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Feb 17, 2024, 10:15:14 AMFeb 17
OCTOBER 8, 1949


THE MILLS BROS (Decca 24749)

"Who'll Be The Next One" (2:39)
"I Want You To Want Me" (3:06)

The superb vocal harmony of The Mills Brothers is shown in all
its splendor on this latest waxing by the group titled “Who’ll Be
The Next One.” The tune, one of the best things the combo have
cut since their sensational “Paper Doll” is a sure-fire bet to win
an avalanche of juke box coin. Tempo of the tune is slow, with
the lyrics rolling about in the romantic vein. It’s a quiet simple
ditty, the kind that make you stop and listen attentively. The
smooth harmony of the group makes for relaxed moments of
top drawer listening pleasure. The side is one that is sure to be
greeted with much fervor on the part of music ops and fans
alike. On the other end with “I Want You To Want Me,” the vocal
team bounce back with still another great bit of music in this
soft, romantic ode. Tempo is toned down and easy on the ears
throughout the recording. Who'll Be The Next One” will wear
white in the phonos—ops should climb aboard the bandwagon!



GEORGE MORGAN (Columbia 20627)

"Cry Baby Heart" (2:48)
"I Love Everything About You" (2:51)

Sure to garner a snowball full of silver via this recording, the widely
popular George Morgan comes up with a pair of winners to nab this
featured spot this week via “Cry Baby Heart” and “I Love Everything
About You.” Both sides of this platter are grade A juke box material.
George’s vocal allure is sure to be greeted with wide fervor by music
fans throughout the nation. The top deck is a smooth tune, with George
handling the flowery lyrics in superb vocal manner. Ditty makes you
relax and then come back and want to listen to it time and again. On
the other end, George picks up the tempo a bit, and turns in another
great bit of wax with this happy romantic ode. It’s the type of tune
that is always in wide demand. George’s widespread fame as a consis-
tent coin culler should result in peak play for music ops with this one.
Platter is a natural, grab it!



"My Little Rock Candy Baby" (2:38)
"I Married The Rose Of San Antone" (2:27)

The widely popular and capable Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys
set up with a pail’ of fresh sides might catch on with music fans,
deck is a happy tempo’d item with .Jack Lloyd wailing the lyrics
in pleasing style. The maestro(s inimitable comments run thru the
side to add to the winning incentive. On the other end. Jack comes
back to render an- other mellow bit of music in this ditty tagged “I
Married The Rose Of San Antone.” Song story is in the title, and is
a sequel to the standard Rose Of San Antone.” Top deck bids fair
for juke box honors.




"Find 'Em, Fool 'Em And Forget 'Em" (2:30)
"Choo Choo Bop" (2:28)

A pair of tunes that are a cinch to clinch with music fans, and find a top
featured spot on music ops’ machines in no time at all, are these offered
here in grade A manner by the Doles Dickens Quintette. Both sides of this
disk are sure-fire juke box material. Doles and a vocal ensemble offer some
advice in the top deck, “Find ’Em, Fool ’Em And Forget ’Em.” Ditty rolls along
in sprightly tempo and features a set of lyrics that are sure to win wide ap-
proval. Vocal work is top drawer stuff from the very start, while a pleasing
bounce tempo makes you keep time to the melody. The flip shows just as
well, with Doles and the vocal combo back again in shuffle tempo to offer
the pleasing refrain to “Choo Choo Bop.” Spot piano tinkling, in addition to
some wonderful infectious melody makes this side one for ops to get with.
The platter is tailor made for the phono trade—ops should latch on!

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"Ultra Canal" (2:53)
"Two Wing Temple In The Sky" (2:56)

Music tinted in the Dixie vein shows loads of winning potential,
with Johnny Wiggs and his gang offering “Ultra Canal” and “Two
Wing Temple In The Sky.” Both sides should do well, especially
so in those locations that feature this brand of music. Top deck
whirls in slow tempo and has the group going thru their paces
in splendid style. The flip picks up a bit, with a nice horn spot
coming thru. We like “Ultra Canal”—we’re sure you will too.



"Jealousy" (2:53)
"The Sidewalks Of New York" (2:55)

Tiny Grimes and his gang come up with a pair of hot ones in this latest
release tagged “Jealousy” and “The Sidewalks Of New York.” Don’t let
the titles of the songs fool you—this rendition by Grimes is really unique.
Stop tempo on both sides, added to some great sax and guitar work, make
this pair the winners they are. It’s the kind of wax that will need no urging
—it’ll spin night and day on the phonos. The disk rates a featured spot in
ops’ machines—get with it.


FAT MAN ROBINSON (Regent 1005)

"Sophronia Jones" (2:50)
"Bye, Bye, Roberta" (2:53)

Pair of hot, howlin’ sides by Fat Man Robinson, and the set-up of
“Sophronia Jones” and “Bye, Bye Roberta” in the offing for music
operators. Both sides are styled in the same vein, with Fat Man
warbling the mellow lyrics of this coupling in fair voice. Tempo of
the music is decidedly hot, which should meet with the approval
of the jump crowd. Music ops will remember the success Fat Man
scores with “Lavender Coffin”; this pair might do the same.



"Piccadilly Barbecue" (2:51) (2:48) Parts I and II

Some hot instrumental music headed operators’ way is this two
sided affair titled “Picadilly Barbecue,” with the George Barkley
Quintet basking in the limelight. Both sides whirl in ultra hot tem-
po, with a long winded tenor sax solo by Bashful Bubber Brooks.
Melody is easy to take and should sit well with the hep jazzophile
crowd. Music operators who have room on their machines might
take a look-see in this direction.

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