Music: New Pop Records, Sep. 7, 1953

Concrete & Steel (Lorry Raine; Kem). Songstress Raine sings about a man whose behavior is perhaps best described as manic-depressive ("when he's high he's higher than the sky is ... but oh, when he gets low he's got a heart of concrete and steel"), in a voice that seems to tremble itself on the edge of hysteria.

Elaine (Percy Faith's orchestra with oboe solo by Mitch Miller; Columbia, also Hugo Winterhalter's orchestra with musette-accordion solo by Henri Rene; Victor). One of those bittersweet tunes from a French movie (Violettes Imperiales), on which both companies lavished top performers. The Columbia version has Miller's...

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