[78-L] Betty and Bob

David Weiner djwein at earthlink.net
Sat Jan 5 22:40:06 PST 2013

If it's the same Betty Van, she preceded Martha Tilton with Benny Goodman
and sang a terrific vocal on her one Goodman record, "Afraid To Dream" in

Dave Weiner

On 1/6/13 1:30 AM, "L78rpm at aol.com" <L78rpm at aol.com> wrote:

>"Bob and Betty" are vocalists on Crown 3251: "Sing a Song of Contract", a
>song about contract bridge composed by Sigmund Spaeth.  Whether they are
>the same people, I do not know.  Their last names are not given.
>Paul Charosh
>In a message dated 1/5/2013 11:03:06 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
>dlennick at sympatico.ca writes:
>Lawdy,  lawdy, I've just discovered the worst big band vocalists ever.
>Musso  and his Orchestra, on a Keystone transcription (the cutting looks
>MacGregor), with BOB STEVENS, who makes Will Oakland sound like Paul
>and BETTY VAN, who can't pronounce the letter "r" or any other
>vowels and is adenoidal to boot. Anybody ever heard of these  characters
>other context? Did Vido get a record date and just grab  two people off
>street? The songs are pretty awful too (and sound  sight-read).
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