This 1956 album, like other work from Joe “Fingers” Carr, is a lot of fun.
His real name was Lou Busch, and he did more than produce knuckledusters at an alarming rate. He was also a producer and A&R man. His musical career was interrupted by a stint in the US Army during WWII.
His song “Rollercoaster,” co-composed with Milton DeLugg, was used as the closing credits for What’s My Line?, 1950-1967. He was the producer behind comic Allen Sherman’s hit comedy albums, including the single “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh.”
Another appreciation page for Joe/Lou is Space Age Pop.
Here are the tracks from this album:
(Capitol T698 - Released 1956 - All selections performed by Lou Busch as Joe “Fingers” Carr)
1. Moonlight Bay (Percy Wenrich/Edward
Madden - 1912)
2. Take Me Out to the Ball Game (Albert
Von Tilzer/Jack Norworth - 1908)
3. That Old Gang of Mine (Ray
Henderson/Mort Dixon/Billy Rose -
4. Let Me Call You Sweetheart (Leo
Friedman/Beth Slater Whitson - 1910)
5. Smiles (J. Will Callahan/Lee S. Roberts -
6. My Wild Irish Rose (Chauncey Olcott -
7. The Gang That Sang “Heart of my
Heart” (Ben Ryan - 1926)
8. By the Light of the Silvery Moon
(Gus Edwards/Edward Madden - 1909)
9. I Love You Truly (Carrie Jacobs-Bond -
10. Moonlight and Roses (Ben Black/Neil
Moret - 1925)
11. There’s a Long, Long Trail (Alonzo
Elliot/Stoddard King - 1911)
12. Three O’Clock in the Morning
(Dorothy Terriss/Julian Robledo - 1922)
13. Shine On Harvest Moon (Nora Bayes/
Jack Norworth - 1911)
14. Home Sweet Home (John Howard
Payne - 1823)
See you next Monday!