SINGAPORE 60's: ANDY's POP MUSIC INFLUENCE IS MY PERSONAL MUSIC AND MEMORY TRAIL. PICTURES TELL STORIES BUT I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO YOU TUBE VIDEOS, AUDIO TRACKS OR IMAGES. THEY HAVE BEEN UPLOADED FOR EDUCATIONAL AND ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES SO INFORM ME IF COPYRIGHTED AND THEY WILL BE DELETED. ANDY LIM (NOVEMBER, 2008).

Sunday, January 03, 2010

78 RPM - Gene Autry 'Buttons & Bows' Country

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!
Do you have stories and records you might want to share on this blog? Let us know.
Original article: Andy Lim Collection.
You Tube: By Filmkiste.

4 comments:

BC Teoh said...

Wow Andy, you got a Gene Autry 78RPM record. I heard Gene Autry on YouTube many times and really like his songs. I have been trying to get his records too.

Andy Young* said...

Yes, BC and for S$2.00. I should have taken you to the stall. Never mind, will look out for 78rpm records for you too.

Couldn't try it out as I don't have a record-player. If you see any in your city, please get the 2nd copy for me.

BC Teoh said...

Thanks Andy, we need a gramophone to play 78rpm records. My present record player can only play LP and EP. Anyway, I would like to own Gene Autry's record if it is 78rpm.

I have only seen Gene Autry's LP once but I did not pick it up as I did not who was Gene Autry then.

Andy Young* said...

Let me find out if there are some more. Will go next week, but no promises.

This purchase of 78s came with, Russ Hamilton's, "Tiptoe Through The Tulips", Jane Powell's, "By The Light Of the Silvery Moon" and a Christmas one, "Oh Come All Ye Faithful." All for S$6.00.