Johnny Puleo And His Harmonica Gang
"Johnny Puleo is a "graduate cum laude" of Borrah Minevitch's famous Harmonica Rascals. His four feet, six-inches scarcely bespeak the marvelous sounds that he is capable of producing on his instrument.
A native of Washington, D. C., Puleo began his stage career when he won an harmonica contest in Boston. He then joined a comedy variety act, and after several years spent with the act became a member of (Borrah) Minevitch's Harmonica Rascals, with whom he toured all over the world. Puleo has appeared in two royal command performances in England and before the Presidents of France and the United States. In addition to his consummate mastery of the harmonica, he has an amazing knowledge of pantomime. His face and actions are controlled by a sixth sense of basic comedy, and his antics-when appropriate-draw laughter from even the most hardened of night club audiences. Johnny is also a dramatic actor of note, having starred with Burt Lancaster and Gina Lollobrigida in "Trapeze." All of this contributes to his presence on the stage, and it can be detected even in humorous moments of his playing sight unseen.
The Harmonica Gang has appeared at leading supper clubs throughout the United States, including the Latin Quarter, in New York and Miami Beach; The Riviera in Las Vegas; Palmer House, in Chicago; the Roosevelt, in New Orleans; and Twin Coaches in Pittsburgh. The ensemble's motion picture credits include “Trapeze”, “One in a Million”, "Always in My Heart," "Rascals" and "Love Under Fire." The group has earned kudos in numerous radio and television performances."
--This was THE second LP recorded in STEREO (in the whole world-- I'm not an expert though, so don't believe me--), it came after The Dukes Of Dixieland recorded the first stereo LP for the Audio Fidelity label, and yes, the music sounds unbelievably awesome--.
Here's a great bio in PDF (you'll need acrobat reader)
And Here's The Track List:
01- Peg O' My Heart
02- Twelfth Street Rag
03- Sheik Of Araby-It Had To Be You (Medley)
04- Cuddle Up A Little Closer
05- St. Louis Blues Boogie
06- Italian Medley
08- You Are Always In My Heart
09- Peanut Vendor
10- Southland Tribute
11- Roses Of Picardy
Please Enjoy!! and remember to play this record only on Stereophonic Equipment!