Sunday, December 1, 2013

Fred Waring and His Pennsylvanians

Artist: Fred Waring and His Pennsylvanians
LP: Christmas Time (The Spirit of Christmas In Song) [10" EP]
Song: "The Sleigh"
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Song: "Jingle Bells"
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It's finally December, and you know what that means. Christmas music! This wild and wintry 1950 holiday release from the prolific Mr. Waring and His Pennsylvanians is one of the things I found a few weeks ago at the local Ballard Goodwill. Notes from the back of the record are included below, and you can read all about Fred Waring, his Pennsylvanians, his banjo, and his blender on Wikipedia here. There's even more Fred Waring info and lots of neat photos on the Penn State Alumni Library website here. Can you imagine belonging to a fraternity that hires a group called "Waring's Banjo Orchestra" to entertain at their parties? Now that's MY kind of frat party!

 [ Fred Waring: June 9, 1900 — July 29, 1984 ]

1 comment:

dj trish said...

I have one of Fred waring songs on a compilation CD.Cool song