rand’s esoteric otr

rand’s esoteric otr header image 1

Reminiscin’ with Singin’ Sam - Pgm 108

February 5th, 2010

Harry “Singin’ Sam” Frankel had a popular program in the thirties, singing "oldies" - songs that were popular hits of the day at the turn of the century and assembled a remarkable collection of original sheet music that he drew upon for obscure material for his program.

transcription label

"Reminiscin' with Singin' Sam" was a syndicated series Frankel produced in the 1940s, just a few years before he passed away.  Program 108 in the series kicks off with "When That Midnight Choo-Choo Leaves for Alabam" and features other old songs with new arrangements provided by the Charles Magnante Trio and the Mullins Sisters.

Our mp3 was transferred from an original Transcription Sales, Inc vinyl disc, matrix number L-19676-A1.  This one's been through some click reduction since the original disc had been stored without a sleeve for many years.

00:0000:00

  • KLinNYC

    Thanks for these. I was expecting something corny and laughable like “Strollin’ Tom,” but these are OK. The links to additional info were good, too. I’m also sending over a Charles Magnante fan — I know he’ll be interested in these.

    Nov 26, 2010 at 12:50 am