Sunday, October 12, 2008

Claude Thornhill: Count Me In

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from the youtube description
At the time of this "video", Martha Wayne & Buddy Stewart were members [with Lillian Lane] of Thornhill's vocal group, "The Snowflakes". This was filmed for those "Soundies" film jukeboxes in 1942, with "guest vocalists" Martha Wayne & Buddy Stewart. Fran Warren didn't join the band until '46. All in all, Claude never had the success other bandleaders had during that period, possibly because his sound was too "subtle" for dancing. Sounds like very early Thornhill. Had to have been before 1953 and before big hit with 'I Want a Sunday Kind of Love' vocalist-Fran Warren.

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