Tunes on Tuesday

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There is so much music here at the Treasure Tour, it's a challenge to know where to start.  So we do it randomly. And today, we honor a wartime song written by James V. Monaco (music) and Mack Gordon (lyrics).  The song, "I'm Making Believe" was included in the 1944 film Sweet and Low-Down, a fictional account of the life of its star, Benny Goodman as he entertained soldiers at military bases.  In the film, Lyn n Bari "sang" the song, which was in reality dubbed by Lorraine Elliott, but it was popularized by none other than Ella Fitzgerald and the Ink Spots.  It reached the number one spot on the music charts by the end of the year.

"I'm Making Believe" was nominated for an Oscar but, during the 17th Academy Awards, it lost out to the now immortal "Swinging On A Star" from the film Going My Way, which won seven of its ten nominations that year, including Best Picture.