A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from December 25, 2019
“On a slow boat to China” (a long transport)

Entry in progress—B.P.

Wikipedia: (I’d Like to Get You on a) Slow Boat to China
“On A Slow Boat to China” is a popular song by Frank Loesser, published in 1948.

The song is a well-known pop standard, recorded by many artists, including a duet between Rosemary Clooney and Bing Crosby (for their album Fancy Meeting You Here (1958)), Ella Fitzgerald, Joni James, Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Buffett, Fats Domino and Liza Minnelli.

In the UK, the biggest hit version was recorded by Emile Ford and the Checkmates peaking at #3 in the official singles chart in 1960.

OCLC WorldCat record
You call everybody darling
Author: Sam Martin; Ben Trace; Al Trace
Publisher: New York (1619 Broadway, New York) : Mayfair Music Corp., ©1946.
Edition/Format: Musical score : English : [Alt. ed. Al Trace photograph]
Notes: On cover: photograph of Al Trace; “Featured by Al Trace and his Silly Symphonists.”
Clem Watts is the pseudonym for Al Trace - NAR.
Advertisement on p. [4] includes musical incipits for: On a slow boat to China / by Frank Loesser ; It’s too soon to know / by Deborah Chessler ; At the Flying “W” / by Allie Wrubel ; Tea leaves / by Morty Berk, Frank Capano, Max C. Freedman.

OCLC WorldCat record
On a slow boat from China. Lita Annenberg Hazen award for excellence in clinical research.
Author: YW Kan
Edition/Format: Article Article : English
Publication: Clinical research, 1984 Dec; 32(5): 487-90

OCLC WorldCat record
Slow boat from China
Author: Adrian Sparham
Publisher: Dobbs Ferry, NY : Sheridan House, 2006.
Edition/Format: Print book : Biography : English
Summary:
A couple decides to escape from the rat race to the freedom and adventure of a life aboard. Sailing from Hong Kong to Vancouver, BC on Moonshiner, they encounter colorful natives and awesome landscapes, describing them in detail. They are delayed by mechanical problems, powerful storms, and corrupt customs officials.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityTransportation • Wednesday, December 25, 2019 • Permalink