Singing for Thanksgiving Dinner - I've Never Seen a Straight Banana (1927)
I'm kicking off Singing for Thanksgiving Dinner with a selection from the fruit basket. Waring's Pennsylvanians are one of my favorite bands of the 20's. They went on playing until Fred Waring's death in the 1980's, a career lasting 60 years. Here's I've Never Seen a Straight Banana from 1927 featuring the vocal talents of Poley McClintock who might or might not have been the inspiration for the voice of Popeye.