THIS IS AN AUTHENTICALLY AUTOGRAPHED LP BY BENNY FIELDS...
BENNY FIELDS AND BLOSSOM SEELEY-TWO A DAY AT THE PALACE(MERCURY MG 20224)ORCHESTRA CONDUCTED BY STUART PHILLIPS-PHOTO COVER IS SIGNED BY BENNY FIELDS-TRACKS:THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT, I LOVE A PIANO, SOFT SHOE SONG, LADY PLAY YOUR MANDOLIN, LULLABY OF BROADWAY, TOOT TOOT TOOTSIE GOODBYE,M THAT TEASIN RAG, SONG AND DANCE MAN, JUNE, THERE'S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS. CONDITION OF THE VINYL,COVER, AND AUTOGRAPH IS VG.
Benny (Bennie) Fields (born Benjamin Geisenfeld, June 14, 1894 in Milwaukee - died August 16, 1959 in New York City) was a popular singer of the early 20th century, best known as one-half of the Blossom Seeley-Benny Fields vaudeville team
Fields began his career in Chicago, as a singer in Al Tierney's cafe on 22nd Street. The tall young man had a gentle, easygoing way with a song, and held the listeners' rapt attention with tunes like "Melancholy Baby." Singer Blossom Seeley, touring in vaudeville, found Fields and hired him to sing -- offstage -- in accompaniment to her solo numbers, Fields's voice gradually got more attention until he became a partner in the act. Fields's laid-back stylings complemented Seeley's vivacious beltings beautifully, and Seeley and Fields became very successful on stage and in recordings. In the late 1920s Warner Bros. filmed their songs and comic patter for Vitaphone short subjects. On radio, Fields was heard on The Ziegfeld Follies of the Air and other shows.
Fields launched a solo career in New York in 1933. He appeared occasionally in films, most notably in The Big Broadcast of 1937, but remained a New York-based performer. He filmed four songs (including two of the Big Broadcast numbers) for Soundies in 1941.