Music: Slugging Hard

One composer (Robert Russell Bennett) had tried to dignify the Brooklyn Dodgers baseball club with a Symphony in D (TIME, May 26, 1941). Last year George (Tubby the Tuba) Kleinsinger had the Metropolitan Opera's Robert Merrill warbling his Brooklyn Baseball Cantata. Last week, all such pretenses of musical dignity were gone, but with two new tunes in their bat box, the National League's colorful Dodgers were slugging hard in the jump, jive and jukebox league.

Fortnight ago, Decca recorded a frantic number by Negro Bandleader Buddy Johnson called Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball? All 3,000 copies were sent up...

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