Retro Records: Frank Crumit “Show Me The Way To Go Home” (1926)

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.
Jaws - Show Me The Way To Go Home
[Via] Claire Walton


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Searching through the alleys for useful knowledge in the city of Nostalgia. Huge cinema fanatic and sometimes carrier of the flame for the weirding ways of 80s gaming, toys, and television. When his wife lets him he is quite happy sitting in the corner eating buckets of beef jerky.

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