Pennsylvanians

Waring's Pennsylvanians was a dance band that was founded at Penn State University by Fred Waring.

First named the Collegians, the group was formed in 1918 at Penn State by the brothers Fred and Tom Waring and their friends Freddy Buck and Poley McClintock. They had a hit in 1925 with the song "Collegiate". Other popular novelty songs were "I've Never Seen a Straight Banana" and "I Wonder How I Look When I'm Asleep".

In 1929 they appeared in the movie Syncopation and on stage in The New Yorkers the following year. Their popularity increased in the 1930s with their presence in radio and movies. During the 1940s, they performed on Broadway and at the World's Fair and became the first band to broadcast its own TV show. From 1950–1970, they became a corporation that branched into workshops, real estate, and a magazine.

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923 - 1968

Roles Represented in DAHR: Musical group

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 787 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-28662 10-in. 10/15/1923 The west, a nest and you Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-28663 10-in. 10/15/1923 Sleep Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band, with vocal chorus Musical group  
Victor BVE-28663 10-in. 2/15/1928 Sleep Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-28664 10-in. 10/15/1923 That's my baby Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-28665 10-in. 10/16/1923 Stack o' Lee blues Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor BVE-28665 10-in. 2/15/1928 Stack o' Lee blues Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-29237 10-in. 1/2/1924 Forever Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-29238 10-in. 1/2/1924 Holding hands Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-29239 10-in. 1/2/1924 Dancin' Dan Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-29240 10-in. 1/2/1924 You darling you Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-29241 10-in. 1/3/1924 Cover me with kisses Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor B-29242 10-in. 1/3/1924 Oh, baby! Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-29243 10-in. 1/4/1924 I'm somebody nobody loves Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-29694 10-in. 3/26/1924 Down home blues Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-29695 10-in. 3/26/1924 Memory Lane Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring ; Tom Waring Jazz/dance band, with piano and male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor B-30069 10-in. 5/12/1924 Good-night, sleep tight Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor B-30072 10-in. 5/12/1924 Someday you'll know Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-30075 10-in. 5/12/1924 Virginia Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-30076 10-in. 5/14/1924 I'm haunted by that Swanee River song Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-30077 10-in. 5/14/1924 Wa-wa-waddle walk Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-30147 10-in. 5/29/1924 Dreary weather Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-30150 10-in. 6/2/1924 Blackin' blues Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-30151 10-in. 6/2/1924 Maytime Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-30249 10-in. 6/6/1924 June night Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-30250 10-in. 6/6/1924 Just hot Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band Musical group  
(Results 1-25 of 787 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Pennsylvanians," accessed May 16, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104964.

Pennsylvanians. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 16, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104964.

"Pennsylvanians." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 16 May 2022.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104964

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