Poley McClintock

Poley McClintock (1900-1980) was a member of Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians, a popular jazz band of the 1920s. His characteristic vocal inflections are heard frequently in many of the Pennsylvanians' novelty tunes, singing his parts in a low-range frog-like croak. It is widely believed that the part sung by Tony Burrows in The Pipkins' 1970 novelty record Gimme Dat Ding was intended as a tribute to McClintock.

Poley's son James (Jamie) McClintock is a 1957 graduate of Hamilton College; he later earned an MA in Speech and Drama at Cornell University.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 1st, 1900, Died January 6th, 1980

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1947

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-33995 10-in. 12/16/1925 I've got some lovin' to do Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus vocalist  
Victor BVE-35522 10-in. 6/2/1926 Any ice to-day, lady? Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band, with vocal chorus vocalist  
Victor BVE-35528 10-in. 6/4/1926 Bolshevik Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus vocalist  
Victor BVE-36496 10-in. 12/8/1926 Fire Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BVE-37427 10-in. 1/24/1927 My little bunch of happiness Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet vocalist  
Victor BVE-38964 10-in. 6/24/1927 Wy-lets Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet vocalist  
Victor BVE-39421 10-in. 6/23/1927 Gid-ap Garibaldi Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet vocalist  
Victor BVE-40750 10-in. 11/30/1927 I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BRC-72235 10-in. 4/5/1932 How am I doin'? Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet and vocal chorus vocalist  
Victor BRC-72583 10-in. 5/13/1932 I heard Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist  
Decca 74293 12/27/1947 Little Orley & the happy bird-1 Uncle Lumpy [Lumpy Brannum] vocalist  
Decca 74295 12/17/1947 Little Orley & the little engine-1 Uncle Lumpy [Lumpy Brannum] vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "McClintock, Poley," accessed April 15, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116127.

McClintock, Poley. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 15, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116127.

"McClintock, Poley." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 15 April 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116127

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