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Florian Zabach

Florian ZaBach (August 15, 1918 – February 25, 2006) was an American musician and TV personality.

His recording of "The Hot Canary" sold a million copies and reached the top 15 on the Pop charts in 1951. "Believe It or Not" timed his violin performance of "The Flight of the Bumblebee" and wrote, "he plays 12.8 notes per second ... faster than any known violinist in history". He hosted a television show in 1954 that was aired in cities around the world.

In 1960, for his work on television, ZaBach was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6505 Hollywood Blvd.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 15, 1918 (Chicago), Died February 25, 2006 (Scranton)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1951 - 1955

Roles Represented in DAHR: violin

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 54 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 80605 2/26/1951 The hot canary Florian Zabach instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 80606 2/26/1951 Jalousie Florian Zabach instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 80607 2/26/1951 Tea for two Florian Zabach instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 80608 2/26/1951 Running off the rails (A loco-motif) Florian Zabach instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 81166 6/15/1951 Gypsy fiddler Florian Zabach instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 81167 6/15/1951 The happy whistler Florian Zabach instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 81168 6/15/1951 Jazz legato ; Jazz pizzicato Florian Zabach instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 81169 6/15/1951 Meditation (from Thais) Florian Zabach instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 81256 7/6/1951 The whistler and his dog Florian Zabach instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 81257 7/6/1951 The waltzing cat Florian Zabach instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 81258 7/6/1951 Cold turkey Florian Zabach instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 81259 7/6/1951 Ida, sweet as apple cider Florian Zabach instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 84100 8/4/1953 Red canary Florian Zabach instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 84101 8/4/1953 April in Portugal Florian Zabach instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 84725 6/17/1953 Plink, plank, plunk! Florian Zabach instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 84726 6/17/1953 Red wing Florian Zabach instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 84727 6/17/1953 The funny fiddle Florian Zabach instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 84728 6/17/1953 Pussy footin' Florian Zabach instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 85235 9/23/1953 You are too beautiful Florian Zabach instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 85236 9/23/1953 Someone to watch over me Florian Zabach instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 85237 9/23/1953 I don't stand a ghost of a chance with you Florian Zabach instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 85238 9/23/1953 Let's do it (Let's fall in love) Florian Zabach instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 85243 9/24/1953 I surrender dear Florian Zabach instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 85244 9/24/1953 Try a little tenderness Florian Zabach instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 85245 9/24/1953 Nocturne Florian Zabach instrumentalist, violin  
(Results 1-25 of 54 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Zabach, Florian," accessed May 21, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/351880.

Zabach, Florian. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 21, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/351880.

"Zabach, Florian." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 21 May 2022.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/351880

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