Harry Frankel

Singin' Sam aka Harry Frankel (January 27, 1888, Springfield, Ohio -June 12, 1948, Richmond, Indiana) was a minstrel performer, vaudevillian and popular personality during the early days of radio. He was best known as "Singin' Sam, the Barbasol Man" for his long association with that company.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1888, Died June 12, 1948

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, ukulele, composer, performer, lyricist

Notes: Singin' Sam was Harry Frankel's stage name.

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-027213 10-in. 9/23/1938 What are little girls made of? Elisse Cooper ; Eddie De Lange Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and vocal ensemble lyricist  
Columbia 140358 10-in. 1/25/1925 Old black crow in the hicky-nut tree Harry Frankel Male vocal solo, with ukulele vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, ukulele  
Columbia 140359 10-in. 1/25/1925 Now George Harry Frankel Male vocal solo, with ukulele vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, ukulele  
Columbia 140360 10-in. 1/25/1925 Weepin' blues Harry Frankel Male vocal solo, with ukulele vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, ukulele  
Columbia 140361 10-in. 1/25/1925 Frankie and Johnny Harry Frankel Male vocal solo, with ukulele vocalist, instrumentalist, ukulele  
Columbia 140362 10-in. 1/26/1925 Continually Harry Frankel Male vocal solo, with ukulele vocalist, instrumentalist, ukulele  
Columbia 140363 10-in. 1/26/1925 Who darkened that hole Harry Frankel Male vocal solo, with ukulele vocalist, instrumentalist, ukulele  
Gennett 12701 10-in. 4/12/1927 Be some change made Harry Frankel and his Uke Male vocal solo, with ukulele vocalist, instrumentalist, ukulele, performer  
Gennett 12702 10-in. 4/12/1927 Just like a raindrop Harry Frankel and his Uke Male vocal solo, with ukulele vocalist, instrumentalist, ukulele, performer  
Gennett 12710 10-in. 4/18/1927 Southern lula byes (sic) Harry Frankel Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Frankel, Harry," accessed May 30, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100143.

Frankel, Harry. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 30, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100143.

"Frankel, Harry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 30 May 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100143

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