The Way We Were : October 1948compiled by JCMarion


The radio show Spotlight bands will feature Spike Jones with Dorothy Shay (The Park Avenue Hillbilly) . . . . .Best bets for the first week are : "Autumn In New York" / "Once Upon A Moonlight Night" by Frank Sinatra with Axel Stordahl's Orch (Columbia); "The Matador" / "Lavender Blue" by Jack Smith & The Clark Sisters with the Earl Sheldon Orch (Capitol); "Love That Boy" / "Lillian" by Louis Prima (Capitol); "You Started Something" / "The Click Song" by Tony Pastor with Rosemary Clooney (Columbia); "Green Up Time" / "Here I'll Stay" (from the musical "Love Life") by Sammy kaye Orch with vocal by Laura Leslie & The Kaydets (Columbia); "I'd Like To Live In Loveland" by Jack Owens (Tower); and "That's The Way He Does It" / "Daddy-O" by Lillian Lane & the Page Cavanaugh Trio (Capitol) . . . . . .the top new album is "Bing Crosby Sings Cole Porter" (Decca) . . . . band leader Jan Savitt dies in California at 35 . . . . . .new record releases of the week are : "Until" by Tommy Dorsey (RCA Victor); "Lillette" by The King Cole Trio (Capitol); and "Cornbelt Symphony" by Ann Vincent (Mercury) . . . . . .one of the writers of the new hit song is band leader Bob Crosby . . . . .during the second week of October radio rating services note that giveaway shows are starting to fade in popularity . . . . . Hal Derwin gives up his big band . . . . .best bets of the week : "So Dear To My Heart" / "Love, Your Spell Is Everywhere" by Peggy Lee (Capitol); "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm" by Les Brown (Columbia); "The Most Beautiful Girl In The World" by Ted Straeter (Sonora); "Speak Low" by Russell Bennett (Varsity); "Down Among The Sheltering Palms" / "One For My Baby" by Johnny Mercer & The Pied Pipers (Capitol); and "Claire de Lune" by Mantovani (London) . . . . .new records of the week : "Rambling Rose" by Perry Como (RCA Victor); "Mississippi" by Dick Jurgens (Columbia) and the album "Clambake Seven" by Tommy Dorsey (RCA Victor) . . . . . During the third week of the month there is a battle for radio rating reporting between Hooper and Nielsen . . . . .Mercury has bought all assets of failed Chicago label Majestic Records . . . . .best bets of the week are "On A Slow Boat To China" by Freddy Martin with Glen Hughes vocal (RCA Victor); and "Lillette" / "Tell Me Marianne" by Jean Sablon with Toots Cammaratta (RCA Victor) . . . . .Benny Goodman is reportedly organizing a new band . . . . .Decca Records announces the start up of a new subsidiary label to be called Coral . . .new records for the week are ; "On A Slow Boat To China" by Kay Kyser (Columbia); "Buttons And Bows" by The Dinning Sisters (Capitol); "Ah But It Happens" by Frankie Laine (Mercury); and "Corn Belt Symphony" by Jack Emerson (MetroTone) . . . .new album - "Busy Fingers" by The Three Suns (RCA Victor) . . . ."Serutan Yob" a spoof on the hit song "Nature Boy" by Red Ingle and The Natural Seven for Capitol has sold over 350,000 copies . . . . .at the New York Paramount Theater is Tony Pastor & his Orchestra with the Clooney Sisters and Vic Damone . . . . .for the last week of the month the best bets are : "My Darling" / "Girls Were Made To Take Care Of Boys" by Jo Stafford and Gordon McRae (Capitol); "If I Steal A Kiss" / "Senorita" by Frank Sinatra (Columbia); "I Still Get A Thrill" / "Bluer Than Blue" by Art Lund (MGM); "My Darling" / "You're The First Cup Of Coffee" by Eve Young and Jack Lathrop (RCA Victor); "That Certain Party" / "My Darling" by Doris Day and Buddy Clark (Columbia); "Chocolate Choo Choo" / "In My Dreams" by Vaughn Monroe (RCA Victor); and "Just One More" / "Down The Stairs And Out The Door" by Beryl Davis (RCA Victor) . . . . . new recordings for the week are : "That Certain Party" by Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis (Capitol); "Say Something Sweet" by Jo Stafford (Capitol); "This Is The Moment" by Tony Martin (RCA Victor); and "Cuanta La Gusta" (from the film "A Date With Judy") by Carmen Miranda & The Andrews Sisters (Decca) . . . . . new albums are "Jazz At The Philharmonic vol 2" (Clef); and "Song And Dance Man" by Gene Kelly (MGM) . . . . . .The new Benny Goodman band with Buddy Greco on vocals will open in early December.

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