January 27th in Gennett History…

Happy 130th Birthday, Harry Frankel. (1/27/1888). Better known as ‘Singing Sam, the Barbasol Man,’ Frankel recorded “How Are You Going To Wet Your Whistle” in 1919 in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 4521. Frankel was also one of the first artists to record in the newly opened studio in Richmond.  Frankel passed away in 1948 in his home in Richmond, Indiana.

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