WE REMEMBER KATE SMITH - SEPIA 1134
1. JUST IN TIME
2. ALL THE WAY
3. IT DON'T MEAN A THING
4. THINKING OF YOU
5. THE BEAT O' MY HEART
6. YES INDEED!
7. HIGH ON A WINDY HILL
8. MR. WONDERFUL
9. LOVE IS A MANY SPLENDOURED THING
10. COMES LOVE
11. WISH YOU WERE HERE
12. THE HUCKLE-BUCK
13. COME RAIN OR COME SHINE
14. I DON'T STAND A GHOST OF A CHANCE
15. YOU'D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO
16. I CONCENTRATE ON YOU
18. SIDE BY SIDE
19. WHO'S SORRY NOW
20. I'LL BE SEEING YOU
21. PEOPLE WILL SAY WE'RE IN LOVE
22. SO BEATS MY HEART FOR YOU
23. DON'T WORRY 'BOUT ME
24. I'M GETTING SENTIMENTAL OVER YOU
25. GOD BLESS AMERICA
26. THE MUSIC OF HOME
Only once could Ed Sullivan introduce someone by saying that her voice was the greatest that God had ever bestowed on anyone. For only one person could actor Ronald Reagan inscribe in her scrapbook: "Kate, You have the rights to ‘God Bless America', so I'll say ‘God Bless Kate Smith".
After Broadway's "Honeymoon Lane", a tour in "Hit the Deck" and back to Broadway in "Flying High", Kate Smith was first heard singing on NBC radio in early 1931 and her fame rapidly grew. She introduced the song "God Bless America" on November 10, 1938 and recreated the moment for posterity in the 1943 film "This Is the Army".
No one had surpassed Kate's eleven weeks at the New York Palace in 1931 until Judy Garland broke the record in 1952, and Kate sold more war bonds than anyone else during World War II. She was such a staple on NBC daytime television that the network gave her a concurrent night hour. Kate had a radio, film, TV and recording career spanning 5 decades reaching it's pinnacle in the 1940s.
The 26 songs here were recorded in the late 1950s in stereo and are now available on CD for the very first time. Naturally, "God Bless America" is included.