The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 21, 1953 · Page 2
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December 21, 1953

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

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f AGE TWO Kr.YTITEVTl.r.K fAT?K.1 C n NKWS MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, Br RICHARD KLEINER NEA SUff Correspondent NEW YORK — (NBA) — In 1963, many new sounds cam* "long on ' records. There were buries and echoes and groans and others loo noisy — It not noisome — to mention. But the one that may have the most lusting effect on pop music was » simple vibrato (pulsating e.(- fecti In the throat. On one end of this throat Is » harmonica. The other end is 1he property of Richard Hayman. Combine Hayman, harmonica and throat and you have the smooth, unharmonicalike sound that madei "Ruby" one o! '53's top hits. j "I tried to make a sound that doesn't sound like a harmonica," j «ays Hayman, a youthful, studious- looking man, who takes his harmonica seriously ."That throat vibrato seems to give it a warm tone." Warm is an understatement: » timed out to be hot. After "Ruby" came others like "Off-shore." and now Hayman's Mercury release o "Sadie Thompson's Song" and "Drive-In" is around to sell more hnrmonfcas. Hayman is a self-taught hannon- Icfcer who was with Borrah Minne- vitch's Harmonica Rascals In the (rood old days when they paid more attention to their harmonicas than , their rascality. "I'd been looking- for a long: time for a song." he says, "which would be good for a harmonica record. •Ruby' was it. but frankly, I was surprised that it was such a hit. V!e knew It was good and had a ailferent sound, but we didn't think. It would be as big as it was." Dick Hayman. while he isn't » harmonica-crusader. Is "gratified" that his favorite instrument Is now considered more than a. toy In pop music. So are the harmonica manufacturers, who can be seen any day | gleefully rubbing their reeds together. THE POPULAR SIDE: Coming in February is a big new RCA album of Artie Shaw music, culled from radio broadcasts of '38 nnd '39. I sneaked a listen to the album, and can report. It's terrific — all the old Shaw classics like "Begin the Beguuw," "Stardust," and "Cariocn." ... If It continues at its present rate, Eddie Fisher's "Oh My Papa" will be a million- record-seller In its first eight weeks, a phenomenal pace . . . Georgia Oibbs. who gets fan mall from places like Pakistan and Burma, says. "It'd be fine — except 1 don't collect stamps." • • • ON THE CLASSICS: The J. P. Seeburg Corp., big Juke-box manufacturer, has introduced a Hi-Fi juke box — look for It In your neighborhood champagne fountain. . . . The Saturday Review's annual poll of music critics picked Art.uro Toscanlnl's recording of "Otello" (RCA) as the top classical recording: of the year . . . Angel's "Tosca" was recorded during August, Italy's holiday month, when La- Scala is officially closed. DICK'S PICKS SUREFIRE: "Granada" (Prankle Laine, Columbia). SLEEPER: "The Creep" (The Three Suns. RCA). GOOD ONES: "In the Still of the Night" i Helen O'Connell, Capitol i: "Down by the Riverside" (Bing and Gary Crosby); "Poppa Piccolino" I Art Lowry, Columbia!; "It's Christmas Season" (Elllile Cote Glee Club, Eco); "Granada" (Mount Kelly, Essex): "Hound Dog" (Burl Ives, Decca); "You Made Me Love You" (Broc Peters, Columbia >: "The Isle of Skye" (Margaret Whiting. Capitol'. POP ALBUMS: Helen Ward. Benny Goodman's first vocalist, Is back with a new Columbia album. "It's Been So Long." accompanied by Percy Faith. Old favorites with Helen's patented driving style . . . Mercury has issued a pot pourri of sound from Rita Hayworth's n e w movie, "Miss Sadie Thompson " There are songs, speeches and music. . 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