The talented Frank Crumit was a popular musician, composer, radio celebrity and even a vaudeville star from 1913 until 1943. Popular songs of the time included Frankie and Johnnie, Abdul Abulbul Amir, A Gay Caballero, The Prune Song and even the Buckeye Battle Cry for Ohio State University.
His record featuring both The Gay Caballero and Abdul Abulbul Amir went on to sell 4 million copies. While I won’t be sharing the popular Abdul Abulbul Amir for some very obvious reasons if you’ve ever heard it, I thought that here on Retro Records we should let you listen to his humorous rendition of Show Me the Way to Go Home from back in 1926.
[Via] Music Prof 78
Although you might already be familiar with this song if you’ve watched a little independent film from 1975 called Jaws.
[Via] Claire Walton