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Pennant Winning Battery Of Songland / Van And Schenck


Release Date: 05/08/2012 
Label:  Archeophone   Catalog #: 5016  
Composer:  Gilbert L. WolfeJoe SchenckBert WilliamsGeorge W. Meyer
Performer:  Gus VanJoe Schenck
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Original readers of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby would have heard the voices of Van and Schenck in their heads as they encountered the printed lyrics of "Ain't We Got Fun," a song the Brooklyn duo made famous in 1921. They embodied the carefree sound of the Jazz Age, but the story of this dynamic vaudeville duo goes back much further. Still teenagers when they first performed together, Gus Van and Joe Schenck made their "easy" harmonies appear effortless by putting in years of practice and honing their songcraft. "Pennant-Winning Battery of Songland" compiles the first 28 recordings made by the pair, waxed between 1916 and 1918. With stunning photos and notes by vaudevillian Trav. S.D. (author of No Read more Applause, Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous) the CD tells the story of their leap from neighborhood fan favorites to established stars.

1. Hawaiian Sunshine [short version]
2. Hawaiian Sunshine [longer version]
3. It's a Long, Long Time Since I've Been Home
4. I Wasn't Skeared But I Thought I'd Better Go
5. Yaddie Kaddie Kiddie Kaddie Koo
6. That's How You Can Tell They're Irish
7. My Little China Doll [short version]
8. My Little China Doll [longer version]
9. Mother, May I Go In to Swim?
10. Dance and Grow Thin
11. For Me and My Gal
12. There's Something Nice about the South
13. I Don't Think I Need a Job that Bad
14. Far Away in Honolulu
15. Huckleberry Finn
16. Mulberry Rose
17. The Ragtime Volunteers Are Off to War
18. If I Was as Strong as Samson
19. Southern Gals
20. I Miss the Old Folks Now
21. I Don't Want to Get Well
22. In the Land O' Yamo Yamo [version 1]
23. In the Land O' Yamo Yamo [version 2]
24. Where Do They Get 'Em and How Do They Get 'Em?
25. My Mind's Made Up to Marry Carolina
26. I'm in Love
27. Beans, Beans, Beans
28. Ragtime Moses Old-Time Bomboshay
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Works on This Recording

1. My Hawaiian Sunshine by Gilbert L. Wolfe
Performer:  Gus Van (Voice), Joe Schenck (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 1916 
2. Ragtime Moses Old-Time Bomboshay by Joe Schenck
Performer:  Gus Van (Voice), Joe Schenck (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 1918 
3. I Wasn't Skeared But I Thought I'd Better Go by Bert Williams
Performer:  Gus Van (Voice), Joe Schenck (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 1916 
4. For Me and My Gal by George W. Meyer
Performer:  Gus Van (Voice), Joe Schenck (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 1917 

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