Good luck with this one, LOL.

This Georgia born singer recorded a song that you could hear on two phonograph records from competing labels (Columbia and Decca).

The Columbia record was released the same year "The Star-Spangled Banner" became the national anthem of the United States of America.

The Decca record was released the same year that Howard Hughes set a flying record.

I wonder if the main character in the song saw Howard flying by.

1. Who is the singer?
2. What is the song?


Hint #1 - 30Nov: The song is funny. You have probably heard it.
Hint #2 - 30Nov: If you don't get the song it will spoil your purrrrfect record.