I thought of Yogi (real name Harry Stewart) was a novelty singer too, until I read this:
In reality, he was a major star for many years, signed to Capitol Records and making Billlboard’s Top Ten. The critics never liked him though. The public adored him.
I guess that me was like the Mick Jagger or Paul McCartney of his day as far as fame. That’s why dad’s generation knew the words to all his tunes and dragged them out every Saturday night.
Those were different times then, those post-war years.
Thanks for sharing this! I should have thought to look him up.
Wow! When I was a kid we had Humphrey the Sweet Singing Pig on a 78. It was one of those records with pictures on them. The flip side was Don’t Tech It!. I loved that record. It was second only to Durante’s G’wan Home Yer Mudders Callin’!. Durante sang a different version in the movie Two Sisters from Boston. When I saw the movie about 20 years ago I was very dissappointed. It wasn’t at all funny.
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