Freitag, 19. November 2010
Benny Borg "The Singing Soldier" (four 1927 sides)
"Benny Borg, The Singing Soldier" (transfers from 78s) over at archive.org -- apparently, nothing is known about Benny Borg except that he was from Georgia.
According to the info at archive.org, these four sides were
recorded on April 02, 1927 and issued as Columbia 15148-D and 15183-D:
I Want a Pardon for Daddy
You're Going to Leave the Old Home Jim, Tonight
A Concert Hall on the Bowery
Pictures from Life's Other Side
"A Concert Hall on the Bowery" is better known under the title "She's More to Be Pitied Than Censured":
"An outdated concept about a fallen woman brought tears to they eyes of America in 1895. William B Gray wrote this song about a girl flirting with men on the Bowery and explains that is was a callous man who caused it. Sheet music sales were strong even before it was introduced in Vaudeville skyrocketing it in popularity. By the 1920s however the song was already a subject to much ridicule for it's outdated standards. In 1951 Beatrice Kay did a campy version sarcastically mocking it in the chorus."
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