Episode Air Date: May 16, 2016
Artist: Vaughn Monroe
Recording Title: Sam You Made the Pants Too Long
Here’s an up-tempo tale of tailoring gone awry.
You’re on the Sound Beat.
You might know this one well as a “Barbra” tune. (That’s Streisand, for the rest of you.) The song was written by the team of Victor Young and Sam M. Lewis. This version belongs to Vaughn Monroe, a Bluebird 78 from 1941.
Sam M. Lewis penned a number of hits, like“I’m Sittin on Top of the World” and “Has Anybody Seen My Gal?”, and…one dubbed the “Hungarian suicide song”. For more on the curse of “Gloomy Sunday” check out this episode.