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The Unknown Jan Peerce 1934-1939 Jan Peerce

£50.00

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Newly discovered radio recordings 1934-1939 on two discs. Jan Peerce (Jacob Pincus Perelmuth) born in New York City in 1904 to immigrant Russian-Jewish parents was raised in New York's Lower East Side. His initial musical education was as a violinist and he played in dance bands eventually singing the vocals. He was discovered by Samuel L Rothafel, also known as Roxy, who rand the Roxy Theater in New York. Roxy encouraged Peerce to concentrate on the development of his voice. During the 1930s, Peerce regularly sang on a number of radio shows in addition to his Music Hall activities which ran three shows a day. His repertoire consisted mainly of popular ballads, opera arieas and standards of the day. He was heard at Radio City by Toscanini who engaged him as the tenor soloist in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in 1938 and he subsequently went on to enjoy an operatic career which lasted until 1982 when he was aged 78. This CD contains his signature song from the radio days 'Bluebird of Happiness' along with many popular songs from the period and a few operatic arias.

Item details

Band/artist(s):
Jan Peerce
Condition:
Used
Genre:
Classical, opera & popera
Label:
Rockport Records
Tracks:
39

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Newly discovered radio recordings 1934-1939 on two discs. Jan Peerce (Jacob Pincus Perelmuth) born in New York City in 1904 to immigrant Russian-Jewish parents was raised in New York's Lower East Side. His initial musical education was as a violinist and he played in dance bands eventually singing the vocals. He was discovered by Samuel L Rothafel, also known as Roxy, who rand the Roxy Theater in New York. Roxy encouraged Peerce to concentrate on the development of his voice. During the 1930s, Peerce regularly sang on a number of radio shows in addition to his Music Hall activities which ran three shows a day. His repertoire consisted mainly of popular ballads, opera arieas and standards of the day. He was heard at Radio City by Toscanini who engaged him as the tenor soloist in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in 1938 and he subsequently went on to enjoy an operatic career which lasted until 1982 when he was aged 78. This CD contains his signature song from the radio days 'Bluebird of Happiness' along with many popular songs from the period and a few operatic arias.

Band/artist(s):
Jan Peerce
Condition:
Used
Genre:
Classical, opera & popera
Label:
Rockport Records
Tracks:
39

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