1946 Sunny Skylar Nursery Rhymes - LIKE NEW Condition! 

$32.97 USD
March 21, 2019 - 08:22:44 PM GMT (4 months ago)
Highly sought after novelty record set by Sunny Skylar and the Dianaze Orchestra, "Nursery Rhymes but not for children" is a three record set with original cardboard jacket containing naughty adult versions of childhood favorites. The six songs include: How Could Red Riding Hood (Mercury A-1014A) Who Paid The Rent For Mrs. Rip Van Winkle (Mercury A-1014B) She Don't Wanna (Mercury A-1013A) My Handy Man (Mercury A-1013B) The Tattooed Lady (Mercury A-1015A) It Takes A Good Man To Do That (Mercury A-1015B) All three 78 records are in very good plus condition, with no significant scratches and no chips. Nestled in the very scarce cardboard jacket with original and fully intact interior sleeves, the colorful cover depicts a naughty Big Bad Wolf leering through the window at Little Red Riding Hood putting on her stockings. Front cover in very good condition with minor wear to the corners. Rear cover has foxing and some discoloration. Sunny Skylar towers among the greats of the Tin Pan Alley era -- an extraordinarily prolific songsmith with a unique flair for supplying new English lyrics to foreign-language hits, he contributed countless original compositions to the Great American Songbook but remains best known for adapting "Besame Mucho," cited by some historians as the most frequently recorded song in music history. Born Selig Shaftel in Brooklyn on October 11, 1913, he first pursued a career as a singer, and in the years leading up to World War II he performed with a series of big bands, including stints with Be Bernie, Paul Whiteman, Abe Lyman, and Vincent Lopez (who suggested his change his name to "Sunny," because it suited his disposition -- "Skylar" was his mother's maiden name). Skylar scored his first significant songwriting hit in 1941 when the Gene Krupa Orchestra featuring vocalist Anita O'Day recorded "Just a Little Bit South of North Carolina," which he wrote in collaboration with Bette Cannon and Arthur Shaftel. A year later, Skylar teamed with George Williams and Chummy Mc Gregar for "It Must Be Jelly ('Cause Jam Don't Shake Like That)," recorded by bandleaders including Glenn Miller and Woody Herman. Even as his writing career caught fire, Skylar nevertheless continued to pursue fame as a singer, performing at landmark nightspots including the Latin Quarter -- in addition, he spent several years in the mid-'40s as a staple of the nascent Las Vegas Strip, headlining casinos including The Flamingo and El Rancho.
March 11, 2019 - 08:22:44 PM GMT (4 months ago)


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