Danny Kaye - Essential Recordings (CD)

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1 Nov 2019
Danny Kaye
Audio CD
Easy Listening
Number of Discs
[Disc 1]
  1. Minnie the Moocher
[Disc 1]
  1. Molly Malone
  2. It's Never Too Late to Mendelssohn
  3. Anatole of Paris
  4. Farming
  5. Let's Not Talk About Love
  6. Civilisation (Bongo, Bongo, Bongo)
  7. Bloop Bleep
  8. Ballin' the Jack
  9. St. Louis Blues
  10. Beatin', Bangin', and Scratchin'
  11. Mad Dogs and Englishmen
  12. It's a Quiet Town
  13. The Woody Woodpecker Song
  14. Oh By Jingo
  15. Candy Kisses
  16. Happy Times
  17. Love Me or Leave Me
  18. Popo the Puppet
  19. Tubby the Tuba Song (Parts 1 & 2)
[Disc 2]
  1. Wonderful Copenhagen
  2. I'm Hans Christian Andersen
  3. Anywhere I Wander
  4. The Ugly Duckling
  5. The Inchworm
  6. Thumbelina
  7. No Two People
  8. The King's New Clothes
  9. I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts
  10. The Little White Duck
  11. Tongue Twisters
  12. Medley: I Belong to Glasgow/Good Old 149/Tchaikovsky
  13. The Best Things Happen While You're Dancing
  14. Knock on Wood
  15. The Maladjusted Jester
  16. Life Could Not Better Be
  17. The Five Pennies
  18. Lullaby in Ragtime
  19. The Music Goes 'Round and 'Round
  20. Jingle Bells
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Danny Kaye

Artist Photo
Real Name
David Daniel Kaminski
American actor, singer, dancer, and comedian (January 18, 1911, Brooklyn, NY - March 3, 1987, Los Angeles, CA).

Kaye was born to Ukrainian Jewish immigrants on January 18, 1911 (though he would later say 1913). After dropping out of high school he worked for a radio station and later as a comedian in the Catskills. After his solo success in the Catskills, the young Kaye joined the dancing act of Dave Harvey and Kathleen Young in 1933. Throughout the late 1930s Kaye went out and performed on his own—often with material written by his wife, Sylvia Fine. In 1939 Kaye made his Broadway debut in “The Straw Hat Revue." Later that year his comic singing was featured in “Lady in the Dark,” in which he sang the names of 54 Russian composers in thirty-nine seconds in a song called “Tchaikovsky.” Throughout the early 1940s he performed night club acts, on Broadway, and to support the troops overseas during World War II. From 1945-46 Kaye starred in a radio program, "The Danny Kaye Show," on CBS. The cast included Eve Arden, Lionel Stander, and Big Band leader Harry James (2), and it was scripted by radio notable Goodman Ace and playwright-director Abe Burrows.

Though Kaye made his film debut in 1935, it wasn’t until almost ten years later that his film career hit its stride. His feature film debut was in the 1944 comedy "Up in Arms." Throughout his career he starred in seventeen movies, including "The Kid from Broadway" (1946), "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" (1947), "The Inspector General" (1949), "Hans Christian Andersen" (1952), and "The Court Jester" (1956). In 1954 Kaye began his long-standing association with the United Nation’s Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and that same year won a special Academy Award for his humanitarian work. Throughout the late 1950s and early 1960s Kaye continued to work in the movies and in 1963 had his own television show. The Danny Kaye Show ran for four years and was a hit, winning an Emmy in its first season. Though Kaye's work slowed in the 1970s and 1980s, he continued to give charity performances and made select appearances for television and film.