MASH/By Lo Baby
Phyllis West wrote at 2013-10-15 22:14:12
Hi Ed (and also a "hi" to your guest who commented on the song"Bye-lo"), my Dad, Ray Perkins, did indeed write that lovely song, and he also sang it to my big sis, born in 1933!. Dad Graduated from Columbia University, I believe in 1917, fought in WW1,and also in WW2 under General Eisenhower. He retired from military service as a full colonel. He began his long music and composition career in NYC, hanging around with buds Paul Whitman et all, on NBC. Post WW11, exhausted and ready to slow down a bit, he created a well-known local radio show called "The Ray Perkins Show" in Denver, Colorado at then KFEl. This is just a fraction of this amazing life. Oh, by the way, as a newly married red-headed Irishman, composer and musician, he recorded with Thomas Alva Edison in the early twenties in East Orange, NJ. That in itself was enough to fill a few pages! Anyway, thanks to you both for your knowledge and appreciation of this sweet sweet lullaby!
Phyllis West wrote at 2013-10-15 22:17:23
P.S. I'd love to see the Mash episode in which "Bye-Lo" was performed - by Radar, one of our most beloved characters!