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    Quiz #37

    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.
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    Gary,

    Tough one. Are the dates 1931 and 1947?

    Woodman?

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    Woodman, Most folks today have probably never heard (or heard of) the singer.
    1931 is correct. The other date is earlier than 1947.
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    The other date
    What about 1938
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    Or 1935 when hughes set the air speed record?

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    Gary,

    could the song be Grey Goose by Lead Belly?

    Woodman

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    Hughes set a lot of records so I'll give you a break on the year; it was 1937.
    January 19 – Howard Hughes sets a new record by flying from Los Angeles to New York City in 7 hours, 28 minutes and 25 seconds.

    Not Grey Goose - Lead Belly.
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    Would it be Slim Bryant [Thomas Hoyt Bryant] singing Mother, Queen of my Heart. He only died last year at the age of 101. He recorded in 1931 and 1937, and also recorded with Roy Rodgers.

    Changed my mind - Leonard Slye [later named Roy Rogers] - A Cowboy's Dream of Heaven
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    Bassy9, No. (The singer was born in Georgia. Roy was born in Ohio.)
    You folks are so good at getting these I am making this one a real brain teaser, lol.
    I will put a hint at the first post now.
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    Would it be Ray Whitley - The Last Flight of Wiley Post

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