Columbia 4-50039 (Single)
Issued in the ‘Hall of Fame’ Series. Not issued on 78 rpm
Issued September 1954
with the Norman Luboff Choir
Issued before on Columbia 39838 (single, September 1952), Columbia B-1649 (EP 'Jo Stafford Spotlite', April 1953), Columbia CL-6268 (Album 'A Musical Portrait Of New Orleans', August 1953), and on Columbia CL-578 (re-issue of the album 'A Musical Portrait of New Orleans', 9th August 1954)
Matrix No. RHCO 10260 * Recorded 20th July 1952
Make Love To Me
Issued before on Columbia 40143 (Single, 21st December 1953), and on Columbia CL-578 (re-issue of the album
'A Musical Portrait of New Orleans', 9th August 1954)
Matrix No. RHCO 10660 * Recorded 8th December 1953
As far as I know, the singles from the ‘Hall of Fame’ series were not issued on 78 rpm.
Columbia Records announced the launch of this series in June 1954. An article under the heading ‘Columbia Readies
100 ‘Hall of Fame’ Series’ in Billboard magazine (‘New York, June 19’) explained that the series would ‘consist of pop, country, sacred and jazz sides previously issued on the label but not now available’. The first 100 singles in this new ‘standard series’ would be ‘available to dealers in September’.
Columbia 4-50039’s catalog number indicates that it was one of these first hundred records. This means it must have been issued in September, 1954.