|Genres:||Children's Music Folk|
|Tags:||folk educational singer-songwriters science 365 days project deceased|
3 September 1914, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 21 February 2003, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Glazers major claim to fame as an artist was as the instigator behind the 1963 novelty record On Top Of Spaghetti. Sung to the tune of Burl Ives favourite On Top Of Old Smoky, the parody featured a chorus of children (the Do-Re-Mi Childrens Chorus) offering such lines as On top of spaghetti, all covered with cheese. Glazer had sung in choirs as a child, and after three years at New Yorks City College, he began making his living in music, playing bass and tuba in jazz and military outfits. He became a folk singer in the 40s, specializing in childrens music, and hosted his own radio programme between 1945 and 1947. Along with contemporaries Woody Guthrie and Josh White, Glazer was responsible for helping establish folk music as a national phenomenon in the 40s. In 1957, he wrote the score for the film A...