Music: New Records, Oct. 7, 1946

The record stalls looked as gay as well-appointed nurseries last week; an unprecedented flood of children's albums was ready for the Christmas trade. The newly recorded daydreams and nightmares ranged from Nelson Eddy's bellowing like a whale to Jose Ferrer's reading of Mozart and Schubert biographies with symphonic accompaniment. Best of the lot: a straightforward dramatization of Oscar Wilde's poignant fairy tale, The Happy Prince, starring Bing Crosby and Orson Welles (Decca, 4 sides) and Balladeer Woody Guthrie's original harum-scarum Songs to Grow On—Nursery Days (Disc, 6 sides).

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