[78-L] 1948 AFM strike acappella recordings
dlennick at sympatico.ca.invalid
Wed Nov 21 17:19:27 PST 2018
Frank Sinatra did Nature Boy with a choir. Mel Blanc did Woody Woodpecker with
The Sportsmen, and there were also some records done to imported accompaniments
(England, Mexico). Bing sang Now is the Hour with a choir, I think, and Bob
Hope recorded Buttons and Bows at the entrance outside Capitol. There were also
harmonica hits during this time, and some imports. And music went to hell that
year and never recovered.
On 11/19/2018 8:03 PM, Rodger J Holtin wrote:
> We've all encountered the acappella records made during the 1942-45 AFM
> strike, some are even notable, but I had not realized that they made some
> during the 1948 strike as well. I've read numerous places that by the time
> of the 1948 strike, everybody was geared and ready with lots of stuff in the
> can. Courtesy of the local Goodwill, I just stumbled upon My Happiness and
> Tea Leaves by Ella Fitzgerald with The Song Spinners, on Decca 24446 (April
> 19, 1948, according to Ty's site). Also note that Whitburn says this was a
> top ten (#6) hit for Ella in June of '48, 21 weeks on the charts. I'm
> familiar with the tune from some of the old Music of Your Life stations I
> could get back in the 1980s or 1990s, but don't remember Ella's acappella
> version, or whatever version I might have heard. Whitburn lists it also a
> hit by Jon & Sandra Steele (#2), The Pied Pipers (#3), The Marlin Sisters
> (#24), and John Laurenz (#26).
> I don't have or remember any of those others - were any of them acappella
> Were there other acappella records made during the 1948 Petrillo strike?
> Rodger Holtin
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