Arthur Tracy (1899 - 1997) was an American vocalist, billed as The Street Singer. His performances in theatre, films and radio, along with his recordings, brought him international fame in the 1930s.
He came from a Ukranian background, and was born Abba Avrom Tracovutsky. After moving to New York City in 1924, he appeared regularly in vaudeville, joined the Blossom Time touring company and appeared in various New York amateur revues, where he was seen by William S. Paley who offered him a 15-minute CBS radio program.
To avoid embarrassing his family if his show failed and to prevent being blackballed from future vaudeville bookings for having appeared on radio, Tracy decided to make his identity a mystery and borrowed a billing from the title of Frederick Lonsdale's play The Street Singer. Listeners demanded to know his identity, but it was not revealed until five months after his 1931 debut on CBS. The following year he was off to Hollywood to appear in The Big Broadcast of 1932 with other radio stars, including Bing Crosby, Kate Smith and the Boswell Sisters.
1) Marta 2) In A Little Gypsy Tea-Room 3) Laughing Irish Eyes 4) It's My Mother's Birthday Today 5) It's A Sin To Tell A Lie 6) When I Grow Too Old To Dream
1) Trees 2) On Treasure Island 3) Red Sails In The Sunset 4) Where Are You 5) The Wheel Of The Wagon Is Broken 6) A Little Love, A Little Kiss 7) Home
Records graded visually to RRPG grades (record/sleeve) EX/EX-.