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Published on Mar 24, 2012
Victor 19656 - Recorded 4/24/1925 (New York, New York) - Gene Austin (vocalist: tenor vocal) - Billy "Uke" Carpenter (vocalist) & (instrumentalist: ukulele). Jimmy McHugh & Irving Mills (composers). Song Reached US Billboard 9 - Sep 1925 (1 week). Billy "Uke" Carpenter was a ukulele player of note during the 1920s. He was known for his performances in the "eefin" style which was also practiced by Cliff Edwards. "Uke" had been paired musically with Aileen Stanley and with Gene Austin. Little was known about Carpenter's personal life, or even whether this was his real name. Gene Austin (June 24, 1900 -- January 24, 1972) was an American singer and songwriter, one of the first "crooners". His 1920s compositions "When My Sugar Walks Down the Street" and "The Lonesome Road" became pop and jazz standards.