Benny Bell - Grandpa Had A Long One: Personal Notes on the Life, Career & Legacy of Benny Bell

Benny Bell - Grandpa Had A Long One: Personal
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Paperback Book Details

  • 238 Pages
  • Paperback
  • Released: August 27, 2009
  • Originally Released: 2009
  • Publisher: BearManor Media



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Part showbiz bio and part author memoir, Grandpa Had a Long One is a fascinating look into the world of an extremely funny man who believed in his own hype far more than he believed in the integrity and honesty of the entertainment industry. A genuine entrepreneur, Benny Bell wrote, arranged, sung, recorded, packaged and promoted most of his records himself--more than 120 of them, including such novelty and double-entendre song classics as "Shaving Cream," "Everybody Wants My Fanny" "Pincus the Peddler," "Take a Ship for Yourself," "Grandpa Had a Long One," "Yum Yum Yum (I Ain't Got No Money but I Got a Lot of Fun)" and many others.

Includes a photo section with more than 40 B&W photos, selected lyrics, and a near-complete selected discography of Bell's commercially available recorded works.

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"To be a Benny Bell meant to be spirited, witty, funny and sometimes a little crazy. But to be a Benny Bell also meant to be obstinate, paranoid, suspicious and sometimes a little hasty. "Given all the facts about his traits and personality, it is no surprise that one of the great mysteries of Ben's life and career is whether or not he ever stood a chance of becoming the famous Tin Pan Alley tunesmith and vaudeville comic he set out to be. Could he have been one of the select few to schmooze with Sammy Cahn and trade shticks with George Burns? Could he have been a card-carrying Friars Club member who regularly headlined in Miami, Los Angeles, Lake Tahoe and Las Vegas? "Maybe he could have. But he wasn't."
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  • Sales Rank: 92,517
  • ISBN: 1593934599
  • EAN: 9781593934590
  • Shipping Weight: 7/lbs (approx)
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