Jean Sablon, 5/47

March 26, 2010

I don’t know the exact date of this recording, but he mentions that Oklahoma! had opened in London a few weeks prior. That opened on April 30, 1947, so I’m assuming this is from mid or late May. That lines up with what’s on the reverse: “Church of the Air” from May 25, 1947.

On this program, Jean Sablon sings “Oh What a Beautiful Morning,” “I Believe,” “Je vais passer in soiree formidable,” and “Mamselle.” There are also some advertisements for DuBarry cosmetics.

The quality of this recording degrades as it nears the end. That’s been a pretty common problem for me. These records all play from the inside-out, and a lot of them have small cracks in the lacquer near the edges of the record. I assume it’s from years of stress from being stored on edge, as well as small bumps and dings as they’ve been handled.