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Has Seven Point Program J?T -#4■ “' JHk' v 'V^k j! \ juLy v ♦'uv f I ’ At JB’^C: *’ bP B ■•■ HMM Mary Cardwell Dawson, newly elected president of the Na tional Association of Negro Musicians who has sent out to the branch organizations scattered throughout the country a seven point program for the year’s work. A drive to bring all musicians into membership is planned. She announced that National Negro Music Week will start the first Sunday in May, 1940. Mrs. Dawson lives in Pittsburgh, where she conduct* a successful music college. Stresses Seven t Point Program PITTSBURGH, Pa.—(ANP)— Ift I statement pent out last week to officers and members of National Association of Negro Musicians’ branch organization, President Mary Cardwell Dawson, this city, told her co-workers: “Remember at all times during the year that we are going out for a $5,000 drive in scholarships and 1,000 new mem bers.” The drive for scholarships and new members is part of President Dawson’s seven-point program this year for NANM, a nd a full report of progress made will be submitted at the 10*10 convention to be held the third week in August in Chica go. The president urged all officers, m mbers, committees and groups to cooperate in pushing th e program through to a successful conclusion. Highlights of the activities for 1940 as described by President Daw son, follow: February: National Negro History Week. With activities of national character, and memorial service to memory of James Weldon Johnson and of any other famous Negro musician, dramatizing their lives with local talent, etc. May: Celebrate National Negro Music Week. First Sunday in May Harlem Sketches By SID THOMPSON NEW YORK—(ANP)—One thing which the depression and lack of jobs for colored persons has done is to make for a new code of mor ’l3 for worKino- girls. With most of the support of families coming f:cm the working women, with young girls working as domestics who, during normal times, did not work, moral cooes in New York are undergoing a decided change from the old standard, 'J’he girl who has to support her reif soon feels she is able to live her own life away from the scru tiny of her family. Most of them either secure rooms for themselves or bunk with some oi their girl friends. There tney meet their voting men friends, entertain them and seme time keep them througn but the night. Living in thes furnished rooms, they are withou parental or any other kind of su per vision. In most cases, the land lady or landlord does not care how the rooms conduct themselves gs long as their rent i E paiu aim tret too much noise is laised 4'CCEPTED THING our branches will arrange national broadcast, wherein musicians from all over the country will celebrate this particular Sunday. Make It mown to the world, stressing Negro music and composers. Continue on through the week, presenting ar tists to sing and play Negro music, spirituals, art songs and composi tions. You may add folk-lore, bring ing in dancing, etc., thus giving it in the form of a Festival. June: Finals: The three select ed winners of contests held in March will perform in the June Finals. Winner of this group will be eligible to compete in the Na tional contest to be held in Chica go. Friday night prior to the open ing meeting. President Dawson was elected at NANM’s last convention held in Eoston. The organization’s board of directors will hold its mid-Winter meeting in Chicago on December 28. Board members include: Effie Diton, New York City; Elizabeth Coleman, Galveston; Orrin Suthern, Tuskegee institute; Pearl E. Frank lin, Knoxville, Tenn.; D. A. Holmes, Kansas City, Mo.; Kathrine N White, Baltimore; V. Seymorju Brown, Kansas City, Mo., and Dr. John W. Moore, Flint, Mich. ' It is the accepted thing in Har lem for men to ask the girl to either go home with him after ar evening out or to ask to go to he room. Soon after arriving ther*- as one girl told me, th'e men soci become sleepy and ' want to li. Gown for “a few miryutes”. If the girl refuses him, she is likely no* to sec him anv rpone. If she per mits him to stay she may hang onto him for a wlhle but soone: or later loses him. For a man easi to get is easier to* lose. The lonely girl tn Harlem has e hard time ot it If sh; ha s beer brought up care lull'/ at home, am ! s particular abt ttt per men friends But if she is too particular, sh does not have any. Many’ web dressed men vith leisure and moj ■*y know of this and they have a pretty good time preying off th« lonesome girl; who will do any thing for an evening of pleasure after a long streten of loneliness. The village is full of girls who nave come to New York to makf good. Competition in th-ir parti uilar line is Keen and they soor have to drift into some kind of Josephine Baker Completes Triumphal Tour Os Maginot Performances 'Very Moving' French Newspaper Reports By NANCY CUNARD PARIS—Soon Josephine Baker will open in a new revue at the Casino de Paris. She has just completed a triumphal concert performance at the front —exact whereabouts are not mentioned. Her famous song which is a great favorite in France. “J’ai deux amours” (“I Have Two Loves”) was sung by her while hundreds of soldiers listened enthusiastically and joined in the choruses. They gave her golden colored wahlias and made her sing all her songs, and the reporter who wrote it up in ’’Paris-Soir” said “I’m go ing to admit it was very moving indeed; there she was, very prettv in her silver dress and her white laces and heavy bracelets and ear r'ngs singing and singing to the French soldiers who h”d cleaned and smartened th°m c elves un f° r her so that the occasion looked like a military review.” Josephine's French husband is at present under arms at the front. From England a letter comes to me signed by the bishop of Liver pool. It speaks of the West Afri cans in that city and of the West African mission which is trying to better their conditions. This is headed by Pastor Daniel Ekarte, a Negro of West Africa, who has at tended to the needs of various des titute Africans who have landed in Liverpool and who form “a float ing population’’ there for whom conditions are very precarious. The bishop of Liverpool has now taken up the difficult case of this mission founded by the West Afri cans. Despite the enormous changes brought about' by war in the whole economic conditions of England there are stUl about 1 million un employed, of whom Negro seamen form part of the problem. New Weekly On Hot Jazz Out NEW YORK— (ANP)—‘‘Jazz In formation”, a new weekly publica tion devoted exclusively to hot jazz, has recently made its appear ance and because of its contents Is being enthusiastically received by those persons interested in this field. Founded on the belief that jazz is “the most vital expression of I American music and tne blues the | deepest souce of jazz.” the publica- I tion devotes most of its space to I record reviews, information of spe rial interest to record collectors, feature stories on little known mu sicians who reserve recognition, and latest news of the jazz world. All article® are short and because of weekly appearance, Jazz Infor mation has been able to “scoop all other publications? of this na ture on both news and record re views. Although small in size, the pub lication has obtained subscribers in Canada, South America, England and Australia as well as 1 through out the nation in the few weeks of its existence. It is being published at Suite 900, 505 Fifth Avenue, New York. A small one-horsepower automo bile has been designed in England to train children to drive full size cars. work foreign to what they came here for. I know personally girls who are musicians, dancers, sten ographers, teachers, social workers, all well educated girls, who are working for low wages in some white family as domestics. Thev are compelled to take these job in order to keep from starving. Some of them have splendid con tacts, made while they were in school or college. They are in vited cut to dances and parties and most of the time go out alone. They have not had the time or money to meet men in their social level. HARD TO LOSE One meets them at these dances and asks for a dance. It is pa thetic to see how hard it is to lose one of them after having one dance with them. And if one is a good 'conversationalist, able to act the part of a gentleman, he can easily win for himself a girl friend. Hundreds of girls go out aione rather than have the wrong kind of men friends. But most will take a chance and go out with any man as long as he looks and acts nice. FIARLEMANIA , There is a sign on one of the streets which announces that the man within does hair cutting—ls cents; straightens hair—2s cents; sells beauty articles; does electri cal work, painting, and decorating; and last but not least is a radio fixer. This bird cannot starve in Harlem. There is an apartment buildine on lower St. Nicholas Ave., where tenants pay a minimum of $17.50 per month per room. And it is a t alkup building Noticeable to a i town man used to many pool 1 tails or “billiard academies” in lown, is the scarcity of them in JHarlem. One of the largest in 1-he city is in Spanish town, near Fifth avenue. It occupies the en tire first floor of a half-block. THE PHOENIX INDEX, PHOENIX, ARIZONA FOOTLIGHT* FUCKERS f By AL MOSES NEW YORK—(ANP)—“Swinging The Dream” proved to be the hot- j test kind of musical entertainment New Yorkers have gaped upon in many years. Benny Goodman, Louie Armstrong, and Maxine Sul livan drew salvo after salvo of ap plause from the first nighters who packed the Center theatre with its $2.20 tops. Looks like Mr. Arm- ‘ strong is in the important money ! class for ke:ps as every reviewer in New York acclaimed him for'his efforts in this Goodman jazz ex travaganza. Andy Kirk, Teddy Wilson and Claude (Orlando Roberson) Hop sins, put on a show at the Tankin' new Golden Gate Ball room that made “continuous danc _ng” a thing of .pleasure and rare rhythm, rather than the usual tor ture routine. The very newest Har lem dance craze “Hep Hop” was beautifully executed Friday night by a couple known as Virgal Boone and Jessica Hawkins. What an up and coming Broad way agent with ideas could do with some of the native talent running loose around this great showroom a nd most of them would fall in yer lap for hot dog money—even if it’s an unpardonable sin to breathe such. Wonder how much longer we’ve got to go in this writ ing field before we sell the idea to members of our own race with money; Get out there and build a showhouse where you can put these kids in the sun and make a couple of private, fortunes for your-* self to boot!! We are literally swamped with requests that we do something about Manager Jimmy Marshall of Apollo Theatre....booking up.... Billie Holliday??? We’ll talk to our pal tomorrow night, that’s all we can safely promise on the subject. Tenn. State In Xmas Pageant NASHVILLE, Tenn.—(SNS)—The Tennessee State Players Guild will present its third production for this season on Sunday morning, December 17, at 5:30 a.m., featur ing the outstanding Christmas Pa geant, “The Pageant of the Kings.” The pageant will be under the di rection of Prof. Laura M. Averitte. Prof. Thomas E. Poag is technical director for the production. Music will be rendered by the College Choir under the direction of Prof. Jarie Strange. Granvile Sawyer will be the read r for the pageant. The scenery is oeing constructed by the Workshop Jtage-Craft class. Chilean imports of radio trans mitting and receiving equipment have almost doubled in the last three years. A New York foot specialist has invented a machine to exercise the muscles of a person’s’ feet tired by dancing. THOSE WILD RADIO RAVES The following listing is in effect for the week of December 17 only; All time shown is Eastern Stan - ard. Subtract 1 hour for Central Time; 2 hours for Mountain Time, and 3 hours for West Coast Time. As is the unavoidable case in radio scheduling, all programs are sub ject to last minute changes and cancellations. HOT INSTRUMENTAL AND VOCAL LOUIS ARMSTRONG —Sunday, Monday, 12 midnite. Cotton Club, New York City. ERSKINE BUTTERFIELD —MBS Tues., 11:45 a. m.—WOR 710 k Sat. 9:15 p. m. Pianist - Vocal ist. BON BON, singer with Jan Sav itt’s orchestra, NBC Red, Wed., 12 midnite, Thurs., 11:30 p. m. NBC Blue, Tues., 12 midnite, Hotel Lin coln Hotel, New York Cty. CARTER AND BOWIE at twin pianos, MBS, scattered schedule. CHARIOTEERS. NBC Blue, Mon.. EXCLUSIVE! Johnny & George, those sensational songsters at Maxim’s in N. Y.'s Bronx, go into the Cotton Clfuh early next' month Nina Mae McKinney’s ma (Georgia Maynor) is ill with pleurisy Ross B. Haymes, Harlem’s Smithfield ham man, celebrated his home-coming at his popularly frequented Bird Cage restaurant-bar last week (Dec. 7-10) . . . Wiilie Bryant, the “Stooged Villian” in “Mamba’s Daughters”, will get a key radio post upon completion of that road tour . • . Josephine Baker, who was too young to do her bit for Uncle Sam in World War 1, is serenading French and British soldiers at the front “Somewhere in France.” She sings with animato, “J’ai Deux Amours”- C‘l Have Sweet Love”). 00-la-la! INSIDE STUFF ON THE MAESTROS: “Boy Meets (cocked valved trumpet) Horn”, the original tune by Rexi Stewart, of Duke Ellington’s celebrated Ork, will come in for a good share of plugging when the production, “Young Man With A Horn” gets under way.. Incidently, Louis (Satchmo) Armstrong, who is up in the money bracket once again (doubling at the Cotton Club and at the Center Theatre in “Swingin’ the Dream”) refused to portray Bix Beiderbecke, or have anything to do with a show depicting the life of the ace trumpet player of the jazz era, because of superstition. Now the boys are saying that Erskine Hawkins should have been approached at first, for, after all, HE IS the Twentieth Century Gabriel. O, well. LITERATI: J. A. Rogers’ latest book, “100 Amazing Facts About the Negro” is recommended to people who like to know what happened in the Dark Ages . . . Ex-Brown “U” gridder Fritz Pollard's N. Y. Ip dependent (a pub) to get backing from 19th Assembly Leader Danny Burrows . . . Billy Rowe, whose caustic quip peeved cinematic Nina Mae McKinney, is handling publicity for the musical comedy hit ‘‘Swingin’ the Dream". While playing parts in movies (his Latest a tiny-weenie bit in the sepia pix, “Keep Punching”) Milton Williams, of the original cast of “Green Pastures” is plugging a ladies’ furrier shop . . . Best of the radio collims is Billy Chase’s in the N. Y. Am sterdam News. We’d call it spicy! . ... Im. Baynard Whitney, the com mentator, has created a home study course in typing. Don’t look now— but, he uses an outdated Oliver!! FLASH! Mrs. Juanita Meyers, the wife of Bandmaster Wilson, who when last heard from was filling an engagement in Brussels, Belgium, was rushed aboard a steamer bound for New York less than a month ago—when World War 2 broke out. She has not heard from friend hubby who probably doesn’t know that his wife is back (and glad to be) in America. She has asked us to have anyone who knows the whereabouts of Willie Lewis and his band to communicate with her. The address: 66 Edgecombe Avenue, N. Y. C. Maxine, Louis, Clarence Click At Cotton Club By TED YATES NEW YORK —(C)— Although Louis (Satchmo) Armstrong and Maxine Sullivan share top billing, the opinion about town is that credit should come first to Clar ence Robinson, producer, assisted by A1 Richards, whose lovely six teen dancing girls stop the new Cotton Club show. The show has plenty of sparkle and the pix doings of both trumpet tootin’ Satchmo, with his orches 1 - tra, and Maxine Sullivan are pre sented in an opening screen bit. Stump and Stumpy; Kaloah, tne danseuse; Alan and Anise, and Eobby Evans rate expressive men tion. Others in the show include; Venessa Ammon, and Sonny Woods, plus, of course, the love ly Robinson chorus along with eight graceful show girls. There is also Soccarra’s’ Cuban Rhumba Band. Their friends will be pleas ed to know that Armstrong and the Sullivan lass sing well toger. I liked, “You’re A Lucky Guy” bes Sammy Cahn and Saul Chaplin who wrote the music this Gotten Club On Parade hit also scored with a swingy thingy, “Hov-Hov- Hoy.” The Italian government plans to spend 1,2000,000,000 lire for land reclamation and 800,000.000 lire for road construction in Albania m the next eight years, 1:45 p. m.; Tues., 8 a. m.; Sat., 11 a. m. MBS, Sat., 6:45 p. nr.; Fn., 9:30 p. m. (Vocal quartet.) DEEP RTVEE. BOYS, CBS, wide ly scattered schedule. Vocal group. LIONEL HAMPTON, vibes and drums; FLETCHER HENDERSON, piano; CHARLIE CHRISTIAN, guitar, with Benny Goodman, NBC Red, Sat., 10 p. m.; £BS Wed., Thurs., 11:30 p. m., MBS, Mon., 12 midnite, Waldorf Astoria hotel, NYC. ERSKINE HAWKINS, NBC Blue, Mon., 12:30 a. m.; Sat., 530 P. m. WNEW 1250 k, Wed., 1 a. m., Savoy Ballroom, New York City. 770 k, nightly except Mon. Tues., 2 HORACE HENDERSON, WBBM, a. m.; Mon., 1:30 a. m., 5100 Club, Chicago. CHARLIE JOHNSON. “Duke of the Uke” in “Madcap Matinee”, WAAF, 920 k, Chicago, Mon. thru Sat, 4 p. m. INK SPOTS, NBC, scattered schedule, vocalists, R • N. C. YOUTH EXECUTED IN CHAMBER RALEIGH, N. C.—(ANP)— Ray mond Williams, 23, was executed in the lethal death chamber at State prison last Friday, after making a confession that saved his own brother from the same fate. Raymond, his brother Henry and their brother-in-law, Lee Simpson were convicted of slaying a Jewish peddler, Nathan Reif, one year ago. The brothers were sentenced to death and Simpson given 30 years in prison. In a recent con fession, Raymond took "full re sponsibility for the slaying,” ac cording to Governor Clyde Hoey For that reason the governor com muted Henry Williams’ sentence to life imprisonment. : BANDITS’ FONDNESS FOR CIGARS NETS $325 MORE LOOT CHICAGO—(A N P)— Last Fri day, three robbers entered the li quor store of Earl Zick (white) on . the Southside, rifled the cash reg -1 ister of $25 and was backing out i of the door, when cne of the ban i- dits exclaimed: “Let’s have some ■ cigars.” With casual brashness he open ed a show case, scooped up a hand ful of perfectos from a ibox, then felt “something soft” in the bot tom of the box. It was $325 in cur rency secreted there by Hick. An other scoop and the trio was gone. JOHN KIRBY, WMAO, 670 k. nitely except Monday, 1 a. m., Am bassador East Hotel, Chicago. ANDY KIRK & TEDDY WILSON MBS, WOE. 710 k, Wed., Sat., 11:30 p. m.', Sun., 1:30 a. m., Golden Gate Ballroom, NYC. JIMMY NOONE, WBBM, 770 k. nite except Mon., 1:30 a. m., Mon day 1:05 a. m., Cabin Inn, Chica -B°VAGABONDS, NBC Blue, Wed. 9 a. m., also scattered schedule, vo cal quartet. FATS WALLER, NBC, Sun., Fn. 12 midnite; WMAQ, 620 k nitely ex cept Monday, 12 midnite, \VENR 870 k nitely except Monday, 1.30 a. m., Sherman hotel,, Chicago. YOUNG MAN WITH A BAND CBS, Friday, 10:30 p. m., gues VARIETY, INSPIRATIONAL MAJOR BOWES AMATEUE HOUR, CBS, Thursday, 9 p. m. FISK JUBILEE CHOIR. NBC Blue, Tues., 7 :30 P- m - Feature At Famous Door JHkI r^s The celebrated Ink Spot* are sharing honors with Woody Her man and his band at the famous Famous Door, exclusive Broadway nitery. Ella Fitzgerald and her orchestra follow Herman’* crew larly in January. TAPPING WIRES ALONG AIRLANES THE “PURSUIT OF HAPPI NESS” program broadcast over CBS every Sunday continues to bring forth weekly outstanding figures in the entertainment field. On December 3, Maxine Sulli van and Louis Armstrong were offered in songs and scenes from the current Broadway hit, “Swing in’ the Dream”. The Juanita Hall Singers pre sented a novel “pitched voices ’ reading of “The Creation”, from James Weldon Johnson’s book— “ God’s Trombones”, on the No vember 19 show. This presentation wa s Columbia’s further expression of an experi ment in true American folk mu sic—engendered by the enthusias tic audience reaction to Paul Robe son’s singing of “Ballad for Ameri cans”. Miss Hall brought her 16 voices before the microphone in what she prefers to describe as “pitched speaking voices chorded for har mony. Their selection, “The Crea tion”, has much of the spoken spiritual” in the effective use of James Weldon Johnson’s words. THE TAPPER TATTLES WALLER’S pa, pastor of the Abyssinian church of Harlem, once told the portly personage Rating The Records By FRANK MARSHALL DAVIS , MUGGSY TOPS AGAIN 1 MUGGSY SPANIER, greatest white trumpet player alive (sure, I've heard Harry James), gets a credit for the best record of the week with his Bluebird of DIPPER MOUTH BLUES, better known as “Sugar Foot Stomp,’’ and I WISH I COULD SHIMMY LIKE MY SISTER KATE Not only is Mugg sy’s horn thrilling, but the entire ensemble produces relaxed and sen sational Dixieland swing, with Rod Cless’s clarinet and Joen Bushkin’s piano tremendous. . - Interestingly enough, Vocation has reissued Glenn Miller’s version of Dipper Mouth which suffers greatly by comparison. Glenn’s companion side is DOIN’ THE JIVE, a Jittei bug showpiece. For a record that’s different hear Mildred Bailey, backed by orchestra and the Charioteers feel ingly render that spiritual, - TIMES I FEEL LIKE A MOTH FRLESS CHILD. Glorious singing. with the coupling on DON’T DALLY WITH TH-. DEVIL, by the same group, on the SrtSt... Bon Bon holds his own with Jan Savitt. His vocals add • lot to the Decca of ffS A WON DERFUL WORLD and HONES l- LY with the first side Grade-A stuff . Johnny Williams has a Vocalion of MEMORY /-.T ARINET MARMALADE mai doesn’t quite satisfy despite gooc solos by Zudekoff on trombon GEORGETTE HARVEY, maid or the “Betty and Bob” serial, NBC Red, Mon. thru Fri., 2 p. m- GOING SOUTH .WITH CLYDI 3ARRIE, baritone and the Dee l River Boys, CBS, South only, Sun day sp. St. -. . . » OSCAR POLK actor on the Ihadow series, MBS, Sunday, 5:30 p. m. PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS, CBS, Sun., 4:30 p. m., Guests. SOUTHERN AIRES, Vocal quar tet, NBC Blue, Sun., 11:30 a. m.; Fri., 12:15 p. m. WE, THE PEOPLE, CBS, Tues. ) p. m. West Coast rebroadcasts 12:30 a. m„ featuring guests of ev °ry race, and creed in real life epi sodes. ROCHESTER, JACK BENNY’S -adio valet, NBC Blue, Sun., 7 p. m. West Coast rebroadcast 11:30 p. m. WINGS OVER JORDAN. CBS, Sun... 9:30 a. m. Chorus and talks SATURDAY, DECEMBVTi 16, 1!)3S that “Jazz is music from the dev il’s workshop”. He wanted Fats to study classics. GEE GEE James, who left the ladio sketch “Hilltop House” to tour with Katherine Cornell, will be written into the script again when the threatrical trip is over. JACK BENNY, hobbled into Sunday’s broadcast after having had nineteen retakes on his dance routine in the new Eenny film. JIMMY LUNCEFORD, sWin K king, is an avid disciple of the Bard of Avon and will spout whole passages from any of the master’s work at the slightest provocation. Moreover, he holds four college de grees. BENEFIT IN BROADCAST Theatrical talent of New York will participate in tire third annual Christmas Benefit performance of the Amsterdam News, Harlem newspaper, to be broadcast over station WMCA from the 125th Street Apollo Theatre from 12:30 after midnite until 2:00 a. m. on Friday night, December 15. Among the artists already scheduled to appear are Jay C. Flippen, Ben Blue, Ella Logan, Ann Miller, Boogie Woogie Boys, Bob Howard, louis Armstrong, Louis Prima and Stepin Fetchit. and Merrill on clarinet. FEET’S TOO BIG Trust Fats Walle* to break it up any time. His Bluebird of YOUR FEET’S TOO BIG and SUITCASE SUSIE gives him a chance to jive in his funniest fashion. The piano and small band are, of course, solid. . . What’s come over Larry Clinton? In his two new Victors if JOHNSON RAG and DOWN HOME RAG, TONSELLI’S SERE NADE and MY SILENT MOOD, he plays some of the best hot jazzy he’s ver waxed on the first three sides; They are all In rhe groove with an amazing alto sax cutting capers and constitute a rugcutter’s heaven The last title will suit those who went for Deep Purple. Billie Holiday, a ravorite of this column, is plenty torchy on her Vocalion of OUR LOVE IS DIF FERENT and then fires away on SWING BROTHER SWING which is as hot as high noon on the Sahara. . . Glenn Miller combines sweet with the hot to satisfy both ’vpes of fans on his Bluebird of IT WAS WRITTEN IN THE STARS md JOHNSON RAG; INDIAN SUMMER and FAREWELL BLUES. His renditions: of the popular tunes are soulful and soothing; his ver sion of Farewell Blues is too obvi ously a killer-diller and not good ’azz. Johnson Rag comes off well but it doesn’t equal Clinton’s ef fort. HAWKINS’ SENDER It sounds as if MORE THAN YOU KNOW, by Erskine Hawkins with Dolores Brown singing, will be a best seller. The coupling on this bluebird, UPTOWN SHUFFLE, is a 'ypical stomp with the soloists working hard. . . Will Bradley fea turing Ray McKinley on drums, v ives you a choice of real jazz, MEMPHIS BLUES and OLD DOC r AK, or commercial swing, MAKE WITH THE KISSES and FIT TO BE TIED, both on Vocalion Tha first disc is more interesting, what with drums and Eradley’s trom bone cutting caiaers. The Yak piece is of the “Ol’ Mose” school and should appeal. . . Jimmy Dor sey’s Decca of ON A LITTLE STREET IN SINGAPORE and MY SILENT MOOD TS a tuneful beautiful rendition of these cur rent hits. lurnin? to the blues, you should ’ike the Vocalion by Jimmie Luce ford Os THINK OF ME LITTLE BABY, for it is a memorable per formance. The coupling, BELGIUM 3TCMP, reveals all the mechanical ier feet ion and mannerisms* of this great band on a rather odd tune. . Put down SHADOWS by Artie Shaw as a performance to be rank ed with his ,jest its a moving slew number. The other side o’ this Bluebird is I DIDN’T KNO* WHAT TIME IT WAS, not nearly so outstanding.