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Guest Star - Pgm 682 - April 17, 1960

April 8th, 2017

Now another late era episode of the long-running program promoting US Savings Bonds, “Guest Star”.  The times are changing, as some upstart teenage rock n’ roll invades this showcase for vocalists and big bands.

In program 682, we hear the popular fifties vocal group from Canada, the Crew Cuts.  While we don’t get to hear their big hit, “Sh-Boom”, we get a reminder of how good they could be, turning in polished performances of less well-remembered tunes.  The first song is the upbeat “Let’s Fall in Love” and they also perform “Aura Lee”, recorded by Elvis four years earlier as the title song for his film, “Love Me Tender”.  As usual, the music is provided by Harry Sosnik’s Orchestra and the announcer is Del Sharbutt.

Our mp3 was transferred direct from a sixteen inch vinyl microgroove Treasury Department vinyl transcription.

 

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