Music: Tin Pan Laureate

For those who wonder what Russians sing besides the Volga Boatman and Ochi Chernyia, Vasili Pavlovich Solovyev-Sedoi, Russia's top Tin Pan Alley man, has the answer. Sedoi's simple, easy-to-hum melodies flow constantly out of Russian radios. In restaurants and cabarets, couples sway nightly to such Sedoi hits as Nightingale, It's Long Since We've Been Home. More important yet, Songwriter Sedoi manages to please Russia's culture cops, who regard dzhaz as "vulgar musical stew." This year, Sedoi won his second Stalin prize.

The Seeing Eye. Sedoi scores his biggest hits with nicely blended combinations...

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