Mystery Tunes Trivia Update
Finally! We have a winner for Mystery Tunes Trivia!
Gafataitua Fa’alogo of Tampa, Florida, was the first to correctly identify both artist and tune – just 30 minutes ahead of our runner-up’s entry! The artist is Lew Douglas and his Orchestra, as many of you guessed, and the tune is “Levi Lullaby“.
There isn’t much out there about either the song or Lew Douglas, unfortunately, so it was tough to come up with hints that would help you out. The ones we provided are below – with a bit of additional information!
- The single was released on the Sparton label in Canada in 1957.
arewere several copies of this single available right now(for sale) on eBay (in early-mid January)!
- The record label was Bally
- The tune was the “B” side of the single, but this was the song that charted highest. (The “A” side was “Hour of Love”.)
- The artist and his orchestra backed a variety of performers on dozens of recordings.. working with everyone from Pat Boone to Joni James to the Three Stooges! (Lew Douglas is said to have been the first to record The Three Stooges.. no confirmation of that!)
- The artist was a top arranger for his record company and he and his orchestra were behind many of the records put out by his label.
- The song topped out at number 21 on a Chicago radio station survey list back in 1957 (The station was WJJD)
- The recording was released in the mid to late 1950’s by a record company in Chicago.
- The artist recorded many tunes but released only a handful under his own name.
Thanks to everyone who played this round of Mystery Tunes Trivia! We’ll fire up our next round soon, so please check back often!