Dennis Day - America's Favorite Irish Tenor album
Irish & Celtic Folk Classics. He obviously had the tenor voice necessary to do justice to the eight clover-clad songs included here with A LITTLE BIT OF HEAVEN, COME BACK PADDY REILLY and COME BACK TO ERIN amongst those generally adding a sense of longing for the old country
Dennis also appeared in support of Benny on film. Dennis legally adopted his professional name in 1944 against his family's wishes. The strict Irish-Catholic married Peggy Almquist in 1948 and the couple had ten children (six daughters, four sons). Dennis and his family settled in Los Angeles where he became an honorary mayor of Mandeville Canyon. He and his wife also owned an antique shop in Santa Monica for a time.
Dennis Day. 2 Tracks.
Dennis Day, an Irish tenor from New York City who made his name and fortune as the perennial adolescent and comic foil on Jack Benny's radio and television shows, died after a long illness late Wednesday at his California home. He was 71 years old and lived in Bel Air, in suburban Los Angeles. Mr. Day had undergone brain surgery in April to control internal bleeding that occurred after he fell at his home. He was one of the country's most popular Irish tenors and had just spent two years in the Navy singing for servicemen in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Day was known for his renditions of such songs as ''Danny Boy,'' ''Clancy Lowered the Boom'' and ''Peg o' My Heart. He also made guest appearances on television variety shows and acted in several films, including ''Music in Manhattan'' and ''The Girl Next Door.
He was 71. Day, whose hare-brained antics drove Benny to distraction for nearly 25 years, was critically injured in a fall in his Brentwood home in March. The accident ruptured several blood vessels in his brain.
Download song lyrics for album. Dennis Day (May 21, 1916 – June 22, 1988) born Owen Patrick Eugene McNulty, was an American singer and radio, television and film personality of Irish descent. 1:A Little Bit of Heaven-10. You Go to My Head-110. Artists: Charlie Kohlhase. Sweet Georgia Brown-14.
A longtime sidekick of Jack Benny, Day appeared with Benny in the 1940 film Buck Benny Rides Again and on Benny's television show in the early '50s. Best known for his ability to sing Irish tunes including "Clancy Lowered the Boom," Day was one of the first artists to cover folk bluesman Huddie "Leadbelly" Ledbetter's "Goodnight, Irene. Day was as comfortable with romantic tunes (such as "Mam'selle," "Dear Hearts and Gentle People," and "Mona Lisa") as he was with novelty ditties like "Mister and Mrs. Mississippi.
|1||Clancy Lowered The Boom|
|3||The Wild Colonial Boys|
|4||The Boys From County Armagh|
|6||Medley: My Irish Rose & When Irish Eyes Are Smiling|
|9||Dear Old Donegal|
|10||The Minstrel Boy|
|12||It's The Same Old Shillelagh|
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 019866901123
|GLS 6021||Dennis Day||America's Favorite Irish Tenor (LP, RM)||Glendale Records||GLS 6021||US||1979|