Joe 'Fingers' Carr The Riotous, Raucous, Red-Hot 20s / Together For The Last Time... (With Ira Ironstrings)

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  • Released: August 28, 2007
  • Originally Released: 2007
  • Label: Collectables Records
  • Original Album #1: Warner Bros. BS1423 (1961)
  • Original Album #2: Warner Bros. BS1389 (1960)

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Joe "Fingers" Carr (a pseudonym for Lou Busch) was a pianist that released several "ragtime revival" albums in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Busch worked most of his life in the music industry - he played with Hal Kemp's band in the mid-1930s, worked in the promotions department at Capitol in the 1940s, and also worked there as an A&R rep. During that time, he also backed such artists as Peggy Lee, Tennessee Ernie Ford and Jo Stafford. He also worked with comedian Allan Sherman ("Go to Sleep, Paul Revere," and "Peyton Place" were both Sherman/Busch collaborations). These two albums, originally released on the Warner Bros. label in 1960 and 1961, feature some of his best work.


  • 1. Medley One (I Love My Baby / Oh! Gee, Oh! Gosh, Oh! Golly I'm In Love / Back Home Again In Indiana / How Come You Do Me Like You Do / Alabamy Bound)
  • 2. Medley Two (Yes! We Have No Bananas / My Honey's Lovin' Arms / Paddlin' Madelin Home / Emaline / I Scream-You-Scream-We All Scream For Ice Cream)
  • 3. Medley Three (Lonesome And Sorry / Wanna / Doin' The New Low-Down / Memories Of You Collegiate)
  • 4. Medley Four (The Sheik Of Araby / So Long! OO-Long How Long You Gonna Be Gone? / That's My Weakness Now / Who Takes Care Of The Caretaker's Daughter / Sweet Sue Just You)
  • 5. Medley Five (Ma(He's Making Eyes At Me) / Last Night On The Back Porch / Ev'rything Is Hotsy Totsy Now / Who's Sorry Now? / When It's Night Time In Italy It's Wednesday Over Here)
  • 6. Medley Six (When My Sugar Walks Down The Street / Lena From Palesteena / Beautiful Ohio / Girl Of My Dreams / Does The Spearmint Lose Its Flavor On The Bedpost Overnight / Together For The Last Time)
  • 7. Ironfingers Rag
  • 8. Snow Deer
  • 9. Stumbling
  • 10.That's A Plenty
  • 11.The Aba Daba Honeymoon
  • 12.Somebody Stole My Gal
  • 13.In A Shanty In Old-Shanty Town
  • 14.Too Much Mustard
  • 15.Open Up Your Heart(And Let The Sunshine In)
  • 16.Hey Mr. Banjo
  • 17.Too Fat Polka
  • 18.Down Home Rag

Product Description:

Personnel: Joe "Fingers" Carr & the Carr-Hops (piano).
Additional personnel: The Girls Of the Club, Ironstrings, Entire Company, Harmony Boys.
Collectables Records

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 43,608
  • UPC: 090431786925
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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