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Johnny Standley with Horace Heidt and His Musical Knights

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Playing Forgotten Music on 78 RPM Records by Curt Hahn

Johnny Standley with Horace Heidt and His Musical Knights

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Johnny Standley with Horace Heidt and His Musical Knights ‎It's In the Book

Manufactured By Capitol Records, Inc. ‎ 2249

Published By Magnolia Music Corp.  1952

Backing Band Horace Heidt & His Musical Knights

Written By John Standley

Part 1 is Monologue. 
Par 2 is Vocal. 
Magnolia Music Corp.  BMI

"It's in the Book" is a recorded comic monologue, partly sung, partly an exhortation in the manner of a revivalist preacher on the subject of Little Bo-Peep. It was marketed as a pop song and made the Billboard chart in 1952, reaching number one.  Written by Johnny Standley and Art Thorsen (BMI Work #744156)  released by Standley on Capitol label.

Musician, actor, and comedian from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, who also lived in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Standley wrote (with Art Thorsen) and recorded "It's In the Book", a number one single on the Billboard Charts in 1952. The comedic recording sold over two million copies and received a gold record. During World War II, Standley served in the US Army and entertained the troops with Red Skelton and Dave Brubeck for the USO. Standley frequently worked with Horace Heidt,

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