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superduck wrote at 2011-03-14 16:35:36
The first time I heard Wimoweh was in 1950 and it was sung by the Billy Williams Quartet on Sid Cesar's;  Your Show of Shows and repeated many times by popular demand.  Sure wish I could find this beaaaautifully done and captivating version.....

gts31bumbee wrote at 2013-01-02 20:36:22
The first time I heard this was on Sid Ceasar's, Your Show of Shows TV, in 1952. The Billy Williams Quartet were semi regulars who provided music interludes while the then live TV show was changing scenery and costumes. It became a big favorite along with Shanghai that they were repeated several times. I have been searching a long time for a recording as it was far superior to what followed a year or two  after !

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