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Ko-Ko Song Car-Tune: Tramp, Tramp, Tramp

1920's

Ko-Ko Song Car-Tune: Tramp, Tramp, Tramp

Ko-Ko Song Car-Tune: Tramp, Tramp, Tramp - 1924

The Ko-Ko Glee Klub marched all the way to this theatre to cheer you up with the tune that made grandpa “step out” in the good old days. “Tramp, Tramp, Tramp,” (The Boys are Marching) Watch the bouncing ball, Join in and sing – EVERYBODY! In the prison cell I sit, Thinking mother dear, of […]

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Turkey in the Straw

1920's

Turkey in the Straw

Turkey in the Straw - 1920's

In this rare clip from the late 1920’s, an unknown group of musicians perform the American classic “Turkey in the Straw,” which dates back to the 19th century. A mesh of Irish and other folk melodies, “Turkey in the Straw” was popularized in early musical minstrel shows in the 1920’s. As its recognition grew, it […]

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Frank Westphal’s Orchestra: Sing You Sinners

1920's

Frank Westphal’s Orchestra: Sing You Sinners

Frank Westphal's Orchestra: Sing You Sinners - 1930's

In this soundie from the early 1930’s, Frank Westphal’s Orchestra performs Sing You Sinners live on WENR Chicago. Westphal, a native to Chicago, began his career as a pianist-for-hire in vaudeville around 1910. It was during his time on the circuit that the up-and-coming performer met the great singer Sophie Tucker who hired him as […]

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