Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians

Profile:
Fred Waring (June 9, 1900 – July 29, 1984) was a popular musician, bandleader and radio-television personality, sometimes referred to as "America's Singing Master" and "The Man Who Taught America How to Sing."

He was also a promoter, financial backer and namesake of the Waring Blender, the first modern electric blender on the market.

Raised in his father's Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, music store, Waring studied violin as a youth and was a member of his high school glee club. He formed his first professional band around 1916, a six-man string outfit called Waring's Banjazztra. After graduating from college he took the group to Detroit, where it began to attract the attention of the local music crowd. He later dropped banjo from the line-up and changed the name of the group to the Pennsylvanians.

The newly-named orchestra soon became a favorite on the collegiate circuit. Their first recording, ''Sleep,'' on the Victor label in 1924, was a tremendous success. Waring's orchestra supposedly has the distinction of being the first to record a George Gershwin tune, the first to record a rumba, and the first dance band to record with a vocal chorus. Aside from Victor the group also released material on the Columbia label. Vocalists included Stuart Churchill and Waring's own brother, Tom.
Sites:
Members:
Variations:

Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians Discography Tracks

Albums

Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians - Songs Of Devotions Volume 2 album art Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians Songs Of Devotions Volume 2 (Album, EP) Decca US 1942 Sell This Version
Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians - 'Twas The Night Before Christmas album art Fred Waring And His Pennsylvanians* 'Twas The Night Before Christmas (Album, EP, Single) Decca US 1942 Sell This Version
A-310 Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians - This Is My Country album art Fred Waring And His Pennsylvanians* This Is My Country(4xShellac, 10", Album) Decca A-310 US 1942 Sell This Version
Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians - Pleasure Time album art Fred Waring And His Pennsylvanians* Pleasure Time (Album) Decca US 1944 Sell This Version
Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians - Songs Of Devotion Volume One album art Fred Waring And His Pennsylvanians* Songs Of Devotion Volume One (Album) Decca US 1945 Sell This Version
Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians - The Song Of Christmas album art Fred Waring And His Pennsylvanians* The Song Of Christmas (Album) Decca, Decca US 1946 Sell This Version
Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians - Fred Waring Music – Jerome Kern Songs album art Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians Fred Waring Music – Jerome Kern Songs (Album) Decca US 1946 Sell This Version
A-467 Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians - Fred Waring Music, Cole Porter Songs album art Fred Waring*, Cole Porter Fred Waring*, Cole Porter - Fred Waring Music, Cole Porter Songs(4xShellac, 10", Album) Decca A-467 US 1946 Sell This Version
Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians - Columbia, The Gem Of The Ocean album art Fred Waring And His Pennsylvanians* Columbia, The Gem Of The Ocean (Album) Decca US 1944 Sell This Version
A-580 Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians - Program Time album art Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians Program Time(4xShellac, 12", Album) Decca A-580 US 1947 Sell This Version
Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians - Listening Time album art Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians Listening Time (Album) Decca US 1947 Sell This Version
Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians - Fred Waring Music-Cole Porter Songs album art Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians Fred Waring Music-Cole Porter Songs (Album) Decca US 1946 Sell This Version
Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians - Program Time album art Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians Program Time (Album) Decca US 1950 Sell This Version
Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians - Play Richard Rogers And Oscar Hammerstein II Songs, Vol. II album art Fred Waring And His Pennsylvanians* Play Richard Rogers And Oscar Hammerstein II Songs, Vol. II (Album) Decca, Decca, Decca, Decca, Decca US 1950 Sell This Version
Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians - Play Richard Rogers And Oscar Hammerstein II Songs, Vol. 1 album art Fred Waring And His Pennsylvanians* Play Richard Rogers And Oscar Hammerstein II Songs, Vol. 1 (Album) Decca US 1950 Sell This Version
DL 5295 Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians - Christmas Time / The Spirit Of Christmas In Song album art Fred Waring And His Pennsylvanians* Christmas Time / The Spirit Of Christmas In Song(10") Decca DL 5295 US 1950 Sell This Version
DL 8033 Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians - The Song Of America album art Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians The Song Of America(LP + Box) Decca DL 8033 US 1951 Sell This Version
Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians - Song Hits From Walt Disney Films album art Fred Waring And His Pennsylvanians* Song Hits From Walt Disney Films (Album) Decca US 1952 Sell This Version
Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians - Harmonizin' The Old Songs album art Fred Waring And His Pennsylvanians* Harmonizin' The Old Songs (Album) Decca US 1954 Sell This Version
Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians - Hear! Hear! (A Spectacular Sight And Song Treat) album art Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians Hear! Hear! (A Spectacular Sight And Song Treat) (Album) Decca US 1955 Sell This Version
Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians - For Listening Only album art Fred Waring And The Pennsylvanians* For Listening Only (Album) Decca Canada 1954 Sell This Version
Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians - 'Twas The Night Before Christmas album art Fred Waring And The Pennsylvanians* 'Twas The Night Before Christmas Decca Canada 1955 Sell This Version
Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians - Broadway '55 album art Fred Waring And The Pennsylvanians* Broadway '55 (Album) Decca US 1955 Sell This Version
Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians - Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians In Hi-Fi album art Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians In Hi-Fi (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records UK 1957 Sell This Version
Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians - Now Is The Caroling Season album art Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians Now Is The Caroling Season (Album) Capitol Records US 1957 Sell This Version

Videos (53) Edit