WEEK ENDING SATURDAY, AUGUST 7 1948
‘LADY DAY’ NATION’S TOP RECORD BREAKER
Negro Musicians Announce
Plans For National Confab
CHICAGO (AM 1 )- Daily din
ics, conferences, public meetings
and concert programs will nil b.
p.'u sos the 25!h annual conven
tion of the National A.-tociatu-n
cl Negro Musicians in Columbia .
O. Aug. 22 25. according to pln-u.-
annnunced this week,
, Clinics and conferences will he
Nitelife In New York
NEW YORK i. -\NP) - BILLIE HOLIDAY and JOHN LEVY,
folk I have known for many years, arc much in the news thes;
lair July evenings; so arc- it pe-pk- v in. write about them in
seemingly authoritative munn* From Oidtuwn, Mr, vacationin
comes a letter to w ft nm RniTu-1 Stfeatt r, pnpulai in N. Y. nitehn
d'.des who says ,n part: Thu- ..-.mid thus rumor.-, about our friend
Johnny Levy and Billie have starved with .my sort of knowledj,
at all of their respective ma: ital c< ndiUuns? Despite Biili- 'denial-.
h n wever. I am of the opinion id-m what 2 ua- observed of thes
two before 1 left the city that ,-v .tut !H li-c; nvuh - '- e<. nx. hooke-; !
by h parson in ih - ur>p*.edictabh . . tomon -vc
CHARLIE HANSEN tells m. that h* iv.- gained possession t
of the LOTUS BAR, from Phi! :Tavern Km - Williams the build
ing mat ho uses this conibmaU -a >.. t.'ii;:, t-tm.i aat i s als
event : b> Ms Hu . - u .-. • . . . f,.- . JOE
♦FLORES. PH 11,11 HOLMES LAl’l.’\ ■ L/VfORTE , ■
arc thre-e di.-d. v- who ; • k toilet . m . dav - -it A
note from Norman OLD bear oniy t - nuts-. L. E H., request- i
a story by us --i t•- .J-m t■ >w Lai n La.-. • . E: at lias n-.-e-i j
much in the pap-. ■ tin? rn-..!ii. vv h-.nv.lU m-p -:-.■: a.• c:j; of th*
• olumn and .-a <■ . nu tiling r, ~v ~:t . tats d; .
nutter o\ e. with Tout-good Mur.- .all. NA ACP ley,a: >:g\v:g .. .
JOE WKLIES. Hark-n: nUe-cl b> tvs. n, n.h- l <-ni • : >
r;i and looking o-vr >,-■ -rov d-d M ■ B ’E- -tl-.er ev. -iing
Vs pass'v! : • naek d Em, ■ ..,:tu- t. "S nr, LaE -b ' :
pearl-gray (. .* >e beaut;- '.vs, Aih u VLAIii! .a on tin
payroll Wi EE• ~d : ..., ri E.- . is ...... a, PALE.
ROBESON cam-- n; fm •. a u . ppam, HENRY WALLA'. L '
get together. Sh.be ; ok. P illy, ~ ; ~'tnit,- .go
CHATEAU LOUNGF. , faxo to -p ;.; t. .... L\, -dm
J -icily and regula p-. ople: Jake Rabin.- -n ,Toka C;t t- and Jo-
I I'd or (mgi.- go ,ii out I,> make you: evening < -Euasant -no
This spot is a“irui- 1” cut .Daw n Patrr-; :.-un.E:t- . . CAROLE j
LORICK is ■■n rre ady wHa aon ;h„- ;e:.ui:a :H any news
4 • S P- : that make for r.-od reading and no klckhacks n r.< of error.-,
a misstatement* ah' is real “fnwn t-.rl'
CHARLOTTE PAUL, t >: st of Europe;.!, sneen fans, gm-s quietly
about the husines; of nr-vim-mg hum, * rust plays id h- ,• Brock- -
lvn headquarters. We told >mah mt this ly in July and a- a '
b.ankef uns-.v to the a-.tor v : :t- - v. .» rcqv.--b--i he - telephone
again it is N'ovm..—<s 38M . M ANHATTAN PAUL. . -cording
to Baby Giand ( o-.- ;i ~, o' c. uld i'--.■ bo-aked -- , - ..• ~.
a year and they'd still rate him the best ente. tamo, to sell hi.-,
v. ,ucs on 125th St Just a mr,tt< , : opinion for w lik- SAVAN
NAH CHURCHILL md BILLY DANIELS a- ranking 125 St. eu
NOBLE STSSLK. who was seleeltd to emce.- the 'imp: .vised
'Swingtime at th • Snvo.E’ -hat v.a-tci S. W Garlington (Amsfe . f
cam News) soup,til to purge irom buffoonery and court - sting, !
h overdue it!, . stage preisc-ntation like the ODn TRIE FLAKE
and ho staged yt .as .ago Daly';. »he tie on B'w.iy. WE- r t re- v
new that associati, n and give modern Kids a look-sec ;,t something
in stagehand ve all v, E| E-c- moan yp Si-sii
' FA'ERFTT LEE. bri. Negro V' oductor “Carmen J„ -' !
f>.c- ‘On The Town wil s ve as cot
the worthy AMSTERDAM NEWS Welfare Kurd Musical P-5,,-.- i '
at Lewisohn stad m on Wr-anesdas rem Aug. 11 It promises an ,
uniorgci-ttable ever- ng for the “Lang hairs" of music and patrons of
- arts in gene.-nl I
SEE THE NEW REMODELED
1 This will be the f-rst dance in the new Remodeled Memori'P
j Auditoriura Dance on this new finished dance floor.
n 1 . - . . .
MONDAY NIGHT |A
4 v ’ sneAky pete to you '■
Ks®?# Qla&to'w His FAMOUS e^ TT & E
BUFFALO BEARCATS «SS
mm ' £ FORTSS.
conducted as follows:
Di C. Anderson Fuller, Lin
idn (Mo.) university, voice: Mis-'
Margaret Bunds, piano: Newell
Fitzpatrick, Knoxville c-olleg a
church mude Theodore Charles
.'•hone, music critic: and baritone,
publicity and concert manage t.
merit; On m Clayton Sutlu-rn,
I). 1 Hard university, organ; Albert
McNeil, public school music, an i
Kenneth Billups. Webster Grov<
rdi-ioi, choral technique.
Among the artists to be fca
lured in concerts and recitals am
1 Thelma Waide Brown, Chicago
.-a-prano. Kathleen Holland
Forbes, Cleveland organist: J
i Roy Terry. St Louis organist;
G< urge Pierson, pianist. W. Rti.--
;■!! Johnson. Philadelphia pian
ist. and others.
The schedul - <>l dailv activities
is as follows:
Aug 22. mass mooting at 3:30
p m.. and national scholarship
c-ntest, 3:15 p.m. under Rosce-c J
Aug 23, Columbus branch
mght. 8:15 p.m.; Aug. 24. nation-I
branch night; Aug. 25. nation.!
honors night, 8:15 p.m., and An;
25. at 8:15 p.m. national artist
n <;ht featuring Mattie Willis, dr :
man. soprano of Michigan: L
;enza Jordan Cole pianist e;
Calii- rnia. and John Anglin, ten
,r from Ohio.
BY 808 SNFLL
STOCKHOLM Sweden «ANl’*-
The Three Peters Sisters, Mattie.
Ann and Virginia, have just com
oJ !<-d a successful engagement at
he Tivoli here in Stockholm. They
•lav been touring Europe exten
sivelv and are now headed for
Belgium. Afterwards they will
- u- Sj-ain. Their mothei a, ac
Towards the end of the year,
'in > wili return to London, where
he- liad an overwhelming success
-or.'.ctur.e ago and then they wiil
•'lead home for the Christmas, holi
days. While m Paris the girls pur
• rs some fnbulou- gowns, cspe-c
--:' designed for them by i:-. (,i
he leading dressmakers in ih
v.y city. The price of li es-.- gown?
vitl’ . cc- ssorics. is estimated close
'-. SB,OOO The youngest of the
cis also bought a pure white pedi
greed French poodle.
Ann Brown of "Porgy and Boss"
■one, and in r Norwegian husband
na in StocKholm. Miss Brown :s
.'.lrrenlly appe.wini- at the China
re here. She D scheduled for
■ .-crits of concerts in Sweden and
Norway in H e autum. At thi- time
i'-e •- s' whang Swedish music. ;,ni
:' ::■ nun, ?’od liiat she wilf iom
i -'’fid Duncan in a program o; so
when he comes to Sweden in the
■ uium lo begin some concert cn
Ihe sen.-.u ion-J and cxciling
young Negro arfisi. Kosto Kihoy '
md his partn r and accompanist
Jimmy Woodc; are scheduled for ~
accrt ,-f N, :ra f<’i)< song: and
a iacos. at Stockliolni's concei t
house in Ocfoia.r fn this program
-tt Kilrny .-.ill sing a n umbel
■>i N vro poems v.-ilp Plato ;;> me:
This program will bo the fiist oi
- 1 .- L'h tf' over be presented m
Eui -pe Mr Kilrnv arid Mr. Woodc
have just finished working in a
Swedish firm written by and co-
Ftarring Sweden's Irvin Berlin.
"Batira.” France’s colored Car
men Miranda, is appearin *- here in ;
Stockholm assisted by a mixed i
French-Cuban sextet. -
NEGRO PIANIST :
I’.aHIS. France rANpI - Anno
Dp Ramus, the only Negro • rodent
at the musical eoliogc open on is :o
Mu mus: advanced students and
conducted at Fontainebleu palace
by Robert Casadcsu- regarded a?
the best piano teacher of the ago.i
; has arrived he>v Miss Do Ramus
j ’.‘no .studied at Fontainebleu two:
vea r ■ ago received a special scho- :
i liu>l:ip enabling her to return
again Hus year.
, "I'm glad to be back." Miss De '
Ramus told a reporter. "Pm; : ,i<
'•'ian.vd so greatly, it’s amazing.
"Food is delicious, nbundam and
. incxpc ii ive iln the right pi. tees
lof course i clothes are chic, of
good quality and finally down on ■
• :r,.y price level.
“The place is crawling with 1
tourists which undoubtedly ac- ■
.counts lor most of the economic
life and there is as much English
spoken on the streets as on a street ■
iu Nr- York
"Cm school has swollen from
the IF) students who were here the
first year 1n this session with
S 5 of them being pianists which
makes for stiff competition.
"1 want bicycling to Barhizori
■r.rlv This week to visit tilt eradi,
of the Barbizon school of painting
I love the village and quite un
derstand how it inspired all of
those gnu-.l artists like Millet.
Roms* nil, Carot and the others.
From the vay mv muscles i'e-.-l io- 1
dav though I shall pn> iearly for .
that venture into culture"
Miss De Ramus is the daughter
of a Chicago physician and well
known in musici.l circles in Dev.
York and Cfticagn. She wi’-I return
to the United Stales this &l|l
NO SLUMP IN
in ! I,OVII SNI’LSON
; NF Vv YORK The so-calkd
) :hnnp that is supposid to kit the
1 a’lendan.-e market due to the soar
ing boa! v.y is no d a-iYcnf
a lies • i' l l!:i■ H t■ . • t out erncu.
•uvm I -nr. to r.-i i ' p< :; ■ maree.
Mi- Iti-li ii\ the Nation': N'uin ■
- !.’ r r <>n. S-uig Styii l isbi • iking
l< i,-; .' .tiding a;!.a --a, ■ ■ , orot ds
I’crj ivliia’- rJi,:- I. is ..ppeyreri.
Going » ur .iM- v r-rvm re
cord i.re.'.kit: weclv a! Club Ebo
ny nil Broadway Miss Holiday ap
! .tilt! i see i .par: i v wei ks ■!
ihe r>: 1 ■_i•.:x, FT! l '- Nolo Case, m
iCbicaeo ulm : ,lio excelled ail era
Jeco-a'ois and vm outdic-.v the
i record ol th (.miens Louis <Satcii •
me Am,s': mo .md bukead ovar
' tll<- tri.dance mar:', of ,11 other a.l
tractions w'.-.o pre-’a.-uslv ,i the!
Pali .. -ri lofi bc-lii-id th; tops of
the top. tigui ,:!iv. !y speaking.
Simulatonously a week a: flic
swank Tin .f. - • >. flub in Clove
he-;-. Mi:-- Hniida.v attrartrcl tec
' 1 urgesi crew.is >f all time thcix .
'•uriw-smg i»-«♦-- ri cord established
by thy Kiiv f.-ie 1-u.i and th*
song iim-s N Li Lutchvi.
Dining her s'ay there. Miss Hoi
j :da.v u-m . i: iT-mruict
j and" »■'■:■ servuvs so higjßy nppre
i -.led .i., siv> vas gu . p 1 1■ <■ ius
as pri sOt;..! suite bt longing to
. Ca'f.i rme D:akr. oivr.ei -l •
The Club. whtr. h v ;-U i chu
rn: her 'a >
Sf -e .X.A. v. #
[it :' s, »s*. ■
Biffit Holiliaj on her arrival
at Grand Centra! Station to fut
lil! her Broadway theatre rn-
K a gen, nt at tin Strand Theatre.
His* Holiday. j.ictmed in a rare
occasion when she -acars a k.al is
shown w curing one of .he late-!
ereations in chaprauv, s<-t off by
a luxurious * lie Vilnk Stole.
-- Photo in Leo i’uchs
SFBiITS BN 1110
N’KIV YORK I.VNP- Du Wi .1-
: fUS? V> lv •" 8 ’ !1 - iislcner
-d th, N;i ; .i;:i| Brondcnrtug eorn
u.e.v ■.■.(•re : nnn the opportunity!
U. he - :he fit -M di-Negro radio!
ni-..is-,cal revi. ever to be presented i
■n •'< eo: fto ro.-ci hooket- The!
m cgioi ■ tvlnci* is rolled "Swing- ■
’i -(. M The Sovoy." j, bared oi:-
h f rr.ed Horlr-m ionecLu-il ■.-■ her,
' l;: ’-■■• *U >'<ll fiiTnrcs of populat
Thusn: Jiavc r.ppean-d,
"Swingiiir.e Al The Savoy." ,s!
!ht culminaßcn of mony months','
: ■•c..t;-.'-eh on the part of th? N.Mion-;
Th ■• 3. .stiii: company mid Moo
ki i‘e. Famed personal manage,
■uvh 'hef, :• ; yreolu a* Ella File.
; ger.Jd. Lucky Miil:nder. Erskine'
H: 1-. ins. Robcri Ms Till, the Ink
.-Spots and die Hail Sisters, to firm
]ihc pwloci .format ju vidch to pre
Ball Moose Jackson,
Paul Williams Band
Dated For Raleigh
RAF.T-.igh Out of the -shadow;
there ha- arlren a mw musical
sins.-lion in (he form of sox toed !
mg F’mil Williams who brings his
■ land to the Newly Remodeled!
Raleigh Mcmorioi Auditorium on ;
Monday August Itjlh In the short
time Paul ha- been featured on I
Savoy Records, he has become "n- :
■‘ thr more important of the new
Born in f Tennessee,
thirty years ago. Paul Williams
en, iie.'U ambition was to -j> mi tin
s’ of hi- life m professional ,:th- I
letn To achieve liii coal while!
n high school he tried out for tlx j
BowL-nt’ Green Aeadcrav tooibal! ;
’-■ '.-n. The ( each took one look at :
him and said fella You're much
m’o small. Yon had belter find j
■"re "t'r.cr way to spend your
-p-re time." William was heart-'
p ‘'ken and - pent ihi aext few I
week-; stuffing himself with cake
iK':e? and goodies trying to put
n the noces-ai y weight to make,
P'.e ‘cam but ail he managed ‘o
cn wa- ::uff himself sick without
rnnlng r.n - single ounce.
Deu-cted Paul looked around for
cdh' i school activity m which !<>
rtnke. One- of his friends said
‘t'N v w’liy don’t you try out for
elm.--.| and." Paul cave tilis a
:- -i deal of thourht but th- n gave
■-'!•'■!: hv . uddenly rcnlizefi ■
couidi) t pla;. any instrument.
He confessed his trouble to his
music teacher who immediately.
:t°-T him under his wing and start
ed to 'each Paul how to handle the
-pxophone Within three months
Paul was me of the star members
>f th: Rowling Green Academy
and, and on his way to a career
-n the music business.
Ql IT HIGH SCHOOL
The depression of the late Twm
■ s forced Paul to quit High School
m the junior grade and get a job
ror a ' ite he was going to school
the day and playing a saxo
- phone in a small band in Detroit
Durinc the war the saxaphonist
dti-oted most of his time to the
; production of vital equipment. He
worked at the Ford Motor Com
pany’s factories and moved from
here t< Whitehead -md Kales
■■: U.o ’ur. ■ r boat parts. ]fi s
ntunc, during the war, was eon- ’
tirwd t,- p’ayioe- with the King
Porter band at night.
L was in Detroit that Paul's Fir.!
k can"' He met >;ie owner ■ >?'
Ko\ HILTON 111-l.l’S
ji HAU LS
LOS A.NGELKS—- -Sunday, Jul' -
25, was a great day for many
children in Los Ange rs, tor it.
was the day when manv of their
dreams were realized,
establishes Vacation Fund
Roy Milton, prominent orches
tra leader, donated the entire pro
ceeds of his farewell appearance
dance in Los Angeles to the Po
; Lie Department juvenile pro
gram. This donation established
a. fund through which many
; needy boys and girls could on
e.-v summoi vacations at. cams
| away from the noisy and traffic
burdened city streets of Los An
Milton’s generosity was not. the
! fi-st step he has taken to help
L.e young ones, for he is well
j I known through both his excellent
■ auric and the many programs he
. has sponsored on behalf of chil
; dren and charity.
Lauded by Juvenile Officer
Officer Marie Thomas, girl'--’
j coordinator of the T.«os Angeles
Police Department juvuenile pro
!'gram, had this to say about the
! I bandleader: “Mr. Milton is well
k-' -w-i in this community, not
■nly as a fine musician and band
leader, but for his charitable
works for juveniles arid such a-cts
as his donating money to Father
Flanagan’s Bovs Town and our
organization endear him lo the
public, both adults and children.
The members of the departmen*
,md myself extend to Roy Milton
•jur he:,rtfelt thanks an ri wish
iiirn and his musical organization
continued good fortune in hi
present dance and theater tour,"
Interested in Charity-
Genuinely interested in hroad
ning the charitable work which
be has started in 1 .os Angeles i
Milton recently initiated a Fan
i Club through which he will ■'-.■ ;
| a’lle to spread this w-ork. Ahead'
there clubs are mushrooming all !
1 over the country and are becom
ing powerful and helnful -ids to
their resncct’ve communities bv ;
s’inoorting charitable undertak
j 1 res.
sent theii talents
The new program, which rcplac
|id the Dennis Day Show for Ih*
summer, features such famed p>. i -
formers as Noble Slssle. who acts
is master of ceremonies and also
writes the script with Langston
Hughes, Lucky Mi Hinder and his
orch.'tra, the Hall Sisters,the King
i Odom Quartet, the popular come-;
1 dienne Jackie "Mom.-" Mobley arid
the comedy stars of stage and
screen. Miller and Lee.
With Ihe first program already
complied, radio insiders ale pre
dieting that •‘Swing!mw A! The ;
Savoy" w»ll coiiiitun- on NBC p •
long time after the summer ends. ’J
I•. record shop named .Hoc- Baltics
j who delighted in the saxaphonLl p
• initial instrumentations Jt was
| lot 8.-ittl! s who introduced Pml to
Teddy Reig. musical director of
I mu m Records
At Teddv’s Mtepesiion, Williams
: formed his own hand and rut Sev
ern 1 sides for Savoy Immediately
i 'he discs caught on. His “Hastings
! Street Bounce” was an overnight
success in Philadelphia and on t o
oasis of the records' popularity,
Raul was booked in the famed
Royal Theatre in Baltimore, !VH
Paul h;ts never forgotten tin 1
j friends who helped him get start
; ed. His second Savoy hit ”35-30"
: named after the address of .foe
Battles' record hop in Detroit And
! his latest disc, “Bouncing With
Henson," is dedicated to disc jock
j-r Ai Benson, in Chicago, who
i was the first record spinner to
i oeognize the varied talents of the
Arhee Stidham has hit the
jackpot with his first record
RCA Victor's My Heart Bt longs
to You,' One of his original com
positions, it has been listed for
several weeks among Billboard
Magazine’s ten most-played juk>-
0.-x records in its classification.
Released early in the year, the
record caught on gradually and
■has climbed steadily until now
f is a solid hit.
Arhee is a Dovnlls Bluff, Ar
kansas boy who learned to play
• saxophone from his father. How
ever, Arhee's childhood ambition
was to be a singer With his new
RCA Victor recording contract,
ho now has achieved his goal.
A protege of blues singer Big
Macro, Arhee began his musical
career placing saxophone with a
seven-piece band which toured
small southern towns.
Actually his first job war
working for the Arkansas- Game
and Fishing Commission, which
ho followed with chores in a
.nee! foundry as chipper, burner
end foreman, lb soon decided
that the musical life was for him,
. nd joined the • band. Although
he started as an instrumentalist.
Arhee had a natural talent, for
> mging. Famous blues singer Bit,
hlaceo realized that Stidham had
unusual abibtv and encouraged
him Now. with his fi -t record.
‘‘Mv Heart Belongs to You ' pin
ilng in the coin machines across
the country. Arhee a I read v has
!• mod th« rank* of the ton pur
veyors of the blues.
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KAMCIGH. NORTH CAROLINA
SIMHV AND MONO AT
Th<- Nicholas Brothers.
Cbm Kelly anti .Indy Garland
CARTOON -- METRO NEWS
TUESDAY, AIT.rST 10
Pat O’Brien. Claire Trevor
SPEC lAI, MUSK AI. SUBJECT
COMHIIV • NEW FLASHES
VVEDNESDAT A Till RNDAY,
Air VST 11-12
lattic McDanirl. Butterfly Mc
tpiren .tn<i Clark Gable
X THE GREATEST PICTURE
“(;OYE WITH THE
v’o Increase in Admission Prices
AI SO CHAPTER NO. It
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.
•Coel McCrea, Maureen O'Hara
Humphrey Bogart, l.i/abeth
AND CHAPTER 11
•THE PURPLE MONSTER
Rating Hot Records
JAZZ AND BOP
Best jazz side of th<- week is by Red Nichols and his Pennies
on Capitol. Using voicing quite like that of tin old Kirby unit,
j the y play the rhythmic II I HAD YOU aml the slow LOVE 13
. I Hli, SWE.E I.ESF 1 HING. lopnoieh solos by Nichols and Hcini*
i 1 Beau feature both . . Hank D'Abico, ,met her fine clarinetist,
> leads a small group through two excellent > j.e - on National backed
r I■ X such stars as C»zy (.ole, l-rankie N 1 svton, Don .Bya, and otherc
■ Tics arc HANKS PRANKS-' and JUKE BOX HIDY. both with
| phenomenal beat
For your taste of bop, grab the Char 1 ..- Ventura National of
FaST OF SUEZ in which Shelly Manin. Koi Winding and Lou
■'.Stein have big parts It's unusual and decidedly fascinating, -what
with its use of odd harmonics and bop scat with an Omental ac •
’ cent. Pairing finds Ventura's tenor in a sensual mu >d e : Ch-y ih
'; displays his virtuosity on I’LL NEVER BE THE SAME.
SWING -—Bullmoosc Jackson debuts on M-G-M with a lump
■ ir.g MOOSE ON THE LOOSE winch become tiring be mu -of an
; overworked riff, ilthough the dynamics arc line. Flipovcr ■ MEM
PHIS GAB. a blue; . . . Barclay Allen is ver.satih and doc, many
! things well. His BARCLAY’S BOOGIE on Capitol is competent,
, • sl.ck and has a good beat but the feeling just isn’t there On th«
• • other side he again gets into Latin rhythm with the well done
’ GREEN EYES
LATIN-—-Speaking of "Green Eyes" leads na 4 urally to a pair
J* biscuits on Columbia recorded in Culm which means this
straight Latiti stuff arid none of that watered down variety, It’s
Kiko Mendivc ringing with Silvestrc's orchestic on four mad sides
in which they a; enjoy themselves ove; in - intricate rhythm Ad
guarachas, the ti'lcs arc SU MAJESTAD LA RUMBA. VF.NGO
CcPILLANDO BOS KSI’EJUELOS and RUMBA NUEYA. There
is a In akisli trumpet th <t lias kinship with both jazz, and bop.
REISSUES: —.Deem has made available a number of sides
long in demand by collectors. .How Stun Kenton sounded nine- yours
ago is shown on REED RAPTURE and CONCERTO FOR DOG
HOUSE. The late great Herschal Evans wo. just]*.- famed for BLUE
AND SENTIMENTAL, reissued with the bounching OH LADY BE
GOOD which shoe, ■-■• the drive of the old Basie band. Louis Jordan
is represented with PINETOP'S BOOGIE WOOD IE and SAX-A
\\ OOGIf., and tn ■ louith is tin Doita Rhvthm Bov.s* version of
STAR DUST and WOULD JT BE ASKING TOO MUCH.
RHYTHM SINGING: Julia Lev. the greet Kansas City • ingot,
hi-s a happy hour.-- uvi Vk Dickenson's w.-u-py t:. .mb.onc on the
Ccpito! to TELL ME DADDY with a last chorus Shat will knock
you out. On Ihe ibpover she heads up and gives plenty of feeling
’*'• UNTIL THE REAL THING COMES ALONG with some changes
in words . . . M CBM has an answt: to Ncl;.. Butcher. Her name
's Viola Watkins ;.nd she us; s the nine stvl, nn NOW 1 KNOW
which displays good beat and rhythm. Paired is a slow, Harlem
es-que ballad, 1 WONDER WHY
The real Nell'-; has a new Capitol combin ; ng LAKE CHARLES
BOOGIE, one of the best .sides in hoi recent al mm, with COOL
V/ATEER. She gives this an unic ..a: twist with odd rhythm, but
this song is not for her. Judged by her previous, wo k. it fall: flat .
The irrepressible Slim Gaillard delve-- into L.iti . tempo with jaw
breaking results on the M-G M of PUERTO VOOTIE. It has every
thing in it. Paired u the zany and bouncing MOMMAS IN THE
KITCHEN BUT WE'VE GOT POP" ON ICE He';, getting b*cs
irtc his old groove.
BALLADS: -Bill Eeksiim vib’.-itc- the ERingt-n -pus. SO-.
J'RUSTICATED LADY, with results that will satisfy his audience.
PlattermaU: is a jump side, JITNFY MAN, vocal and instrumental .
O i Capitol. Artis Wayne pairs the gently rhylhmic FOR YOU with
the dripping A LITTLE CORNER TABLE DOWN AT TONY'S
Pi - ACE . . . Helen Forrest has a gentle and lazy AIN'T DQIN
BAD HONIN' NOTHIN with the straight badad. HELP YOURSELF
TO ME HEART, on M-G-M.
Two discs are offered by Dc-cca for Ink Spot fame RING TELE
PHONE RING is mainly a Bill Kenny sA y-.tb DON'T LEAVE
NOW having a talking bass; JUST FOR NOW is routine but WHERE
FLAMINGOES FLY s lovely ami onuses Martha Tilton also
sings the latter on Capitol backed bv WHEN THE MOONLIGHT
FELL ON THE WATERFALL, both naturals fur ten voice J ; *
Stafford’s smooth, clear tone makes - >meihing of THIS IS THE
MOMENT and E-VRY DAY 1 LOVE YOU on Capitol
SPIRITUALS:—CaroI Brice ;> ore of the few trained classical
singers who knows what to d<> w b'-. pi turn Site use that
blue note associated with Negro folk on the ('olumbia of
I MA JOURNEY LORI DONI BE EN THE
. accompanied by iter brother. Jonath ;n, on pm no. This is excep
tion'll . . Sounding something like the Golden Gofers, the Singing
Crusaders show their feeling ! >r spirituals on the M G-M of SOB
ROW VALLEY and STAND IN THE STORM. Both hav rhythm'
BLUES AND NOVELTY: - Groce Smith >- worth watchmg n
the blues field. She sings well as she gives round idvicf to the gals
on the National of COMPETITION BLUES paired with a blues
b: llad BABY YOU'RE JUST MY SPEED .
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AIDS KIDS -- Roy Milton,
.lalionaliy femous band leader,
is shown with Mrs, Marie
Thomas. Girls coordinator of
the Los Anqelps Police PebsrL- ■
mtmt who recently commended
him for h,s vi*crk with the )u
••.-e-naies of the cit-pn Story eltMi
wher® on this paqc.