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Singin' Sam
A Musical Journey Through Time

Singin' Sam, whose real name was Harry Frankel, began his show business career in 1908 in minstrel shows and later in vaudeville. But his real calling was radio, in the early days of that medium. By 1931, he became a top radio personality as Singin' Sam The Barbasol Man and continued as "Radio's favorite baritone" into the mid-1940's.

His popularity with the radio audiences was in large part due to his relaxed style of crooning combined with a friendly, comforting on-air personality. "Howdy Folks. This is your old friend Singin' Sam" became his now famous greeting. Throughout his career, Sam boasted that he had never introduced a new song and yet his repertory of songs numbered in the thousands — from the distant past to the contemporary. To emphasize the point, this CD includes popular songs spanning half a century — from Bicycle Built For Two (1892) to Somebody Else Is Taking My Place (1942).

The numbers contained on this CD come from two transcribed radio series — Refreshment Time with Singin' Sam from 1937 — 1942 and Reminiscin' with Singin Sam from 1945. The excellent audio quality of the performances in this collection is especially noteworthy.
  Track Song Title Date Time
1 Bicycle Built For Two 1992 1:35
2 On The Banks Of The Wabash Far Away 1997 3:31
3 Ida, Sweet As Apple Cider 1903 2:11
4 Meet Me In St. Louis, Louis 1904 1:53
5 Cheyenne 1906 1:35
6 It Looks Like A Big Night Tonight 1908 1:53
7 He`d Have To Get Under-Get Out And Get Under 1913 2:14
8 Someone Else May Be There While I`m Gone 1917 1:47
9 Smiles 1918 2:05
10 Down By The O-HI-O 1920 2:52
11 Say It With Music 1921 2:02
12 Carolina In The Morning 1922 2:41
13 Remember 1925 2:30
14 When Day Is Done 1926 3:27
15 When You`re Smiling 1928 1:48
16 Waiting At the End Of The Road 1929 2:32
17 Time On My Hands 1930 2:35
18 Take A Picture Of The Moon 1931 2:13
19 Rock-A-Bye Moon 1932 2:46
20 Dust Off That Old Pianna (Oh Suzanna) 1935 2:24
21 It`s De-Lovely 1936 2:09
22 Somebody Else Is Taking My Place 1937 4:28
23 Believing 1940 3:12
24 Chatanooga Choo Choo 1941 2:19
25 I Don`t Want To Walk Without You 1942 3:21
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