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.