Sunday, 19 March 2017

EP Artwork: Bob Hope & Margaret Whiting/Ain't We Got Fun

As a youngster, my earliest recollection of Bob Hope's crooning was his version of Buttons and Bows in the film comedy, The Paleface. It was written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans and won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1948.

This artwork is for the engaging duet he recorded with Margaret Whiting and Ain't We Got Fun was co-written by Margaret's father, Richard A Whiting. And of course, it fits right in with our "Ain't" oriented theme this week.

The session took place at Capitol Melrose Studios on November 3rd, 1949 with Billy May and His Orchestra. It's a shame that the label didn't see fit to credit Whiting or May on the cover.

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