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Eddie Cantor - The Columbia Years: 1922-1940 (Art Deco Series)

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Eddie Cantor: The Columbia Years: 1922-1940   (Art Deco Series)

By Eddie Cantor

Very ++ Good Condition. (Includes Cd,original artwork inserts and jewel case, all in VERY good Condition. )

Listeners can tell that this double-CD set was a labor of love, without even noticing the presence of Eddie Cantor's grandson Brian Gari in the credits -- the sound quality of even the earliest sides in this 44-song collection, dating from the early 1920s, is exceptionally good, and even more so for a Columbia/Legacy project of the early '90s. And when one considers the portion of the music here derived from sources that were "lost" or otherwise misplaced, the result is nothing less than miraculous. Indeed, it's easy to forget, on listening even to the earliest sides here, that this is music that was mostly 70 years old or close to it when it was transferred to CD. For that reason alone, this is one of the finest showcases of Eddie Cantor's singing talent that has been seen since, well, since, Cantor cut the original 78 rpm records represented here. Cantor's longtime friend Harry Ruby is well-represented among the songwriting credits, as are Ted Fiorito and Gus Kahn, and Cantor also contributes to his own cause as a songwriter on several of these tracks. As to the music itself, it's jaunty, funny, sly, clever, suggestive, and relentlessly catchy and tuneful -- one can't listen to too much of it without suddenly visualizing a world in which men sported moustaches and straw hats, and cars chugged along city streets. It's all infectious in its appeal, and a powerful sample of the popular culture of the '20s and early '30s. Brian Gari's notes, which include comments on every song, give us an informative and loving portrait of a man who was, for a good chunk of the first half of the middle of the 20th century, one of the most popular entertainers in America. Indeed, given the existence of this collection, more's the pity that Cantor's films of the '30s aren't in print on DVD, and are barely shown at all on the vintage movie channels.


1-1       I Love Her–She Loves Me     3:10

1-2       I'm Hungry For Beautiful Girls          2:37

1-3       Oh, Is She Dumb        2:58

1-4       Susie    2:46

1-5       Sophie 2:47

1-6       He Loves It     3:04

1-7       Joe Is Here      3:00

1-8       How Ya Gonna Keep Your Mind On Dancing          2:52

1-9       I Love Me (I'm Wild About Myself)  2:57

1-10     Ritzi Mitzi       3:04

1-11     Oh! Gee, Oh! Gosh, Oh! Golly, I'm In Love 2:51

1-12     Eddie (Steady)            2:57

1-13     No No Nora    3:08

1-14     I've Got The Yes! We Have No Bananas Blues         2:58

1-15     Oh, Gee, Georgie!

            Directed By – Frank Guarente

            Featuring – The Georgians 3:10

1-16     If You Do What You Do

            Directed By – Frank Guarente

            Featuring – The Georgians  3:01

1-17     I'll Have Vanilla

            Featuring – Frank Ferera  3:08

1-18     On A Windy Day 'Way Down In Waikiki

            Featuring – Frank Ferera  2:54

1-19     Oh Papa!         3:09

1-20     Monkey Doodle          3:09

1-21     Charley My Boy         2:46

1-22     No One Knows What It's All About  3:00

2-1       Doodle Doo Doo        3:13

2-2       How I Love That Girl 3:02

2-3       Those Panama Mammas          2:47

2-4       Goo-Goo-Good-Night Dear!  3:13

2-5       Laff It Off!     2:59

2-6       If You Knew Susie (Like I Know Susie)       2:51

2-7       We're Back Together Again, My Baby And Me        2:27

2-8       Row, Row, Rosie!      2:47

2-9       Oh! Boy, What A Girl            3:17

2-10     What A Perfect Combination 3:05

2-11     Look What You've Done

            Featuring – Ben Selvin  3:03

2-12     Over Somebody Else's Shoulder        2:59

2-13     The Man On The Flying Trapeze        2:41

2-14     Mandy 2:42

2-15     An Earful Of Music    3:13

2-16     When My Ship Comes In       3:13

2-17     Okay Toots     2:27

2-18     When My Ship Comes In

            Featuring – Jay Wilbur And Orchestra*  3:03

2-19     The Only Thing I Want For Christmas (Is Just To Keep The Things That I've Got)

            Featuring – Robert Mitchell, St. Brendan's "Boychoir"*  2:55

2-20     If You Knew Susie (Like I Know Susie)       2:33

2-21     Little Curly Hair In A High Chair      3:09

2-22     Margie 3:07

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