The Way We Were : August 1948compiled by JCMarion


Artie Shaw announces he will tour with a classical pianist . . . . . .the top new movies are "The Emperor Waltz" and "Easyrt Parade" . . . . .The New faces Radio Revue features The Skyriders Quartet . . . . .the best bets of the weekly record releases are - "Pale Moon" / "Delores" by Bing Crosby and The Merrymacs (Decca), "You Call Everyone Darlin" / "Under The Arches" by The Andrews Sisters (recorded in England for Decca), "At The Flying W" / "A Woman Always Understands" by Tex Beneke Orch. with vocal by Gary Stevens (RCA), "Rhumba maria" (based on a theme from the picture "For Whom The Bell Tolls") by Carmen cavallaro (Decca), "Celito Lindo" / "Sunday In Old Santa Fe" by Andy Russell (Capitol), "Simon Says" / "Remind Me To Tell You" by The Three Suns with vocal by Artie Dunn & The Sun Maids (RCA) . . . . .the most played tune on radio is "It Only Happens When I'm With You" from the film "Easter Parade" . . . . Elliot Lawrence and his orchestra will reopen The Meadowbrook in New Jersey . . . .a new best selling album is "Music For Romancing"by Paul Weston on Capitol . . . . England's number one latin band, Edmundo Ros, will make his first trip to New York since 1935 . . . . .the big fad in the Midwest is barefoot dancing . . . . . DJ Martin Block is leaving California and returning to New York . . . .WOR radio is holding a convention of child disc jockeys . . . .best new records released during the second week in August are : "Little Girl" / "Baby Baby All The Time" by Nat Cole (Capitol), "You Call Everyone Darlin" / "Hair of Gold Eyes of Blue" by Jack Lathrop & The Drugstore Cowboys (RCA), and "Buttons And Bows" / "Daddy-O" by Dinah Shore & The Happy Valley Boys (Columbia) . . . . .the most played records on the nation's juke boxes are : "You Call Everyone Darlin" by Al Trace (Regent), "It's magic" by Doris Day (Columbia), and Dick Haymes(Decca), "You can't Be True Dear" Griffin / Wayne (Rondo), "Woody Woodpecker" by Kay Kyser (Columbia), and Mel Blanc & The Sportsmen (Capitol), "Maybe You'll Be There" by Gordon Jenkins with Charles LaVerre on vocal (Decca) . . . . . among new records on the week's best seller list are "Underneath The Arches" by Primo Scala (London), "It's Magic" by Sarah Vaughn (Musicraft), and "Hair Of Gold" by The harmonicats (Universal). . . . . .the top songs as played on the radio during the preceding month were : "Tree In The Meadow", "It's magic" (from the picture "Romance On The High Seas"), and from the same film "Put "Em In A Box". . . . .at the Paramount in New York - Peggy Lee with Ray Eberle's Orchestra, and at the Roxy - Dick Haymes . . . .the top rated radio quiz show "Stop The Music" is being sued by bandleader Blue Barron claiming he originally packaged the idea for CBS calling it "Blue Barron's Mystery Melodies". The show is also in trouble because of the FCC crackdown on giveaway shows . . . . .the top selling songs during the third week of the month : records - "12th Street Rag", sheet music - "My Happiness", radio requests - "Love Somebody", juke box plays - "You Call Everyone Darlin", and tops in England - "Galway Bay". . . . . . best bets of the week : "Baby Won't You Please Come Home" / "Trouble In Mind" by Jo Stafford with Paul Weston Orchestra featuring Nat Cole on piano (Capitol), "Hold Me" / "Ah But It Happens" by Frankie Laine (Mercury), "Hair Of Gold" / "You Call Everyone Darlin" by Art Lund & The Crew Chiefs (MGM), "Gloria" / "Oh Moon" by Ray Anthony with vocal by Ronnie Deauville (Signature). . . . . new record releases include : "Confess" by Doris Day and Buddy Clark (Columbia), "It Only Happens When I'm With You" by Perry Como (RCA), and "Darktown Strutters Ball" by Connie Haines and Alan Dale (Signature). . . . new album best seller is "Theme Songs" by various big bands (Columbia) . . . . . .Frankie laine does record box office in Hollywood. . . . . . ."Underneath The Arches" is a huge hit on both sides of the Atlantic, and so Columbia Records is re-issuing a 1933 recording of the song by Connee Boswell . . . . . .Peewee Hunt's hit recording of "12th Street Rag" was originally a radio transcription, and Capitol Records edited out one chorus on the top selling release . . . . . .best bets of the last week in August are > "By By Blues" / "London Bridge" by Ray Anthony (Signature), "S'Wonderful" / "Let's Do It" by Dinah Shore and Buddy Clark (Columbia), "Lillette"/"The Night Has A Thousand Ryes" by Vic Damone with Mitch Miller (Mercury), "At The Flying W" / "160 Acres" by Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters (Decca), "A Woman Always Understands" by Eileen Wilson with Les Brown's Orchestra (Columbia), "Manhattan Tower" by Gordon Jenkins orchestra narrated by Elliot Lewis (four sides of 12 inch 78rpm records in an album) . . . . .new releases are : "Candy Store Blues" by Tom Harper (Columbia), and "Blue Shadows" by Bing Crosby (Decca) . . . . . new album : "Latin Favorites" by Freddy Martin (RCA), and "Previn Plays Piano" by Andre Previn (RCA)

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