Dwight Fiske - 78 collection
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Soon after, Fiske gained a reputation among New York social circles at parties for his stories about socialites he would perform, accompanying himself on piano. This turned into a long career in the city's nightclubs from about 1930 until his death in the mid-1950s. Three books ("Why Should Penguins Fly?" and others) compiling his "story-songs" were published in the early 1930s.
His works often contain veiled references to the gay community; "Ida the Wayward Sturgeon" is a kind of veiled "coming out" story. Others are more directly about the personalities of New York's social scene. His material, satirizing of a particular circle of people at a particular time, can be difficult to understand, even with some knowledge of the period.
These files were taken from a variety of 78 rpm recordings by Fiske from the 1930s and 40s, released on his own labels, Fiskana and Gala.
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|Clarissa the Flea (10 inch vers)|
|Fourteenth Wedding Anniversary|
|Ida the Wayward Sturgeon (10 Gala 78 vers)|
|Molly O'Toole the Fan Dancer|
|Mrs Pettibone (Gala 78 vers)|
|Stella the Mouse|
|The Censored Letter|
|The Everglades Club|
|The King and the Queen|
|Two Horses and a Debutant|
|Why Should Penguins Fly|
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