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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.

Jean Sablon, uncertain date

February 3, 2010

This side of the record doesn’t have a date on it, but the reverse is 5/19/47. I assume this is from somewhere around the same date. I’ll post a picture of the label later.

Jean Sablon

Jean Sablon was a French singer who was compared to Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and other big names of the time. I think he had a weekly show on CBS.  Apparently my grandpa really liked him, as I have several of his programs and they’re all in pretty bad shape.

This program, which is sponsored by DuBarry, includes “It’s Almost Like Being in Love” (“from the new Broadway musical Brigadoon”), “Rio De Janerio,” “Accordion” (in French), and “Don’t Take Your Love from Me.” There are also a couple of commercials for DuBarry face powders and creams.

As always, here is the link to the relevant page on my bandcamp site.