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Typed DS: "Sunny Gale", 1p, 8½x11. No place, 1953 May 4. Headed: "Release Form". In letter form to News Syndicate Co., Inc., New York, New York. Begins: "Gentlemen".

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SUNNY GALE. Typed DS: "Sunny Gale", 1p, 8½x11. No place, 1953 May 4. Headed: "Release Form". In letter form to News Syndicate Co., Inc., New York, New York. Begins: "Gentlemen". In full: "In consideration of the publicity to be given to me and which may arise herefrom, my consent is hereby irrevocably given to you, your assignees and licensees, and to the Chicago Tribune-New York News Syndicate, Inc., and its subscribers and licensees, to use my name, picture, or portrait, in publications for editorial or promotional purposes, excluding, however, commercial advertising. Very truly yours". Lightly creased. Stray ink mark at upper left corner. Fine condition. With front cover of the sheet music for "What Do You Want to Make Those Eyes At Me For?", 2p, 8¼x10¾. Photograph of Gale, b/w with purple hue, 5x5½, on cover; beginning of the words and music to the song on verso. This song, with words and music by Joe McCarthy, Howard Johnson and Jimmy V. Monaco, was originally copyrighted in 1916. The copyright was renewed in 1944 and this "Revised Edition" was copyrighted in 1960. Gale recorded this version of the song on Warwick Records. Slightly creased. Light scratch at right background of photograph. Fine condition. Gale had a busy year in 1953, the year she signed this release form. She recorded "Teardrops on My Pillow and "A Stolen Waltz" with the orchestra of Ralph Burns and had another two-sided hit for RCA with "Love Me Again" and "Before It's Too Late", which was recorded with Hugo Winterhalter. In November of that year, Gale and RCA's top R&B vocal group, The DuDroppers, teamed up for "Mama's Gone Goodbye" and "The Note in the Bottle", which became a highly sought after vintage recording in later years. Gale also appeared in an all-star benefit show at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Vocalist Sunny Gale, born Selma Sega, began her career in 1951, recording "Wheel of Fortune"/"You Showed Me the Way" for Derby Records. Ironically, "Wheel of Fortune", which sold nearly 50,000 copies, was later attributed to Gale as a cover of Kay Starr's hit (which was recorded later), although Gale would become known for her covers of popular hits by other artists. Her next hit was a cover of "Goodnight Sweetheart Goodnight", which had been recorded by the Spaniels, although the McQuire Sisters would do a more popular cover version. Her other popular covers included "Let Me Go Lover" (Joan Weber) and "Soldier Boy" (the Four Fellows). Later in the decade, after leaving Decca Records, Gale released several songs for Warwick Records. Two items.

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