The Way We Were : November 1948 compiled by JCMarion


The top radio programs announced in the october ratings period were - 1) Walter Winchell 2) Lux Radio Theater 3) Fibber McGee & Molly 4) Jack Benny 5) Bob Hope 6) My Friend Irma 7) Duffy's Tavern 8) Talent Scouts 9) Fred Allen 10) Phil Harris . . . . . . .Margaret Whiting leaves CBS Club 15 show . . . . .Al Donohue takes over the Jan Savitt Orchestra . . . .the top juke box hits of the month - 1) "Tree In The Meadow" by Margaret Whiting (Capitol) and Monica Lewis (Decca); 2) "Buttons And Bows" by Dinah Shore (Columbia); 3) "Until" by Tommy Dorsey (RCA Victor); 4) "My Happiness" by The Steeles (Damon) and The Pied Pipers (Capitol); "Maybe You'll Be There" by Gordon Jenkins woth vocal by Charles Laverre (Decca) and Eddy Howard (Majestic) . . . . .best bets for the first week of November - "Red Roses For A Blue Lady" / "Somebody's Lying" by Jack Lawrence (Mercury); "Far Away Places" / "My Own True Love" by Margaret Whiting (Capitol); "A Little Bird Told Me" / "Brush Those Tears" by Evelyn Knight & The Stardusters (Decca); "Tea For Two" / "How High The Moon" by Gene Krupa and Anita O'Day (Columbia); "A Little Bird Told Me" the original version by Paula Watson (Supreme); "Gloria" / "The Money Song" by Buddy Clark & The Modernaires (Columbia); and "Dainty Brenda Lee" / "Bella Bella Marie" by Eddy Howard (Mercury). . . . . . Top new albums are - "Roses In Rhythm" by Frankie carle (Columbia); "Comin' Round The Mountain" by Dorothy Shay (Columbia); "Rhumba de Cuba" by Chuy Reyes (Capitol); and "Brigadoon" original cast (RCA Victor). . . . . . . The Jubalaires are featured on the Amos 'n Andy radio show . . . . . .best bets of the second week of November are - "Cuante la Gusta" / "Cornbelt Symphony" by Jack Smith & The Clark Sisters (Capitol); "For You" / "By The Way (from the picture "When My baby Smiles At Me") by Perry Como (RCA Victor); "Lavender Blue" / "Sheltering Palms" by Sammy Kaye with Don Cornell & The Kaydets (RCA Victor); "My Man" / "Stormy Weather" by Connie Haynes with Ray Bloch (Signature); and "Goodnight Sweetheart" / "Meet Me Tonight In Dreamland" by Alan Dale (Signature). . . . . . .new records on the hit parade are "On A Slow Boat To China" by Benny Goodman (Columbia); "The Night Has A Thousand Eyes" by Ann Shelton (London); and "You You You Are The One" by Johnny Eager (Grand). . . . . . .In late November Arthur Godfrey does big box office at the Roxy Theater in New York. . . . . . the Hooper ratings for top radio shows add "Mister District Attorney"; "Stop The Music"; "People Are Funny"; "Casey Crime Photographer"; "Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons"; "Horace Heidt"; and "Big Town". . . . . . . . . .Frankie Laine is added to the Chesterfield Supper Club radio program . . . . . .Actor Burt Lancaster breaks in a night club act in Chicago . . . . . . .RCA Victor is ready to market its new 45 rpm single records . . . . . . .both Guy Lombardo and Tommy Dorsey and their bands set box office records in New York City . . . . . . .best bets of the week on records are - "Happy New Year" / "All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth" by Spike Jones with George Rock (RCA Victor); "Teddy Bear's Picnic" by Jay Wilbur (London); "Ave Maria" / "Smiling Through" by Jo Stafford (Capitol); "Sway" / "Let's Be Sweethearts Again" by Gracie Fields (London); "Goodnight Ladies" / "Siesta" (from the picture "The Kissing bandit") by The Sportsmen (Capitol); and "Deep Purple" / "I Only have Eyes For You" by Paul Weston (Capitol). . . . . . . . .the most played songs on the radio are "Buttons And Bows" and "On A Slow Boat To China". . . . . . . . .new to the top sellers list are - "Say Something Sweet To Your Sweetheart" by Jo SDtafford & Gordon MacRae (Capitol); and "A Little Bird Told Me" by Evelyn Knight & The Stardusters (Decca) and Paula Watson (Supreme).

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