Music: Petrillo Perplexed

Cracks were opening this week in A.F. of M. Boss Petrillo's dam against phonograph recording (TIME, June 22, 1942). Decca records tried a new wrinkle. Decca's idea was to have vocal soloists accompanied, not by the usual dance band, but by an all-vocal (hence nonunion) ensemble. Decca issued two trial records by Vocalist Dick Haymes with singing support: It Can't Be Wrong and In My Arms; You'll Never Know and Wait For Me Mary. Columbia, working on a similar plan, was about to release two orchestra-less Sinatra recordings: You'll Never Know and Close...

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