Ken Mac’s Moonlight Becomes You

This week from the Marco Pacci collection, a recording from 1942 by the Anglo-Indian bandleader Ken Mac.  The vocalist is Poona-born Beryl Templeman.  Two years before this track was cut, the critic for the Times of India went into raptures about the crooner. “She has a good, versatile voice and personality enough to tackle anything,” the paper wrote. “Had she been out in France, I’ve a hunch she could have deputised for Gracie Fields without a tremor.”

The tune was written for the film Road to Morocco. It’s been recorded by several vocalists, but perhaps the best-known version is by Bing Crosby.

Moonlight Becomes You by Ken Mac by Taj Mahal Foxtrot

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3 Responses
  1. Gregory says:

    Naresh, that is wonderful! What ever happened to Beryl Templeman?

  2. M.holmes says:

    She married my Uncle Leslie Holmes in 1947 had two sons Kim and Leslie she died in 1987 in Solihull,Warwickshire,England

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