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Don't have answer to the question, but the following may be of interest:

The Songs that Fought the War: Popular Music and the Home Front, 1939-1945 By John Bush Jones
p.185
..."In 1951 in the City of Brotherly Love, the prestigious
Philadelphia Inquirer sponsored a "Smokes for Yanks Funs,." To encourage
cash contributions for sending cigarettes to GIs, Harry Filler and
Frank Capano wrote the fund's official theme song, "Smokes for Yanks"
(Philadelphia: Tin Pan Alley, 1941).  The lyrics put servicemen having
their cigarettes on a par with defense industries: "Keep your eye on plane
production,/And we need those ships and tanks,'But remember, keep
'em smokin', /Don't forget those smokes for Yanks."

There have been a number of compilations of 78 on CD from the UK and Germany which have
smoking related theme - can't find a reference at the moment.

Was the Leffredo recording issued commercially, or a lacquer intended for local airplay ???

Best wishes, Thomas.

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Hi, All,

We have an inquiry about the song "Smokes for Yanks" recorded by Gloria Loffredo in radio station WOL.  She is 91 and would like
to hear the record!  If anyone has information on where we could find this or could provide access, please let us know. Send your
answer to Chuck Haddix, Marr Sound Archives, (816) 235-2798, [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>

Many thanks!
Wendy

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