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Hit Parade, January 4, 1947

Jan 4, 2011 11:12 AM | 1 comment

It's been a while since we dipped into the Diary of Arthur Lonto. Mr Lonto wasn't one for expressing on paper his innermost thoughts. His entries are all comings and goings, working and mending and studying and paying bills and going to mass and taking the subway for the fun of it.  And then, now and again, he gives us the hit parade. In case it's hard to read his handwriting, here is what we might have been listening to at this time back in 1947.

1-Buttermilk Sky 2-Old Lamplighter 3- For Sentimental Reasons 4-Gal in Calico 5 Zippity Doo da 6- Whole World's Singing My Songs 7-Things We Did Last Summer 8-White Christmas 9-Rumors R Flying 10-Christmas Song

Here's a test--which of these do you recognize? Zippity Doo Da, made famous by Walt Disney movie Song of the South? and the Bing Crisby classic White Christmas? Any others? Just to jog your memory, here's Hoagy Carmichael's top hit song Buttermilk Sky  



1/11/2011 12:44:05 PM #

Thanks for that Hoagy Carmichael's poetry set to music!

Doug Wooley