Buddy Clark singing Take My Heart recorded in 1936 with Nat Brandwynne and his Stork Club Orchestra.
Buddy Clark was one of the most popular male vocalists of the 1930s and 1940s, a success on radio, in movies, and on record -- had he lived longer, in the estimation of pop music scholar John P. Cooper, Clark might easily have been a rival to Perry Como or Dean Martin in postwar America. A fixture on the airwaves for his first decade and a half as a singer, Clark didn't hit his commercial stride until the end of the 1940s, with more than a dozen hits in scarcely two years -- when his life was tragically cut short by a plane crash in 1949. He was only 37 and at the top of his career. Most people had him tabbed for superstardom. The crash (which happened on an LA street) killed only Buddy. All his friends survived.
Nat Brandwynne was house band at the famous Stork Club and started out playing piano in the Leo Reisman band.