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Artist: Jones, Allan
Title: Make Believe - Songs From Hollywood & Broadway 1938-1946
Format: CD
Label: SOUNDS OF YESTERYEAR
Catalog Number:2106
Barcode:5019317021061 itemnumber=1000122624
Price: $20.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: VOCALS - JAZZ & POP
Release Date: 7/20/2018
Availability: Not Currently In Stock
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Singer, Allan Jones had endurance and optimism; he survived two films with the crazy Marx Brothers and he was married four times. He was born on October 14th 1908 in Scranton, Pennsylvania where he received voice training from his Welsh coal-miner father. Allan followed in his father’s footsteps in order to to pay for further musical education. He won a scholarship to the Music School of Syracuse University from where he travelled to Paris for more voice training which he paid for by singing in bistros and bars. Back in the U.S. he toured in operetta in provincial towns. In 1933 Jerome Kern’s Broadway musical comedy gave him a minor role among greats such as George Murphy, Fay Templeton and Bob Hope in “Roberta”. From minor to major, Allan was given a starring role in the 1934 revival on Broadway of Noel Coward’s “Bitter Sweet” with Evelyn Herbert. However, it was in films that he was to make his mark, first in “Reckless” in 1935, an MGM movie aptly named because it vainly tried to convert Jean Harlow into a dancing and singing star. She had talents in neither field. In that same year Allan joined the Marx Brothers in their debut film for MGM “A Night At The Opera”. He duetted with Kitty Carlisle on ALONE and soloed on COSI COSA, a favourite of his. In 1936 MGM loaned Allan to Universal Pictures for the second film version of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II’s “Show Boat”, co-starring Irene Dunne and Charles Winninger . He had appeared in the original 1927 Broadway production. Allan sang three numbers with Irene, including MAKE BELIEVE AND WHY DO I LOVE YOU? The film was a big hit , not least for Allan.

Track Listing
 1. 
Make Believe

 2. 
Why Do I Love You?

 3. 
The Donkey Serenade

 4. 
Giannina Mia

 5. 
Someday

 6. 
Thine Alone

 7. 
Sweethearts

 8. 
I’m Falling In Love With Someone

 9. 
When I Grow Too Old To Dream

10. 
Falling In Love with Love

11. 
Who Are You?

12. 
Alone

13. 
All The Things You,Are

14. 
What Is This Thing Called Love?

15. 
I’ve Got You Under My Skin

16. 
Night And Day

17. 
Begin The Beguine

18. 
Why Shouldn’t I?

19. 
Easy To Love

20. 
In The Still Of The Night

21. 
Rosalie


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