Music: Rival for Dinah?

The U.S. singing market is golden but unpredictable. Few European popular singers have successfully invaded it. Those who have usually accent their accents and bill themselves as Continental style. But last week a well-built English girl named Beryl Davis, with a purry voice and a nice sense of rhythm, started out to succeed the American way. She got off to a good start.

Fresh from England, as a guest on the Bob Hope radio show, she had caught the easy-to-catch but hard-to-hold ear of burly Eli Oberstein, who bosses all popular records at RCA-Victor. Victor was badly in need of a girl...

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