This was sent to me by Percy Faith's granddaughter, who is a friend of
mine. Does anyone know of a Buddy Clark collector or fan club where
these recordings can be housed?
I have a rather extensive collection of the WW II
era recordings carefully digitized and preserved with PERFECT handwritten
titles and times by a gentleman Wally Antuck, who I don’t believe is with us
anymore. Even while he was doing this work I told him I wasn’t the IDEAL
recipient, to put it mildly, because I’m not at all a fan of vocalists and
Buddy Clark is from a time when – well the less said the
Still, there are probably 50 CD’s full of material
that Wally carefully restored taken from THE MELODY HOUR, from 16”
transcription discs. I’ve done some searching, and there don’t seem to
be Buddy Clark fans out there. Wally always said “I’d know what to do
with these recordings when the time comes” only I do not know! Your mom
was uninterested; she mentioned that outside of these shows that to me are
“chopped up Carnation Contented Hours” meant for the AFRS, at least in
part. It’s too long before even I was born (!) in 1952 to understand
some of these things.
Though there was a rare instrumental/orchestral
track or an occasional vocal guest, most shows were strictly Buddy Clark with
backings by Percy Faith.
Please contact me if anyone has any leads or interest in this.