Jimmy Durante Festival
Joe Bevilacqua

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Narrated By: Joe Bevilacqua

Duration: 2 hours and 50 minutes

What to expect

A Jimmy Durante Festival is a collection of tributes, parodies, and rarities of “The Great Schnozzola” entertainer with the gruff voice—written, produced, and performed by Joe Bev. Bonus tracks feature remastered audio from classic radio, TV, and cartoons.

Included in this set:

Who Gets All Da Mackerel?My Little Worm is Lost!A Possum’s Tail wit’ a Crow CameoDoggy Daddy’s Dude RanchDurante Eats Kellogg’s CornflakesHappy Fadder’s Day, Dear Ol’ Dad!Alias Jack GeronimoDurante Meets Bogie & BacallDesi Arnaz Teaches Durante SpanishDurante Makes a Movie with Lucille BallDurante & DinoGood Night, Mrs. Calabash!

James Francis Durante (February 10, 1893–January 29, 1980) was an American singer, pianist, comedian, and actor. His distinctive clipped gravelly speech, Lower East Side Manhattan accent, comic language-butchery, jazz-influenced songs, and prominent nose helped make him one of America’s most familiar and popular personalities of the 1920s through the 1970s.

Genre

Comedy and stand-up

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