The Way We Were : September 1947


The Coca Cola company plans its move back into sponsoring radio as the U.S. government eases off of the mandated sugar quotas in place since the days of World War II. . . . . . Sammy Kaye is the maestro on the radio show "So You Want To Lead A Band" on the ABC network Monday evenings at 9 : 30 pm. . . . . Some of the records to watch in early September are "The Whiffenpoof Song" by Bing Crosby (Decca); "Naughty Angeline" by Dick Haymes (Decca) and Art Lund (MGM). . . . . . Some new releases are "Castanets and Lace" by Sammy Kaye (RCA) and Bob Houston (MGM); "Tennessee" by Blue Barron(MGM); "Wait Til I Get My Sunshine In The Moonlight" by Ginny Sims (Mercury), Four Chicks & A Chuck (MGM), Jack McCLean (Coast), Gordon Jenkins (Decca) and The Meltones (Black & White). . . . . . .The Meadowbrook in New Jersey features Perry Como, Marion Hutton, and the Sam Donohue Orchestra and does SRO for the entire week.

The number one record on Your Hit Parade is Perry Como's "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now", and the singer stars on the Chesterfield Supper Club radio program every Mon-Wed-Fri evenings on the NBC radio network. . . . . The NBC network presents Your Hit Parade starring Frank Sinatra, Doris Day, the Ken Lane Chorus, and the orchestra of Axel Stordahl every Saturday evening at 9pm from Hollywood. . . . . .The Coca Cola radio show The Pause That Refreshes premiers the musical score from the Broadway show "Allegro" featuring Ginny Sims, Jack Kelty, and Percy Faith's Orchestra . . . . .The Tommy Dorsey radio show now goes to transcription and is broadcast coast to coast . . . . .The top ten record sellers for September 10 are-10 - I Have But One Heart : Frank Sinatra (Columbia) and Vic Damone (Mercury)

9 - The Lady From 29 Palms : Andrews Sisters (Decca) and Freddy Martin (RCA)

8 - Tallahassee : Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters (Decca) and Vaughn Monroe (RCA)

7 - I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now : Perry Como (RCA)

6 - Feudin' and Fussin' : Dorothy Shay (Columbia) and Tex Beneke (RCA)

5 - Temptation (Timtayshin) : Red Ingle & The Natural Seven (Capitol)

4 - When You Were Sweet Sixteen : Perry Como (RCA) and The Mills Brothers (Decca)

3 - Peg O' My Heart : The Harmonicats (Vitacoustics) and The Three Suns (RCA)

2 - Smoke Smoke Smoke That Cigarette : Tex Williams (Capitol) and Phil Harris (RCA)

1 - That's My Desire : Frankie Laine (Mercury) and Sammy Kaye (RCA)

Jerry Roberts on radio station WAAT does his show live from Leon and Eddie restaurant in New York . . . . .Mel Torme with Ray McKinley's band is at The Meadowbrook . . . . . Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis are at The Riviera in Fort Lee, N.J. . . . . Across the country, the big in person show in Los Angeles is Gene Krupa and his orchestra with Dolores Hawkins and Sarah Vaughn at the Million Dollar Theater . . . . On the NBC network on Saturday evenings, Mel Torme's Torme Time at 5 : 30 is followed by Nat King Cole. . . . . Actress Ilona Massey makes her singing debut at New York's Versailles supper club . . . . .The CBS network premiers The Dick Haymes Show for Auto-Lite every Thursday night at 9 with The Four Hits & A Miss and Gordon Jenkins Orchestra . . . . .NBC presents The Schaefer Parade 3pm on Sundays starring Eddie Howard & his orchestra . . . . .WMCA in New York features a popular music show starring "Mister and Mrs. Music" who are Bea Wain and Andre Baruch six days a week and also a d.j. program with Tommy Dorsey six days a week . . . . .The top rated radio programs for the month are : (1) Walter Winchell (2) Mister District Attorney (3) Lux Radio Theater (4) Charlie McCarthy (5) Your Hit parade (6) Break The Bank (7) Judy Canova (8) Take It Or Leave It (9) Suspense (10) Blondie (11) Your FBI (12) Manhattan Merry-Go-Round (13) Philip Marlowe (14) The Guild Theater (15) Fred Waring . . . . . "Peg O' My Heart" by The Harmonicats is the number one pick on the country's juke boxes . . . . .some of the new record releases that are issued in the middle of the month are : "I Wish I Didn't Love You" by Betty Hutton (Capitol) and Vaughn Monroe (RCA); "An Apple Blossom Wedding" by Buddy Clark (Columbia) and Sammy Kaye (RCA); "Hurry On Down" by Nellie Lutcher (Capitol); "Come To The Mardi Gras" by Freddy Martin (RCA); "On The Avenue" by The Andrews Sisters (Decca); "Ask Anyone Who Knows" by Margaret Whiting (Capitol); "The Echo Said No" by Elliot Lawrence (Columbia) and Sammy Kaye (RCA); "I Want To Be Loved" by Benny Goodman (Capitol) and Beryl Davis (RCA); "I'm So Right Tonight" by Jo Stafford (Capitol); "Black And Blue" by Frankie Laine (Mercury); "You Do" by Dinah Shore (Columbia) and Margaret Whiting (Capitol) ; "It's Almost Like Being In Love" by Frank Sinatra (Columbia) and Margaret Whiting (Capitol); "Kate" by Eddie Howard (Majestic); "Ivy" by Jo Stafford (Capitol) and Vaughn Monroe (RCA). . . . . . The best bets of the week among record releases are - "Kokomo Indiana" / "How Long Has This Been Going On" by Mel Torme (Musicraft); "Near You" by Elliot Lawrence (Columbia); "My O'Darlin, My O'Lovely, My O'Brien" by Tony Pastor Orchestra with voc by Rosemary Clooney (Columbia); "Too Marvelous For Words" / "Strange What A Song Can Do" by Harry James (Columbia); "Christmas Dreaming" by Frank Sinatra (Columbia); "Baby All The Time" / "Somebody Loves Me" by Woody Herman (Columbia). . . . . . Capitol records recorded an extended work "The Freedom Train" written by Irving Berlin and featuring Johnny Mercer, Margaret Whiting, Peggy Lee, Benny Goodman, The Pied Pipers, and the Paul Weston Orchestra.

A new national poll of disc jockeys from across the country picks four records they they feel will be big sellers : "I Miss You So" Nat King Cole Trio (Capitol); "Ragtime Cowboy Joe" by Eddie Howard (Majestic); "It's A Sin" by Eddy Arnold (RCA); and "Passing By" by Tony Martin (RCA). . . . .Al Donohue is forming an all Boston orchestra . . . . . .The Three Suns are a hot box office attraction across the country . . . . . "Near You" is the number one tune in record sales, sheet music, and juke boxes in the country . . . . .Jack Lescoulie is the new all night radio man at WOR in New York . . . . .Signature Records announces that Monica Lewis has sold more than one million records for them in a year and a half . . . . .some best bets on record for the end of the month are : "A Fella Needs A Girl" / "Body And Soul" by Gordon MacRae (Capitol); "So Far" (from the musical 'Allegro') / "Lazy Countryside" by Margaret Whiting (Capitol); "Stanley Steamer" / "The One I Love" by Georgia Gibbs (Majestic); "You'd Better Watch Yourself Bub" / "My Mother's Eyes" by Nellie Lutcher (Capitol); "One Hour" / "Say It With A Slap" by Virginia Maxey and The Modernaires (Columbia); "I'll Never Make The Same Mistake Again" / "Fun And Fancy Free" by Gene Krupa with voc by Buddy Hughes (Columbia). . . . .some up and coming recordings are - "Cumona" by Freddy Martin (RCA); "Kokomo Indiana" by Bing Crosby (Decca) and Dinah Shore (Columbia); and "Peggy O'Neill" by The Harmonicats (Vitacoustics).

Long time jazz maestro and pianist Duke Ellington plans to have a radio d.j. show on New York's WMCA . . . . .The Harry Cool orchestra with Doris Donovan plays Chicago to big crowds . . . . .a new disc jockey poll gives the nod to these possible hits : "A Long Train With A Red Caboose" by Peggy Lee (Capitol); "How Soon" by Jack Owens (Tower); "Paradise" by Johnny Long (MGM); and "I Never Knew" by Sam Donohue (Capitol).

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