Music: Last Round-Up

A song as simple and unadorned as any piece of folk music set U. S. commercial records last week. Billy Hill's "Last Round-Up'' was played 24 times over major radio networks. It led the phonograph-record sales for Victor, Columbia and Brunswick. A sheet-music estimate was taken: in six weeks 200,000 copies had been sold, better than any song since 1929. And all this had happened not because of a publisher's plugging. The publishers of "The Last Round-Up" knowing now that they have a big song, have prayed that it will not be...

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