Music: Businessman's Bounce

A disc jockey in Charlotte, N.C. reached deep into his pile of old records and played a 1932 piece called Heartaches. It had a bouncy tune and a catchy whistling chorus. Soon dozens of requests were coming in for Heartaches. Decca hurriedly began pressing copies of the old recording. In the past six weeks it has sold over 500,000 copies.

The popularity of Heartaches was also doing a lot to restore the popularity of the Ted Weems band that recorded it. Weems had his big day in the mad '30s, took half his band into the merchant marine with him during the...

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