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Jo Stafford - 'Manhattan Serenade'

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Uploaded on May 18, 2009

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Here is another of Jo Stafford's early recordings (1942) from her days with Tommy Dorsey.
075405 MANHATTAN SERENADE Victor 72962

The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Line-Up...
Ziggy Elman, Chuck Peterson, Jimmy Blake, Jimmy Zito, Danny Vanelli, tp;
Tommy Dorsey, George Arus, Jimmy Skiles, Dave Jacobs, tb;
Fred Stulce, Harry Schuchman, as;
Bruce Snyder, Heinie Beau, Don Lodice, ts;
Leonard Atkins, William Ehrenkranz, Leonard Posner, Seymore Miroff, Paul Poliakine, Sam Ross, Bernhard Tinterow, vin;
Harold Bemko, cello;
Ruth Hill, harp;
Milt Raskin, p; Clark Yocum, g; Phil Stevens, b; Buddy Rich, d;
Jo Stafford, vocals;
Aircheck, September 17, 1942

MANHATTAN SERENADE
Words: Harold Adamson
Music: Louis Alter

Lyrics;
I have a memory of a lovely refrain
And in my heart it will forever remain
Our song was like a blue white gem
My darling, do you remember?

That night in Manhattan was the start of it
We lived it and we loved every part of it
The glow of moonlight in the park
The lights that spell your name
The autumn breeze that fanned the spark
That set our hearts aflame

^Our kiss was a sky-ride to the highest star
We made it without touching a handlebar
And I gave you my love
To the melody of the music, the madness
That made our Manhattan serenade

(Rep from ^)

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