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Singin' Sam

Best known as "Singin' Sam the Lawnmower Man" then "Singin' Sam the Barbasol Man", Harry Frankel's musical performances were later sponsored by Coca-Cola. This collection includes recordings from 1911 to the 1940s, including the Reminiscing with Singin Sam, Refreshment Time with Singin' Sam, 70 musical tracks, and more.

Singin Sam

107 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 13 hours, 21 min)
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Singin Sam

Harry Frankel is best known as "Singin' Sam, the Barbasol Man", a role he filled for 12 years on the airwaves.  Frankel was born on January 27, 1888 in Hillsborough, Ohio and his family moved to Danville, Kentucky later settling in Richmond, Indiana.  As a young man, Harry Frankel loved to sing at the local barbershop eventually joining a quartet and later the traveling minstrel troupe, Coburn's Minstrels. 

Singin SamFrankel got his first break on the early days of radio with the Great Lakes Lawn-Mower Company in 1929. He became "Singin' Sam, the Lawnmower Man."  The name was so catchy that he adopted it for his new gig for Barbasol shaving cream and became "Singin' Sam, the Barbasol Man" in 1931. And in 1937, Harry made broadcasts for the Coca Cola Company called "Refreshment Time with Singin' Sam."

This collection includes recordings from 1911 to the 1940s, including the 15-minutes Reminiscing with Singin Sam, Refreshment Time with Singin' Sam, 70 musical tracks, and more.

Also see Lou Dumont's Personality Profile: Harry Frankel: Singin' Sam the Lawnmower Man about the life and work of "Singin' Sam" Harry Frankel and his charming wife Helen "Smiles" Davis.

This collection is part of the larger Minstrel Show Collection.  See also: Strollin' Tom and Smilin' Jack Smith Show and Two Ton Baker.

 

Singin Sam

For more Gentle Old Time Radio to Help You Fall Asleep, see also: Sleeping and Dreamers in OTR,  Moon River, Sammy Kaye Sunday Serenade, Enchanted Hour, Singin' Sam, NEHI Program, Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Strollin' Tom, Andre Kostelanetz, and At Ease.

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    107 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00. Total playtime 13 hours, 21 min
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    1. 107 shows - total playtime 13 hours 21 minutes
    2. Extra Barbasol Jingle 430000.mp3
    3. Extra Singing Sam Story 1949 Tribute End Clipd.mp3
    4. Sleepytime In Caroline.mp3
    5. Moonlight Down In Lovers Lane.mp3
    6. I Hear You Calling Me.mp3
    7. In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town.mp3
    8. Roll Along Kentucky Moon.mp3
    9. Bring Back Those Wonderful Days.mp3
    10. How Are You Going To Wet Your Whistle.mp3
    11. It Aint Gonna Rain No More 2.mp3
    12. Its Aint Gonna Rain No Mo.mp3
    13. Old Black Crow In The Hickory Tree.mp3
    14. Weepin Blues.mp3
    15. Weepin Blues.mp3
    16. Frankie And Johnny.mp3
    17. Old Black Crow In The Hicky Nut Tree.mp3
    18. Weepin Blues.mp3
    19. River Stay Way From My Door.mp3
    20. Starlight Help Me Find The One I Love.mp3
    21. Was That The Human Thing To Do.mp3
    22. Lawd You Made The Night Too Long.mp3
    23. Somebody Loves You.mp3
    24. Got The South In My Soul.mp3
    25. Voice In The Old Village Choir.mp3
    26. Got The South In My Soul.mp3
    27. Voice In The Old Village Choir.mp3
    28. Cabin In The Cotton.mp3
    29. Hummin' To Myself.mp3
    30. Goodbye Blues.mp3
    31. I Love To See The Evenin' Sun Go Down.mp3
    32. Goodbye Blues.mp3
    33. I Love To See The Evening Sun Go Down.mp3
    34. Lullaby Of The Leaves.mp3
    35. My Silent Love.mp3
    36. In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town.mp3
    37. Roll Along Kentucky Moon.mp3
    38. In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town.mp3
    39. Roll Along Kentucky Moon.mp3
    40. Say It Isnt So.mp3
    41. Say It Isnt So.mp3
    42. In The Valley Of The Moon.mp3
    43. When Its Lamp Lightin Time In The Valley.mp3
    44. Sidewalk Waltz.mp3
    45. When Its Lamp Lightin Time In The Valley.mp3
    46. Sidewalk Waltz.mp3
    47. When Its Lamp Lightin Time In The Valley.mp3
    48. I Lay Me Down To Sleep Audio.mp3
    49. When It's Lamp Lightin' Time In The Valley Audio.mp3
    50. In The Valley Of The Moon.mp3
    51. When Its Moonlight On Swanee.mp3
    52. Chimes In The Chapel.mp3
    53. Good Night Little Girl Of My Dreams.mp3
    54. Colorado Moon.mp3
    55. Moonlight Down In Lovers Lane.mp3
    56. Don't You Dare Call Me Darlin.mp3
    57. You'll Regret It Someday.mp3
    58. A Message From Home.mp3
    59. Whenever I Think Of You.mp3
    60. Dreamy Housatonic.mp3
    61. Sleepytime In Caroline.mp3
    62. Cod Cash On Delivery.mp3
    63. If He Comes.mp3
    64. Im Gonna Quit Saturday.mp3
    65. Inconvenience.mp3
    66. Its Nobodys Busines But My Own.mp3
    67. Its Your Move Now.mp3
    68. Nobody.mp3
    69. Somebody Else.mp3
    70. Refreshing Time 361006 750 Have You Got any Castles Baby.mp3
    71. Refreshing Time 391009 751 I Like Mt Music.mp3
    72. Refreshing Time 391010 752 Sometimes I'm Happy.mp3
    73. Refreshing Time 391011 753 Leave Me a Smile.mp3
    74. Refreshing Time 391012 754 Home Again Blues.mp3
    75. Casey Jones.mp3
    76. Little Old Lady.mp3
    77. Moon Fell In The River.mp3
    78. Moonlight And Roses.mp3
    79. Smiling Though.mp3
    80. Somebody Else Not Me.mp3
    81. Waiting At The End Of The Road.mp3
    82. We Could Make Such Beautiful Music.mp3
    83. Singin Sam 1st As Long as the World Goes Round.mp3
    84. Singin Sam 1st Because They All Love You.mp3
    85. Singin Sam 1st Bluegrass.mp3
    86. Singin Sam 1st Carolina In The Morning.mp3
    87. Singin Sam 1st Cross Patch.mp3
    88. Singin Sam 1st Did You Mean It.mp3
    89. Singin Sam 1st Dixie.mp3
    90. Singin Sam 1st Hello Sewanee Hello.mp3
    91. Singin Sam 1st Here We Are.mp3
    92. Singin Sam 1st Im Happy When Youre Happy 1.mp3
    93. Singin Sam 1st Im Happy When Youre Happy 2.mp3
    94. Singin Sam 1st It's Been So Long.mp3
    95. Singin Sam 1st Its Delovely Sugar.mp3
    96. Singin Sam 1st Let A Smile Be Your Umbrella.mp3
    97. Singin Sam 1st Me And The Moon 1.mp3
    98. Singin Sam 1st Me And The Moon 2.mp3
    99. Singin Sam 1st Sing Baby Sing.mp3
    100. Singin Sam 1st Take A Picture of the Moon.mp3
    101. Singin Sam 1st Theres No Other Girl.mp3
    102. Singin Sam 1st Todalu.mp3
    103. Singin Sam 1st Wake Up And Sing.mp3
    104. Singin Sam 1st When a Lady Meets a Gentleman Down South.mp3
    105. Singin Sam 1st When Morning Glory Wakes Up In Morning.mp3
    106. Singin Sam 1st When Youre Smiling.mp3
    107. Singin Sam 1st You Cant Pull The Wool Over My Eyes 1.mp3
    108. Singin Sam 1st You Cant Pull The Wool Over My Eyes 2.mp3
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    107 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00. Total playtime 13 hours, 21 min
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    1. 107 shows - total playtime 13 hours 21 minutes
    2. Extra Barbasol Jingle 430000.mp3
    3. Extra Singing Sam Story 1949 Tribute End Clipd.mp3
    4. Sleepytime In Caroline.mp3
    5. Moonlight Down In Lovers Lane.mp3
    6. I Hear You Calling Me.mp3
    7. In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town.mp3
    8. Roll Along Kentucky Moon.mp3
    9. Bring Back Those Wonderful Days.mp3
    10. How Are You Going To Wet Your Whistle.mp3
    11. It Aint Gonna Rain No More 2.mp3
    12. Its Aint Gonna Rain No Mo.mp3
    13. Old Black Crow In The Hickory Tree.mp3
    14. Weepin Blues.mp3
    15. Weepin Blues.mp3
    16. Frankie And Johnny.mp3
    17. Old Black Crow In The Hicky Nut Tree.mp3
    18. Weepin Blues.mp3
    19. River Stay Way From My Door.mp3
    20. Starlight Help Me Find The One I Love.mp3
    21. Was That The Human Thing To Do.mp3
    22. Lawd You Made The Night Too Long.mp3
    23. Somebody Loves You.mp3
    24. Got The South In My Soul.mp3
    25. Voice In The Old Village Choir.mp3
    26. Got The South In My Soul.mp3
    27. Voice In The Old Village Choir.mp3
    28. Cabin In The Cotton.mp3
    29. Hummin' To Myself.mp3
    30. Goodbye Blues.mp3
    31. I Love To See The Evenin' Sun Go Down.mp3
    32. Goodbye Blues.mp3
    33. I Love To See The Evening Sun Go Down.mp3
    34. Lullaby Of The Leaves.mp3
    35. My Silent Love.mp3
    36. In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town.mp3
    37. Roll Along Kentucky Moon.mp3
    38. In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town.mp3
    39. Roll Along Kentucky Moon.mp3
    40. Say It Isnt So.mp3
    41. Say It Isnt So.mp3
    42. In The Valley Of The Moon.mp3
    43. When Its Lamp Lightin Time In The Valley.mp3
    44. Sidewalk Waltz.mp3
    45. When Its Lamp Lightin Time In The Valley.mp3
    46. Sidewalk Waltz.mp3
    47. When Its Lamp Lightin Time In The Valley.mp3
    48. I Lay Me Down To Sleep Audio.mp3
    49. When It's Lamp Lightin' Time In The Valley Audio.mp3
    50. In The Valley Of The Moon.mp3
    51. When Its Moonlight On Swanee.mp3
    52. Chimes In The Chapel.mp3
    53. Good Night Little Girl Of My Dreams.mp3
    54. Colorado Moon.mp3
    55. Moonlight Down In Lovers Lane.mp3
    56. Don't You Dare Call Me Darlin.mp3
    57. You'll Regret It Someday.mp3
    58. A Message From Home.mp3
    59. Whenever I Think Of You.mp3
    60. Dreamy Housatonic.mp3
    61. Sleepytime In Caroline.mp3
    62. Cod Cash On Delivery.mp3
    63. If He Comes.mp3
    64. Im Gonna Quit Saturday.mp3
    65. Inconvenience.mp3
    66. Its Nobodys Busines But My Own.mp3
    67. Its Your Move Now.mp3
    68. Nobody.mp3
    69. Somebody Else.mp3
    70. Refreshing Time 361006 750 Have You Got any Castles Baby.mp3
    71. Refreshing Time 391009 751 I Like Mt Music.mp3
    72. Refreshing Time 391010 752 Sometimes I'm Happy.mp3
    73. Refreshing Time 391011 753 Leave Me a Smile.mp3
    74. Refreshing Time 391012 754 Home Again Blues.mp3
    75. Casey Jones.mp3
    76. Little Old Lady.mp3
    77. Moon Fell In The River.mp3
    78. Moonlight And Roses.mp3
    79. Smiling Though.mp3
    80. Somebody Else Not Me.mp3
    81. Waiting At The End Of The Road.mp3
    82. We Could Make Such Beautiful Music.mp3
    83. Singin Sam 1st As Long as the World Goes Round.mp3
    84. Singin Sam 1st Because They All Love You.mp3
    85. Singin Sam 1st Bluegrass.mp3
    86. Singin Sam 1st Carolina In The Morning.mp3
    87. Singin Sam 1st Cross Patch.mp3
    88. Singin Sam 1st Did You Mean It.mp3
    89. Singin Sam 1st Dixie.mp3
    90. Singin Sam 1st Hello Sewanee Hello.mp3
    91. Singin Sam 1st Here We Are.mp3
    92. Singin Sam 1st Im Happy When Youre Happy 1.mp3
    93. Singin Sam 1st Im Happy When Youre Happy 2.mp3
    94. Singin Sam 1st It's Been So Long.mp3
    95. Singin Sam 1st Its Delovely Sugar.mp3
    96. Singin Sam 1st Let A Smile Be Your Umbrella.mp3
    97. Singin Sam 1st Me And The Moon 1.mp3
    98. Singin Sam 1st Me And The Moon 2.mp3
    99. Singin Sam 1st Sing Baby Sing.mp3
    100. Singin Sam 1st Take A Picture of the Moon.mp3
    101. Singin Sam 1st Theres No Other Girl.mp3
    102. Singin Sam 1st Todalu.mp3
    103. Singin Sam 1st Wake Up And Sing.mp3
    104. Singin Sam 1st When a Lady Meets a Gentleman Down South.mp3
    105. Singin Sam 1st When Morning Glory Wakes Up In Morning.mp3
    106. Singin Sam 1st When Youre Smiling.mp3
    107. Singin Sam 1st You Cant Pull The Wool Over My Eyes 1.mp3
    108. Singin Sam 1st You Cant Pull The Wool Over My Eyes 2.mp3
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    107 recordings on 14 Audio CDs. Total playtime 13 hours, 21 min
    107 recordings on 14 Audio CDs
    total playtime 13 hours, 21 min

    Singin Sam Disc A001

    1. Extra Singing Sam Story 1949 Tribute End Clipd
    2. In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town
    3. Roll Along Kentucky Moon
    4. Cod Cash On Delivery
    5. If He Comes
    6. Im Gonna Quit Saturday
    7. Inconvenience
    8. Its Nobodys Busines But My Own
    9. Its Your Move Now
    10. Nobody
    11. Somebody Else
    12. Casey Jones
    13. Little Old Lady
    14. Moon Fell In The River

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    Singin Sam Disc A002

    1. Moonlight And Roses
    2. Smiling Though
    3. Somebody Else Not Me
    4. Waiting At The End Of The Road
    5. We Could Make Such Beautiful Music
    6. Singin Sam 1st As Long as the World Goes Round
    7. Singin Sam 1st Because They All Love You
    8. Singin Sam 1st Bluegrass

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    Singin Sam Disc A003

    1. Singin Sam 1st Carolina In The Morning
    2. Singin Sam 1st Cross Patch
    3. Singin Sam 1st Did You Mean It
    4. Singin Sam 1st Dixie

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    Singin Sam Disc A004

    1. Singin Sam 1st Hello Sewanee Hello
    2. Singin Sam 1st Here We Are
    3. Singin Sam 1st Im Happy When Youre Happy 1

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    Singin Sam Disc A005

    1. Singin Sam 1st Im Happy When Youre Happy 2
    2. Singin Sam 1st It's Been So Long
    3. Singin Sam 1st Its Delovely Sugar

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    Singin Sam Disc A006

    1. Singin Sam 1st Let A Smile Be Your Umbrella
    2. Singin Sam 1st Me And The Moon 1

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    Singin Sam Disc A007

    1. Singin Sam 1st Me And The Moon 2
    2. Singin Sam 1st Sing Baby Sing
    3. Singin Sam 1st Take A Picture of the Moon

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    Singin Sam Disc A008

    1. Singin Sam 1st Theres No Other Girl
    2. Singin Sam 1st Todalu
    3. Singin Sam 1st Wake Up And Sing

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    Singin Sam Disc A009

    1. Singin Sam 1st When a Lady Meets a Gentleman Down South
    2. Singin Sam 1st When Morning Glory Wakes Up In Morning
    3. Singin Sam 1st When Youre Smiling

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    Singin Sam Disc A010

    1. Singin Sam 1st You Cant Pull The Wool Over My Eyes 1
    2. Singin Sam 1st You Cant Pull The Wool Over My Eyes 2
    3. Sleepytime In Caroline
    4. Moonlight Down In Lovers Lane
    5. I Hear You Calling Me
    6. Bring Back Those Wonderful Days
    7. How Are You Going To Wet Your Whistle
    8. It Aint Gonna Rain No More 2
    9. Its Aint Gonna Rain No Mo
    10. Old Black Crow In The Hickory Tree

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    Singin Sam Disc A011

    1. Weepin Blues
    2. Weepin Blues
    3. Frankie And Johnny
    4. Old Black Crow In The Hicky Nut Tree
    5. Weepin Blues
    6. River Stay Way From My Door
    7. Starlight Help Me Find The One I Love
    8. Was That The Human Thing To Do
    9. Lawd You Made The Night Too Long
    10. Somebody Loves You
    11. Got The South In My Soul
    12. Voice In The Old Village Choir
    13. Got The South In My Soul
    14. Voice In The Old Village Choir
    15. Cabin In The Cotton
    16. Hummin' To Myself
    17. Goodbye Blues
    18. I Love To See The Evenin' Sun Go Down
    19. Goodbye Blues
    20. I Love To See The Evening Sun Go Down
    21. Lullaby Of The Leaves
    22. My Silent Love
    23. In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town

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    Singin Sam Disc A012

    1. Roll Along Kentucky Moon
    2. In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town
    3. Roll Along Kentucky Moon
    4. Say It Isnt So
    5. Say It Isnt So
    6. In The Valley Of The Moon
    7. When Its Lamp Lightin Time In The Valley
    8. Sidewalk Waltz
    9. When Its Lamp Lightin Time In The Valley
    10. Sidewalk Waltz
    11. When Its Lamp Lightin Time In The Valley
    12. I Lay Me Down To Sleep Audio
    13. When It's Lamp Lightin' Time In The Valley Audio
    14. In The Valley Of The Moon
    15. When Its Moonlight On Swanee
    16. Chimes In The Chapel
    17. Good Night Little Girl Of My Dreams
    18. Colorado Moon
    19. Moonlight Down In Lovers Lane

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    Singin Sam Disc A013

    1. Refreshing Time 361006 750 Have You Got any Castles Baby
    2. Refreshing Time 391009 751 I Like Mt Music
    3. Refreshing Time 391010 752 Sometimes I'm Happy
    4. Refreshing Time 391011 753 Leave Me a Smile

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    Singin Sam Disc A014

    1. Refreshing Time 391012 754 Home Again Blues
    2. Extra Barbasol Jingle 430000
    3. Don't You Dare Call Me Darlin
    4. You'll Regret It Someday
    5. A Message From Home
    6. Whenever I Think Of You
    7. Dreamy Housatonic
    8. Sleepytime In Caroline

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