The Way We Were : April 1949compiled by JCMarion


Pick hits of the week of April 6 : Whispering Waters / A Chapter In My Life Called Mary by Buddy Clark (Columbia); Bali Hai / Some Enchanted Evening by Bing Crosby (Decca; Somehow / What's My name by Billy Eckstine (MGM); A Fine Romance / 1400 Dream Street by Les Brown (Columbia); Everywhere You Go / How It Lies by Bing and Evelyn Knight (Decca); Don't Cry Cry baby / If You Stub Your Toe On The Moon by The King Cole Trio (Capitol); Hurry Hurry Hurry / I Didn't Know The Gun Was Loaded by The Andrews Sisters (Decca); Teddy Bear's Picnic / Mosquito's Parade
by Phillip Green (MGM); and Put Your Shoes On Lucy / Barroom Polka by Russ Morgan (Decca . . . . . . . .The Ames Brothers to sue National Records for releasing old masters under the name The Amory Brothers . . . . . .Amos Milburn appears at the Apollo Theater . . . . . .Of the top ten best selling records in the country this week, Russ Morgan has four and Art Mooney has three . . . . . .On April 13, Capitol Records announcves the release of the first 45 rpm record by the company . . . . . .RCA Victor meanwhile is set to release the first original 45 (not recordings already in their catalog) . . . . . . . . .Vaughn Monroe's version of "Ghost Riders In The Sky (The Cowboy Legend)" is a special advance release 45 rpm single . . . . . . . .The pick hits for the second week in April are : My One And Only Highland Fling / Thank You by Gordon McCrae and Jo Stafford (Capitol); A Million Miles Away / If I Could Be With You by Bill Lawrence (RCA); I'm In Love With A Wonderful Guy / Younger Than Springtime by Dinah Shore (Columbia); Five Foot Two / Again by Art Mooney (MGM); Rhumalero parts 1 and 2 by Jerry Wald (Columbia); Ditto From Me To You / Chicken Ain't Nothing But A Bird by Nellie Lutcher (Capitol) . . . . . . . . .also out this week are Pete / What Can I Say Dear After I Say I'm Sorry by Dinah Washington (Mercury); Over The Rainbow / Cole Heat by Hank D'Amico (National); I'll Be There by The Three Riffs (Atlantic); and Cry And You Cry Alone by The Deep River Boys (RCA) . . . . . . . . . . .new entries on the best seller charts this week are - Once In Love With Amy by Ray Bolger (Decca); Again by Vera Lynn (London); and Far Away Places by Dinah Shore (Columbia). . . . . . . . . . .new long playing albums released are Manhattan Towers by Gordon Jenkins (Decca) and To Mother by Eddy Arnold (RCA) . . . . . . . . .Pati Page is at the Hippodrome in Baltimore . . . . . . Tex Beneke and his band has dropped the string section and will revert to a strictly Glen Miller revival style for all future engagements . . . . . . Lionel Hampton headlines at the New York Strand Theater . . . . . . . Spike Jones and his band is doing sro business in Chicago . . . . . . . new best sellers for the last week of April are - Need You by Guy Lombardo (Decca);  Some Enchanted Evening by Perry Como (RCA) and Bing Crosby (Decca); How It Lies by Bing and Evelyn Knight (Decca); Slaughter On 10th Avenue by Lennie Hayton (MGM);  Careless hands by Bing (Decca); and Timely In My fashion by Dinah Shore (Columbia) . . . . . . . . best bets of the week  are - Merry Go Round / Canadian Capers by Guy Lombardo (Decca); A Million Miles Away / Lonliness by Jerry Wayne & Dell Trio (Columbia);  Missouri Walking Preacher / Candy Kisses by Johnny Mercer (Capitol); Portrait Of Jennie /  Dream Of Oliver by Carmen Cavallaro (Decca);  Merry Go Round / Heart Of Loch Lomond by Art Mooney (MGM); When Tears Come Too Late / It Took A Dream To Wake Me Up by Al Trace (Columbia); and A Kiss And A Rose / Knock On The Door by The Inkspots (Decca). . . . . . . . .  . other new record releases for the week are - Tennessee Border / Tennessee Saturday Night by Billy Williams (Coral); Save A Piece Of Wedding Cake by Franlie Carle (Columbia); Three Cheers / South Side Boogie by Mike McKendrick (Selective);  Mud Kicking Woman by Sunnyland Slim (Mercury); and Ugly Woman Blues by Sabby Lewis and Al Morgan (Mercury). . . . . . . . .Jimmy Dorsey's hit song from 1940 originally called Sorghum Switch has been retitled as Cole Slaw and recorded by Frank Cully for Atlantic. Writer Jessie Stone gave his OK for the move . . . . . . . . . Louis Jordan has recorded a cover version for Decca and that label has re-issued Jimmy Dorsey's original version (now retitled) on its Coral subsidiary . . . . . . .Frankie Laine doing big box office at L.A.'s Cocoanut Grove . . . . . . .  .the same for the comedy team of Martin & Lewis at the Copa Cabana in NY . . . . . .Woody Herman and his orchestra with Mel Torme and Mary Ann McCall at the Capitol Theater in Washington D.C.

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