Vocals & Guitar

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Who was Charlie Palloy? He recorded fairly steadily as a singer/guitarist for the budget Crown label during 1932-33 and then disappeared without leaving a trace. Palloy sang an awful lot like Bing Crosby while his guitar playing which is often heard on these 23 selections is a mixture of Eddie Lang Crosby's accompanist at the time and Nick Lucas. Palloy is primarily heard throughout the CD which has the majority of his recordings backed by very musical but anonymous dance bands playing stock arrangements that leave room for short solos. Because Charlie Palloy was mostly imitating Crosby rather than trying to be original, the obscure music overall is not up to Bing's level, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Who was Charlie Palloy? He recorded fairly steadily as a singer/guitarist for the budget Crown label during 1932-33 and then disappeared without leaving a trace. Palloy sang an awful lot like Bing Crosby while his guitar playing which is often heard on these 23 selections is a mixture of Eddie Lang Crosby's accompanist at the time and Nick Lucas. Palloy is primarily heard throughout the CD which has the majority of his recordings backed by very musical but anonymous dance bands playing stock arrangements that leave room for short solos. Because Charlie Palloy was mostly imitating Crosby rather than trying to be original, the obscure music overall is not up to Bing's level, but it should be of interest to collectors of Depression era dance music. Virtually none of it had been reissued until this 1998 CD.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/15/1999
  • Label: Old Masters
  • UPC: 705283011827
  • Catalog Number: 118

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Charlie Palloy Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Meyer Davis & His Orchestra Track Performer
High Steppers Track Performer
Technical Credits
George Morrow Remastering
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