Sung by Bob Hope to Jane Russell in the 1948 film, Paleface, Buttons and Bows won the Oscar that year for best song. It was written by composer Jay Livingston and lyricist Ray Evans, a prolific team who have written a great many hit songs including, To Each His Own, Golden Earrings, Mona Lisa, Silver Bells, Que Sera Sera, Dear Heart, and Tammy.
You Tube on the right side-bar features Roy Rogers (2nd video). Blogger saw this movie as a child at the Queen's Cinema, Singapore. It was a real treat for a boy! Gone, one full circle.
As the world goes into the second decade of the 21st Century, blogger goes forward into the late 40s and managed to get a copy of Gene Autry's, Buttons And Bows on 78rpm, MR3814 Regal Zonophone. A new year's gift for S$1.00!
On the flip side is, A Boy From Texas - A Girl From Tennessee sung by our yodeling cowboy. Like they say, the world is full of coincidences because blogger found these 78s just after he met David Row a few days before. Row is known as Singapore's Gramophone Man with an array of antique records, record-players and cabinet speakers in his keep. Another story, another posting!
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Record Information: http://www.jaycmunns.com/Tracks_7-8.html
Original article: Andy Lim Collection.
You Tube: By Filmkiste.