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2-18-24 - Cash Box Reviews of The Day - JUNE 30, 1951

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https://www.worldradiohistory.com/Archive-All-Music/Cash-Box/50s/1951/CB-1951-06-30.pdf


DISK OF THE WEEK

DINAH SHORE ((RCA Victor 1-4174; 47-4174)

“SWEET VIOLETS” (2:49)
“IF YOU TURN ME DOWN” (2:13)

Taking an old tune with some cleaned up lyrics, Dinah Shore turns out
a novelty disk which is bound to hit all over the place. Written by the
author of “The Thing” and “Never Been Kissed,” this one is the same
sort of thing, a familiar melody with lyrics that will pass inspection. The
disk is headed for a great juke box play and ops who know the score
will want to get going with it. Dinah vocalizes in first rate fashion here
and Henri Rene and the orchestra back her up in fine style. The' second
side too is a likely novelty with an appealing tune and cute lyrics. Dinah
does this in her winning manner and it too has a good chance. Ops have
a good thing here, a top side that can’t miss and a flip with possibilities.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqBOG5Spi1Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwMiNreVNPc

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ROSEMARY CLOONEY (Columbia 39467; 4-39467)

“COME ON-A MY HOUSE” (2:00)
“ROSE OF THE MOUNTAIN” (2:30)

Just about the best side Rosemary Clooney has turned out to date
is offered on the top deck. Using a terrific tune which was written
by William Saroyan she does this in great fashion. Now that we’re
on an international kick with such things as the Chinese “Rose,
Rose I Love You”, Rosemary puts this forth in Armenian style arid
it’s certainly something to hear. It’s going to be one of the hottest
items of the season and ops will do well to stock up fast. The back-
ing Rosemary gets is out of the world also with Stan Freeman let-
ting go with a harpsichord. The second side has a lot to recommend
it too. Here she teams up with herself to come through with another
excellent release. The one that is due to shoot right to the top is the
first side however. Ops can’t afford to miss it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WthX_ddIRI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJjCBX2r10U

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INK SPOTS (Decca 27632; 9-27632)

“WHAT CAN YOU DO?” (2:50)
“MORE OF THE SAME SWEET YOU” (3:17)

Two very slow tunes are worked over on this disk by the Ink Spots.
Bill Kenny takes the lead on each side as the boys come in later to
help out. Sy Oliver’s orchestra does the backing and ops who know
the pulling power of Bill oughta listen carefully.

https://archive.org/details/78_what-can-you-do_ink-spots-sy-oliver-david-holt-robert-wells_gbia0029223a
https://archive.org/details/78_more-of-the-same-sweet-you_ink-spots-sy-oliver-audrey-macburney-ted-meyn_gbia0029223b

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DUKE ELLINGTON (Columbia 39428)

“THE HAWK TALKS” (2:55)
“FANCY DAN” (2:50)

Duke Ellington takes a couple of numbers which he wrote and gives them
a wild going over. With the band behind him, the Duke makes this sound
real lively with a jumpy feeling all over the place. This is a good disk for
ops in the right locations.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9adJr6des7o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luppCG8sJcY

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FOUR KNIGHTS (Capitol 1587; F-1587)

“SENTIMENTAL FOOL” (3:18)
“I LOVE THE SUNSHINE OF YOUR SMILE” (2:25)

The Four Knights go to town with their harmonizing on a couple of different
numbers. The first half is a slow item with a vocal solo and the boys in the
background. The second side is done to march tempo which is very infectious.
Ops should listen to this one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-OiVmhSID0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkM9s3GZAVw

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THE LARKS (Apollo 427)

“EYESIGHT TO THE BLIND” (2:55)
"I AIN’T FATTENIN’ FROGS FOR SNAKES” (2:42)

The wonderful harmony of the Larks again present ops with another award
winning tune. It’s a real cute ditty with lyrics to match and offered in a re-
freshing manner that is typical of this fine group. The Larks dish it out in a
bouncy fashion that’s bound to have every one clapping hands to keep time.
This item is sure fire juke box fare. The lower end is another cute thing that
may easily take off. It features the group in a rhythmic number that gets a
good instrumental backing to keep it moving in fine style. Ops who cleaned
up with the Larks’ last disk oughta start stocking up fast. Looks like the top
half will take off.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHYxFpIHBnM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brDyY6DHPkk

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JOE "PAPOOSE" FRITZ (Peacock 1574)

“IN MISERY” (2:49)
“SUMMER’S COMING ON” (2:55)

Joe “Papoose” Fritz comes up with
two similar numbers on this waxing.
Both ends offer that slow, drawn out
blues vocalizing that makes for good
listening. Some pretty sax playing and
a fitting instrumental backing helps
put these disks over. Ops oughta play
it smart and listen in.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElosIonfgTo

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CALVERT JONES (Coral 65056)

“TRA-LA-LA” (2:15)
“TWO TIMIN’ WOMAN” (2:50)

The top half of this platter is a tune that has already created some
attention in the rhythm and blues field. Calvert Jones takes it and
dishes it out in convincing style as he spins through this bouncy
number. Flip presents a driving thing with a rousing vocal. It’s the
top side.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9G4uauOHLo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gqU7wxYBpw

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ARBEE STIDHAM (Sittin' In 606)

“FEELING BLUE AND LOW” (2:38)
“I’VE GOT NEWS FOR YOU, BABY” (2:49)

The top level of this waxing, featuring Arbee Stidham, is one of those
slow, low down blues items done with a forceful vocal. The interludes of
piano and sax playing help give an appropriate backing to this side. The
bottom half, done in a talking-singing manner, is a driving tune with a
big bounce. Ops have good material here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuzwDPy9cbw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pweRK1Ehw88

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BILLY FORD (Regal 3326)

“PRETTY EYED BABY” (2:51)
“MARCHETA” (2:47)

Billy Ford, ably assisted by Joan Shaw, skips through the top deck in
a refreshing version of a ditty that has already created a big fuss. The
combo should get its share. Flip finds Billy taking an oldie and giving it
a good jump that carries it through in a pleasant style. Ops have win-
ners on both ends.

https://youtu.be/gSEig4z_MVE?t=5
https://youtu.be/YykTPFes2P8?t=5

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JOE HILL LOUIS (Modern 828)

“EYESIGHT TO THE BLIND” (2:43)
“GOING DOWN SLOW” (2:57)

Joe Hill Louis has a cute thing working for him on the upper side.
It’s one of those loud, blues items done in a low down way. The
lower deck is a similar tune with fine string backing that gets a
good going over by Joe. We give the nod to the top half.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_drHQPeaDM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoJalkoPUds

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LESTER YOUNG ORCHESTRA (Mercury 8946)

“A FOGGY DAY” (2:38)
“DOWN ’N ADAM” (2:39)

Both sides of this waxing offer Lester Young and his orchestra doing
fine instrumental jump numbers.- Each side features Lester and his
tenor sax and beautiful piano interludes as a change of pace. Ops
needing filler material of this nature have a beaut here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMMVHzJ4mtk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhAF50GDbo0

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BULLSEYE OF THE WEEK

JOHNNIE AND JACK (RCA Victor 21-0478; 48-0478)

"CRYIN' HEART BLUES” (2:30)
“HOW CAN I BELIEVE IN YOU?” (2:20)

Johnny and Jack follow up their hit disk “Poison Love” with another big one
“Cryin’ Heart Blues.” This should please all the fans they made with their
earlier platter and ops who know how popular that one was will start order-
ing now. With their Tennessee Mountain Boys, the pair tell a sad story on
the top deck and they do it with some good harmony and a hacking to match.
The second side “How Can I Believe In You” is a medium paced number again
getting a good going over from the boys. This side too has a lot to recommend
it. These two fellows have become an act to reckon with on disks and ops
who want a money maker better listen in real soon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeXX-OmWy60
https://youtu.be/OWAhLE-4ZII?t=151

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