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# Title Principal Artiste Composers Lyricist / Date written Place Date recorded Matrix Label& Additional Information
1010 That Lovely Night in Budapest Ray Noble Orchestra Peter De Rose Sam Lewis New York January 8, 1936 Aircheck 12" Record, Memory Lane MLMCD024 (CD) This was supplied by collector Tom Bumbera. The original source was a record from the estate of songwriter Peter DeRose, who co-wrote the song with Sam Lewis. Tom tells us, "'Budapest' is from a professionally-recorded (80 RPM for some reason) disc made by Super-Sound Reproductions, 15 W. 46th St., New York NY. I assume either DeRose or his publisher paid to have the tune recorded off the air." The Ray Noble band did not record this for Victor (although Tommy Dorsey did, as did trumpeter-bandleader Bob Pope for Bluebird). This is from an episode of the CBS "Refreshment Time" show, sponsored by Coca-Cola, broadcast between 9:30 and 10:00 p.m. EST and originating from CBS's flagship station, WABC.

That Lovely Night in Budapest
That Lovely Night in Budapest

That Lovely Night in Budapest

(Peter De Rose / Sam Lewis)

Ray Noble and Orchestra

Ray Noble introduction:

That Lovely Night in Budapest
In a little street cafe
I invited you to be my gal
As you passed my way

That Lovely Night in Budapest
Long before the morning came
I remember that we both caressed
Before I knew your name

Oh! a little gypsy band were playing
Runabout on the above?????
It was a second rhapsody
But my first one of love

So many moons have gone to rest
And the old days are still new
It's That Lovely Night in Budapest
When I was blessed with you

The Memory Lane CD on special order from Dave Cooper