KATE SMITH - SHEET MUSIC SIGNED 1976 - HFSID 222461
Sale Price $234.00
KATE SMITH. Sheet Music signed: "Sincerely/Kate/Smith/76", front and verso, 7¾x10½. Words and music to "When The Moon Comes Over the Mountain" by Kate Smith, Harry Woods and Howard Johnson. © 1931 Metro-Goldwyn Mayer Corp., New York, N.Y. The "Songbird of the South," vocalist Smith (1907-1986) was one of the most popular stars of the pre-WWII era. She is best remembered for her definitive version of the patriotic anthem "God Bless America", which became a hit on no less than three separate occasions, beginning in 1938. A radio, television and recording star for five decades, Smith is also known for the song she co-wrote, "When The Moon Comes Over The Mountain", which became her theme song when The Kate Smith Show debuted on radio in May 1931. In 1950, she became a pioneer in daytime television programming with The Kate Smith Hour, which ran for four years. Later, The Kate Smith Show (1960) ran only one season, and Smith slowed her pace after the death of her longtime manager, Ted Collins, in 1964, making only occasional appearances in nightclubs and television shows. Page has been trimmed slightly from original size, removing most of printed word "Chorus" at top left verso and some advertising at bottom verso. Fine condition.
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