The Way We Were : August 1949compiled by JCMarion


The pick hits of the week for early August were : "Neon Lights" / "Through A Long And Sleepless Night" (from the motion picture "Come To The Stable") by Peggy Lee (Capitol); "It All Depends On You" / "I Only have Eyes For You" by Frank Sinatra (Columbia); "Through A Long And Sleepless Night" / "Circus" by Bill Farell (MGM); "I Get Sentimental Over Nothing" / "Your Voice" by King Cole Trio (Capitol); "Strummin On The Old Banjo" / "I Can't Believe It" by Russ Morgan (Decca); "Scotch Hot" / "Dangerous Dan McGrew" by Guy Lombardo (Decca); and "Noah's Ark" / "Tears Of Happiness" by The Ames Brothers (Coral). . . . . .At the Apollo Theater is the band of Cootie Williams with Willis Jackson and will be followed by Andy Kirk and The Mills Brothers. . . . . .ABC-Eagle puts out a set of new records that will retail at 39 cents featuring Curt Massey, Tex Williams, and Don Steele . . . . .the newest chart hit album is "Contino" by accordianist Dick Contino . . . . . . the song "Through A Long And Sleepless Night" from the picture "Come To The Stable" has been recorded by Alan Dale (Hi-Tone), Vic Damone (Mercury), Eddie Duchin (Mercury), Bill Farell (MGM), Peggy Lee (Capitol), Vera Lynn (London), Dinah Shore (Columbia), Claude Thornhill (RCA Victor), and Eileen Wilson with Gordon Jenkins (Decca). . . . . . the second week in August produced pick hits were "Give Me Your Hand" / "I Wish I Had A Record" by Perry Como (RCA Victor), "I Can Dream Can't I?" / "Wedding Of Lili Marlene" by The Andrews Sisters (Decca), "Last Mile Home" / "Land Of Love" by Doris Day (Columbia), "Wouldn't It Be Fun" / "Hop Scotch Polka" by Art Mooney (MGM), "Hold Me A Little Closer" / "Wedding Of Lili Marlene" by Ann Shelton (London), and "All Year Round" / "I Know I Know I Know" by Russ Case (MGM). . . . . . . Other new recoed releases were "So Much" / "Hot Cakes, Hominy, and Sassafrass" by Bill Darnell (Coral), "Carolina In The Morning" / "Boppin With Zig" by Ziggy Elman (MGM), "Lonesome Lover Blues" / "Tormented" by Jackie Paris Trio (MGM), and "Brooklyn Dodger Jump" by team players Ralph Branca, Carl Furillo, and Erv palica (Apollo). . . . . . . Charlie Spivak and his orchestra are the first American band signed by London Records to be marketed in the U.S. . . . . .Lionel Hampton and his band appear at the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium after a five year ban because of a riot at a Jimmy Lunceford date. . . . . . Bob Crosby is signed to the Harmony label . . . . . the pick hits of the week for week three in the month were "Lucky Old Sun" / "Make Believe" by Vaughn Monroe (RCA Victor); "Lucky Old Sun" / "I Get Sentimental Over Nothing" by Frankie Laine (Columbia); "24 Hours Of Sunshine" / "Wedding Of Lili Marlene" by Gordon Jenkins (Columbia); "Everything They Said Came True" / "Dime A Dozen" by Sammy Kay (RCA Victor); "The Last Mile Home" / "Ragtime Cowboy Joe" by Jo Stafford (Capitol); "Whirlwind" / "Dime A Dozen" by Margaret Whiting (Capitol), "Somehow" / "Reckon I'm In Love" by The Pied Pipers (RCA Victor); and "I Challenge Your Kiss" / "Am I Really Sorry?" by Dinah Washington (Mercury). . . . . .a new album on the best seller charts is "Getting Sentimental Over You" by Frank Sinatra (Columbia) . . . . .the Golden Gate Quartet appears on Mutual radio's "Sing For Your Supper" . . . . .at Cafe Society the show features Coleman Hawkins, and Dorothy Donegan . . . . .a new act at Leon & Eddie is comedian Alan King . . . . . .on August 24, RCA sets the price for its new 45 rpm record player at $12.95 to lure buyers . . . . . .Decca plans to introduce its first 33 1/3 rpm LP album on September 5 . . . . . . newest pick hits include four tunes from the picture "Top 'O The Morning" by Bing Crosby on Decca Records - "Top 'O The Morning", "You're In Love With Someone Else", "Oh Tis Sweet To Think", and "The Donovans"; "Scotch Hot" / "Windmills Turning" by Three Suns (RCA Victor); "Joltin Joe DiMaggio" / "Nickel Serenade" by Les Brown (Columbia) a reissue of the 1941 hit record; "Blues In The Night March" / "The One Who Loves You" by Tex Beneke (RCA Victor); and the album featuring music from the picture "Jolson Sings Again". . . . . . . . .the national best sellers for the month are : (1) - "Some Enchanted Evening" by Perry Como (RCA Victor); (2) - "Ghost Riders In The Sky" by Vaughn Monroe (RCA Victor); (3) - "You're So Understanding" by Evelyn Knight (Decca); (4) - "Baby It's Cold Outside" by Margaret Whiting and Johnny Mercer (Capitol); (5) - "You're Breaking My Heart" by Vic Damone (Mercury); (6) - "The Hucklebuck" by Tommy Dorsey (RCA Victor); (7) - "Again" by Gordon Jenkins (Decca); (8) - "Some Enchanted Evening" by Bing Crosby (Decca); (9) - "Maybe It's Because" by Dick Haymes (Decca); (10) - "Roomful Of Roses" by Dick Haymes (Decca); (11) - "You're Breaking My Heart" by Buddy Clarke (Columbia); and (12) - "You're Breaking My Heart" by The Inkspots (Decca). Other top sellers are - "An Old Fashioned Walk" by Doris Day and Frank Sinatra (Columbia); "Now That I Need You" by Fran Warren (RCA Victor); "I Never See Maggie Alone: by Kenny Roberts (Coral); "Dance Of The Hours" by Spike Jones (RCA Victor); "Blue Skirt Waltz" by Frankie Yankovic (Columbia); and "Ain't She Sweet" by Goon Bones and Mr. Ford (Crystalette). . . . . . . . . . . The top selling albums are (1) - "South Pacific" by the original cast (Columbia); (2) - "Kiss Me kate" by the original cast (Columbia); (3) - "Songs Without Words" by Paul Weston Orchestra (Capitol); "Miss Liberty" by the original cast (Columbia); and (5) - "Contino" by Dick Contino (Magnolia). . . . . . . .On the last day of the month, Ken Murray's "Blackouts" has completed a seven year run at the El Capitan Theater in Los Angeles, and plans to open in New York at the Zigfield Theater . . . . . . . new pick hits of the week are : "You're Breaking My Heart" / "You're So Understanding" by Ralph Flanagan (Bluebird); "Body And Soul" / "If Love Is Trouble" by Billy Eckstine (MGM); "Lucky Old Sun" / "Make Believe" by Sarah Vaughn (Columbia); "Hop Scotch" / "Annie Laurie" by Ella Logan (Bluebird); "Someday" / "If You Didn't Mean It" by The Ravens (National); and "Ol' Joe Louis" / "Your Voice" by Cab Calloway (Bluebird). . . . . . .RCA has launched a multi-million dollar ad campaign for its 45 rpm single recording . . . . . . .Bandleader Lucky Millinder has sued over the hit tune "Hucklebuck" claiming his tune "D Natural Blues" is the source of the melody . . . . . . .new album of the week is "Silver Lining Songs" by Vaughn Monroe (RCA Victor) . . . . . . .The Inkspots big box office in London extending their tour for an additional two weeks . . . . .Wynonie Harris and The Orioles at the Apollo in New York, and a big show at the Earle Theater in Philadelphia features Count Basie and his band with Jimmy Rushing and Illinois Jacquet, and Sarah Vaughn.

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