Radio: Da Moan

The usher standing in the back of Manhattan's Paramount Theater was skinny and pimply faced and his mouth hung open. "Frank Sinatra was tearing the heart out of a ballad up there on the stage," he recalls, "and there was me, 17 years old and nobody."

Last week, ex-Usher Vic Damone was 19 years old and somebody for Sinatra to reckon with. He was "Da Moan," a suddenly well-known young singer who is being noised about as "Sinatra with quality." His first record (of I Have But One Heart and Ivy), released six weeks ago,...

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