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Thanks to Buddies Lounge for helping us identify the imitated artist of this WNEW Thematic: Luther Henderson. This bumper composed by Larry Greene and arranged by Nat Pierce was styled similar to Henderson's rendition of "Stay As Sweet As You Are". This extended version has been modified with the actual clapping intro from Henderson.

Luther Henderson Style WNEW Thematic Bumper Extended

The WNEW Thematic composed by Larry & Toni Greene recorded in the style of Luther Henderson.

Apr 19th 5:15pm • No Comments

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Recorded today in 1954 "Young at Heart" composed by Johnny Richards. Richard's most significant work at Capitol was with Stan Kenton with the grammy winning 1956 album "Cuban Fire" and 1961 "West Side Story" album

Frank Sinatra - Young at Heart (HQ, 720p, lyrics)

Lyrics: Fairy tales can come true, it can happen to you If you're young at heart For it's hard, you will find, to be narrow of mind If you're young at heart ...

Apr 18th 7:02am • 2 Comments

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The play debuted today on Broadway in 1946: Call Me Mister, and here's a great tune from the play "South America Take It Away" performed by Xavier Cugat and Buddy Clark

1946 HITS ARCHIVE: South America Take It Away - Xavier Cugat & Buddy Clark

South America, Take It Away (Rome) by Xavier Cugat & his Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra, vocal by Buddy Clark and chorus (CD audio source) A year before Buddy Cla...

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