA), and "I'll hate Myself In The Morning" by Frankie Carle (Columbia). . . . . .The American federation of Musicians Union in a dispute with the recording industry has set a recording ban as of January 1, 1948. . . . . .Bandleader Shep Fields has sold his ownership of the Glen Island Casino in suburban New York . . . . . . .Duke Ellington signs with radio station WMCA to try his hand as a deejay . . . . . .coming up in record sales are "Pass The Peace Pipe" by Kay Kyser (Columbia) and Dinah Shore (RCA) and "New Year's Eve" by Margaret Whiting (Capitol). . . . . some best bets are "Lover Come Back To Me" - Monica Lewis (Signature), "These Things Money can't Buy" - Nat Cole (Capitol), "As Time Goes By" - Elliot Lawrence Orch., voc by Rosalind Patton (Columbia) and "Johnson Rag" - Alvino Rey (Capitol).

The American Broadcasting Company plans to purchase Capitol Records . . . . . The Hollywood Palladium may go to a three day a week schedule because of declining business during the week. . . . . .Promising new record releases are "The Stars Will Remember" - Vaughn Monroe (RCA) and Frank Sinatra (Columbia); "I Still Get Jealous" - The 3 Suns (RCA) and Harry James (Columbia), "Poppa Won't You Dance With Me" - Guy Lombardo (RCA) and Doris Day (Columbia); and "Golden Earings" - Peggy Lee (Capitol) and Dinah Shore (RCA). The best bets for the middle of November are : "A Love Story" - Jack Fina (MGM), "Fool That I Am" / "Two Loves Have I" - Billy Eckstine (MGM), "I Love To Dream" - Johnny Johnston w Sonny Burke's Orch (MGM), "Looka There Ain't She Pretty" - Buddy Greco & The Three Sharps (Majestic), "Donkey Serenade" / "It Happened In Hawaii" - Frankie Lester w Hal McIntyre & His Orch (MGM), "The Gentleman Is A Dope" - Jo Stafford (Capitol) and Monica Lewis on her first record for Decca, "Round Up Time For Love" - Bill Williams (vocalist with Sammy Kaye) (RCA), "Copa Cabana" - Dick Farney w Paul baron's orch (Majestic), and "Please Don't Play Number Six" - Gene Krupa Orch voc-Bobby Hughes (Columbia).

The new national survey of record best sellers is released in late November of 1947 and here are the results of that listing :

11. - "Feudin And Fightin" - Dorothy Shay (Columbia)

"I Wish I Didn't Love You So" - Betty Hutton (Columbia)

10 - "So Far - Perry Como (RCA)

9 - "Civilization" - Louis Prima (RCA)

8 - "And Mimi" - Dick Haymes (Decca)

"The Whiffenpoof Song" - Bing Crosby (Decca)

7 - "Civilization" - Ray McKinley (Majestic)

6 - "How Soon" - Jack Owens (Tower)

5 - "You Do" - Margaret Whiting (Capitol)

4 - "I Wish I Didn't Love You So" - Vaughn Monroe (RCA)

3 - "Too Fat Polka" - Arthur Godfrey (Columbia)

2 - "Ballerina" - Vaughn Monroe (RCA)

1 - "Near You" - Francis Craig & His Orchestra voc Bob Lamm (Bullet)

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