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Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians: The Collegiate Years

Collegiate
Syncopation Sal
Mighty Blue
Freshie
I Love My Baby
Collegiate Blues
Any Ice Today, Lady?
Bolshevik
Don't Sing Aloha When I Go
I Love the College Girls
My Regular Girl
Hello, Swannee, Helllo
Wob-A-Ly Walk
ICE CREAM
Keep Sweeping the Cobwebs Off the Moon
If I Can't Have You
The Yale Blues
Who's Blue Now?
What Do You Say?
Lila
Farewell Blues
Hello! Montreal
How About Me?
Glorianna

Directed by Fred Waring

In the early 1920s Fred Waring was a student at Penn State, where he formed Waring's Pennsylvanians (which featured a trademark glee club) who entered radio on pioneer station WWJ in Detroit. This generous, fascinating compendium of 24 (all accompanied) songs is from 1925 to 1928, a boom time of heady first success for the Pennsylvanians. Fred's amazing career as a bandleader stretched from the 1920s to the 1970s, enjoying his greatest success in the 1930s, appearing in many movies. These songs have the "jazz age" manic optimism that fit so well in the backgrounds of early cartoons. This is feel-good, funny, tongue-in-cheek dance music with titles like "Keep Sweeping The Cobwebs Off The Moon," "Don't Sing Aloha When I Go," "Syncopation Sal," "How About Me?," "What Do You Say?" and "Any Ice Today, Lady?" (with a bit that sounds like Popeye singing to Olive). It's not possible to be in a bad mood while listening to a Fred do the vocals on a truly silly song like "Bolshevik." Great stuff, digitally restored and remastered!

Item code: 4551C | 1 CD | $14.95 |add item to cart
Vocal Jazz  | Accompanied | Male | United States
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