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PART THREE: THE MUSIC DISCOGRAPHY: “Take a Number From One to Ten” (Mack Gordon-Harry Revel). Tom Coakley and His Palace Hotel Orchestra, Vocal Refrain by Kay Thompson. Victor 24744 (10-inch 78). Recorded in San Francisco, 9/25/1934. Released 10/1934. “You Let Me Down” (Al Dubin-Harry Warren) / “You Hit The Spot” (Mack Gordon-Harry Revel). Kay Thompson & Her Boys. Brunswick 7560 (10-inch 78). Recorded in New York, 11/11/1935. Released 11/30/1935. “Don’t Mention Love To Me” (Dorothy Fields-Oscar Levant) / “Out of Sight, Out of Mind” (Dorothy Fields-Oscar Levant). Kay Thompson & Her Boys. Brunswick 7564 (10- inch 78). Recorded in New York, 11/11/1935. Released 12/7/1935. “Carelessly” (Charles Kenny-Nick Kenny-Norman Ellis) / “There’s a Lull in My Life” (Mack Gordon- Harry Revel). Kay Thompson. Victor 25564 (10-inch 78). Recorded in New York, 4/13/1937. Released circa. 5/1937. “It Had to Be You” (Gus Kahn-Isham Jones) / “Exactly Like You” (Dorothy Fields-Jimmy McHugh). Kay Thompson. Victor 25582 (10-inch 78). Recorded in New York, 4/13/1937. Released circa. 6/1937. “High on a Windy Hill” (Joan Whitney-Alex Kramer) / “Ay, Ay, Ay” (Osman Perez Freire). Kay Thompson with Jack Hastings & His Orchestra. Viking 105 (10-inch 78). Recorded in New York, 1941. Released 1941. “The Wise Old Owl” (Joe Ricardel). Jack Hastings & His Orchestra featuring Kay Thompson. Viking 106 (10-inch 78). Recorded in New York, 1941. Released 1941. “Dolores” (Louis Alter and Frank Loesser). Jack Hastings & His Orchestra featuring Kay Thompson & The Okays. Viking 107 (10-inch 78). Recorded in New York, 1941. Released 1941. “Number Ten Lullaby Lane” (Bob Carlton-Bob Warren) featuring Kay Thompson & The Okays / “Friendly Tavern Polka” (Jerry Bowne-Frank DeVol) featuring The Okays. Jack Hastings & His Orchestra. Viking 108 (10-inch 78). Recorded in New York, 1941. Released 1941. “The Steam is on the Beam” (Johnny Green-George Marion, Jr.). Johnny Green & His Orchestra featuring Kay Thompson & Her Singers. Decca 23435 (10-inch 78). Recorded in Los Angeles, 9/1/1944. Released as a single 7/1945. Included on the album Johnny Green: His Music, His Piano and His Orchestra (Decca A-571), released 9/1947. “You’re Mine, You” (Johnny Green-Edward Heyman). Johnny Green & His Orchestra featuring Kay Thompson & Her Singers. Decca 24183 (10-inch 78). Recorded in Los Angeles, 9/1/1944. Released as a single, circa. 1945-46. Included on the album Johnny Green: His Music, His Piano and His Orchestra (Decca A-571), released 9/1947.  “Coquette” (Johnny Green-Carmen Lombardo-Gus Kahn). Johnny Green & His Orchestra featuring The Kay Thompson Singers. Decca 23531 (10-inch 78). Recorded in Los Angeles, 8/13/1944. Released as a single 3/1946. Included on the album Johnny Green: His Music, His Piano and His Orchestra (Decca A-571), released 9/1947. “Jubilee” aka “Jubilee Time” (Kay Thompson) Kay Thompson and the Williams Brothers / “Back Home In Indiana” (Ballard MacDonald-James Hanley) Kay Thompson. Columbia 38101 (10-inch 78). Recorded in Los Angeles, 12/19/1947. Released 2/9/1948. “Louisiana Purchase” (Irving Berlin) Kay Thompson and the Williams Brothers / “I See Your Face Before Me” (Arthur Schwartz-Howard Dietz) Kay Thompson. Columbia 38200 (10-inch 78). Recorded in Los Angeles, 12/19/1947, 12/5/1947, respectively. Released 4/12/1948. “(Where Are You?) Now That I Need You” (Frank Loesser) / “(The Birds Are Talkin’) ‘Bout You ’n’ Me” (Kay Thompson). Decca 24695 (10-inch 78). Recorded in Los Angeles, 6/24/1949. Released 11/1949. “That Old Feeling” (Lew Brown-Sammy Fain) / “Was That the Human Thing to Do?” (Joe Young- Sammy Fain). Decca 27130 (10-inch 78). Recorded in New York, 6/1/1950. Released 8/1950. “Old Fashioned Hammock” (Kay Thompson) / “On the Caribbean” (Kay Thompson-Robert Alton). Kay Thompson. Allied Record Sales Company ARS-5002 (10-inch 78). Recorded in Los Angeles, 2/1953. Released 4/1953. Kay Thompson Sings. M-G-M E-3146 (12-inch 33 1/3) LP featuring 12 songs: “How Deep Is The Ocean” (Irving Berlin), “It’s All Right With Me” (Cole Porter), “Basin Street Blues” (Spencer Williams), “I Must Have That Man” (Dorothy Fields-Jimmy McHugh), recorded in New York, 3/4/1954. “Blue Moon” (Richard Rodgers-Lorenz Hart), “Katie’s Blues” (Kay Thompson), “Moonglow” (Will Hudson-Irving Mills-Eddie DeLange), “I Hadn’t Anyone Till You” (Ray Noble), recorded in New York, 3/5/1954. “I Love a Violin” aka “Violins” (Kay Thompson), “Quel Joie” (Kay Thompson), “Myrtle (of Sheepshead Bay)” (Kay Thompson-Robert Alton), “Poor Suzette” (Kay Thompson-Robert Alton), recorded in New York, 9/1954. Released 11/19/1954. “Eloise” (Kay Thompson-Robert Wells) / “Just One of Those Things” (Cole Porter). Kay Thompson. Cadence CCS-3 (7-inch 45). Recorded, respectively, in New York, 1/1956; in Los Angeles, 12/2/1955. Released 3/3/1956. Peaked at No. 39 on Billboard’s pop singles chart for two weeks in 3/1956. Funny Face (Original Soundtrack Album). Verve MGV-15001 (12-inch 33 1/3). Includes four tracks with Kay Thompson vocals: “Think Pink!” (Roger Edens-Leonard Gershe), recorded in Los Angeles, 4/5/1956; “On How to Be Lovely” (Roger Edens-Leonard Gershe), duet with Audrey Hepburn, recorded in Los Angeles, 4/4/1956; “Clap Yo’ Hands” (George Gershwin-Ira Gershwin, add’l music by Roger Edens), duet with Fred Astaire, recorded in Los Angeles, 4/6/1956; “Bonjour, Paris!”  (Roger Edens-Leonard Gershe), vocal with Audrey Hepburn & Fred Astaire, recorded in Los Angeles, 3/30/1956 & 4/2/1956. Released 3/28/1957. Although “Think Pink!” was indelibly associated with Kay Thompson, it was later covered by Ethel Merman on the ABC-TV musical-comedy series That’s Life  (episode: “Movin’ In”), broadcast 10/29/1968.  “Bazazz” (Kay Thompson-Ralph Blane) / “Light Up The Candles on the Birthday Cake” (Kay Thompson-Robert Alton). Kay Thompson. Verve V-10052 (7-inch 45). Recorded in New York, 4/10/1957. Released 4/1957. “It’s Absolutely Christmastime” (Kay Thompson) Kay Thompson (as Eloise). Eloise Master E-1000 (7-inch 45). Recorded in New York, fall 1958. Promotionally released to disc jockeys only, 11/1958. (To promote the new Random House book, Kay Thompson’s Eloise at Christmastime, published 9/22/1958.) “Moscow Cha Cha Cha” (Kay Thompson-Dick Grossman) / “Dasvidanya (Until We Meet Again)”  (Kay Thompson-Dick Grossman). Kay Thompson. Hanover-Signature 12,008 (7-inch 45). Recorded in New York, 8/1959. Released 8/1959. Kay Thompson Party, Volume 1: Let’s Talk About Russia (spoken word LP). Kay Thompson monologue. Hanover-Signature SM-1017 (12-inch 33 1/3). Recorded in New York, 1959. Released 12/1959.
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