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Vocalist's Showcase Vol. 1 Presenting Songs By :
FRANK CRUMIT - RADIO FAVORITE
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SELECTIONS ON THIS ENHANCED CD ARE SUNG FRANK CRUMIT.
FRANK WAS A POPULAR MUSICAL COMEDY, VAUDEVILLE AND RADIO STAR.
THE 1ST 3 SIDES WERE ACOUSTICALLY RECORDED.
THE REMAINDER OF THIS CD INCLUDES ALL ELECTRICALLY RECORDED CUTS.
WITH THE INVENTION OF THE MICROPHONE IN 1925, THESE ELECTRICALLY RECORDED
SIDES DISPLAY MORE OF FRANK'S EASY GOING PERSONALITY.
THIS STYLE MADE HIM SO POPULAR.
THERE IS ALSO MORE DEPTH AND CHARACTERIZATION IN THE ELECTRICALLY RECORDED
THIS WAS PROBABLY DUE TO THE IMPROVED RECORDING CONDITIONS.
FRANK HAD A VERY VERSATILE SINGING STYLE AND WAS EQUALLY AT EASE WHILE
SINGING A BLUES, BALLAD OR COMEDY SONG.
ALL ARE REPRESENTED ON THIS CD.
THIS CD SPANS THE YEARS 1924 TO 1929 WHICH WAS THE PEAK
PERIOD IN HIS CAREER.
Crumit was a national and world renowned singer and songwriter.
A native of Jackson, Ohio, he was born September 26, 1889, the son of
Frank and Mary Poore Crumit.
Crumit's love for music and the theater, which dated back to his early
years in the Methodist Church choir, led him toward the decision of
pursuing a musical career.
Frank then turned to vaudeville and was very successful in New York and
other parts of the country.
As part of a vaudeville team (trio), Crumit appeared at an engagement in
London, England in 1913.
And in 1914, he left the vaudeville life and struck out on his own.
With his famous ukulele, he was referred to as "the one-man glee club" in
New York City's night spots.
He became such a hit that he landed roles in many musicals.
Frank Crumit became a musical team with Julia Sanderson in 1921.
Together, they became a sensation to their stage and radio audiences.
Via radio, they became known as "The Singing Sweethearts."
Maintaining their home in Massachusetts, Frank and Julia drove to New York
City twice a week for many years to do their radio show.
It was a four-hour trip, but they enjoyed it.
Their nationally-produced radio broadcast was aired over WLW in
Frank is credited with composing at least 50 songs in his career, maybe
Crumit died in 1943 in New York City at 53 years of age.
3-MINDIN' MY BUSINESS
4-MY SWEETIE TURNED ME DOWN
6-I'SE GOIN' FROM THE COTTON FIELD
7-THE PARLOR IS A PLEASANT PLACE TO SIT ON SUNDAY NIGHT
8-I WISH'T I WAS IN PEORIA
9-SHOW ME THE WAY TO GO HOME
2-PRETTY LITTLE DEAR
3-GET AWAY OLD MAN, GET AWAY
4-HIGH HIGH HIGH UP IN THE HILLS
5-CRAZY WORDS CRAZY TUNE
6-A GAY CABALLERO
7-I LEARNED ABOUT WOMEN FROM HER
8-THE SONG OF THE PRUNE
9-THREE LITTLE WORDS
10-I MISS A LITTLE MISS THAT MISSES ME