Music: New Pop Records, Oct. 25, 1954

K. C. Douglas (Cook LP). A latter-day blues shouter and guitar man combines a primitive manner with sophisticated trimmings, yesterday's feeling with today's subjects. Sample blues lyric:

Hey, Mama you look so fine Ridin' around in that Merc'ry forty-nine, Cause I'm crazy 'bout a Merc'ry Yas, I'm crazy 'bout a Merc'ry Ford.

"Fats" (Fats Waller; Victor, 2 LPs). A welter of Wallerana. including the insolent ("I feel so effervescent today") voice, the bouncy piano that somehow sounds ribald, his second-rate sidemen and some previously unreleased material.

Teen-Age Dance Session (Dan Terry & his...

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