House of Squibb, 2-25-44

July 21, 2010

Here’s another episode of “Music from the House of Squibb,” this one from February 25, 1944.  The first half of the program is pretty good, but the second half has a lot of clicks and pops due to condition issues. I recorded it using a new stylus, hoping that it would track better through the rough spots. I think it did well until the point where the record is pretty much falling apart. I pieced it back together digitally as best I could.

The show is all movie music. Vera Brodsky is the guest singer. There’s also a male soloist, but I didn’t ever hear his name mentioned. I don’t know if maybe the very beginning of the show was missing, but what you hear is all that’s on my record. Mike Harron informs me that the NY Times listed Harrison Knox as the scheduled guest for this date, so it may be him (thanks, Mike).

The songs are “Suddenly it’s Spring” from Lady in the Dark, “I’ll Get By” from A Guy Named Joe, “Long Ago” from Cover Girl, and “The Piccolino” from Top Hat.