Victor 22723 – Maurice Chevalier – 1931

At two o’clock in the morning, Sunday, March 13, 2016, most of us will be setting our clocks forward an hour for the beginning of daylight saving time.  The practice first began in Europe in 1916, and the United States followed suit in 1918.  There’s always been plenty of debate and debacle as to whether or not we should have it or not.  I don’t care one way or the other, I’m just here to play good music, and that’s exactly what I’m going to do!

Victor 22723 was recorded May 26, 1931 at Victor’s Studio 2 in New York City by Maurice Chevalier backed by an orchestra conducted by Leonard Joy.  Released as the economy was worsening, it sold 6,551 copies.

Forget about daylight saving time, Maurice Chevalier thinks “There Ought to Be a Moonlight Saving Time”.

There Ought to Be a Moonlight Saving Time, recorded May 26, 1931 by Maurice Chevalier.

There Ought to Be a Moonlight Saving Time, recorded May 26, 1931 by Maurice Chevalier.

On the reverse, Maurice wants your “keesses” “Right Now!”, and how!

Right Now!

Right Now!, recorded May 26, 1931 by Maurice Chevalier.

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