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 January 1st, 1888, Died January 1st, 1948

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1938

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

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

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  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Frankel, Harry," accessed July 27, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100143.

Frankel, Harry. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 27, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100143.

"Frankel, Harry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 27 July 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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