Music: New Pop Records, Jan. 4, 1954

U.S. songwriters are just as convinced as visiting European anthropologists that the U.S. vibrates to the theme of "Mom," so songwriters waste little time exploring the sentimental possibilities of Dad.* Last month, nonetheless, Victor picked up a sugary little number called Oh! My Papa, which had been written for a Swiss musical comedy, and gave it to Crooner Eddie Fisher. For good measure it threw in a lush accompaniment, including a gaudy trumpet obbligato. Sample lyric:

Oh, my Papa, to me he was so wonderful,

Oh, my Papa, to me he was so good.

No one could be so gentle and so lovable,

Oh, my...