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
|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|
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.
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