Music: New Pop Records, Jul. 5, 1954

By the Beautiful Sea (Shirley Booth, Wilbur Evans; Capitol LP). Mostly ordinary show tunes by Arthur Schwartz (music) and Dorothy Fields (lyrics), but Actress-Singer Booth puts a few of them over with a fine, plaintive twang that helps explain the success of the Broadway production. Best tunes: I'd Rather Wake Up by Myself, Lottie Gibson Specialty, both sung by Booth, and Coney Island Boat, sung by the chorus while Booth at the same time sings In the Good Old Summertime to form one of those two-headed duets (e.g., You're Just in Love, from...

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