Fran Frey

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Fran Frey (December 23, 1903 in Indiana - December 1, 1962 in California) was a singer and saxophonist best known for his work for George Olsen and His Music in the 1920s and early 1930s.[3] Among his better known songs is "The Varsity Drag" of 1927; "Big City Blues" of 1929; "A Garden in the Rain", also of 1929. Frey sang on 77 songs with the George Olsen band, both as recordings and on the radio. One song, entitled "Who?", sold more than a million recordings.
Frey was heard on the Oldsmobile Program on CBS radio in 1933.
Although he played for several other bands after Olsen's, including Victor Young's,[9] he never achieved the level of fame he had in earlier years.
Frey died suddenly of a heart attack at his home on December 2, 1962, age 58. At the time of his death, he was writing music for the Ice Capades and for Columbia Pictures.
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Albums

SEPIA 1042 Fran Frey - The Boy Friend - Original London Cast album art Various The Girl Friend Various - The Boy Friend - Original London Cast(CD, Album, Comp) Sepia Records (2) SEPIA 1042 UK 2005 Sell This Version

Compilations

21-5406 Fran Frey - Songs Of The Depression album art Various (Potatoes Are Cheaper, Tomatoes Are Cheaper) Now's The Time To Fall In Love Various - Songs Of The Depression(2xLP, Comp) Book-Of-The-Month Records 21-5406 US 1980 Sell This Version
BBC CD 650 Fran Frey - Dance Bands USA 1925 To 1935 album art Various Because My Baby Don't Mean 'Maybe' Now Various - Dance Bands USA 1925 To 1935 (Comp) BBC Records And Tapes BBC CD 650 UK 1987 Sell This Version
CD 56082 Fran Frey - 1931-1935 album art The Boswell Sisters The Old Man Of The Mountain The Boswell Sisters - 1931-1935(CD, Comp) Jazz Roots CD 56082 Italy 1992 Sell This Version
205514 Fran Frey - The History Of Pop Radio 1920-1951 album art Various The Varsity Drag Various - The History Of Pop Radio 1920-1951(15xCD, Comp + Box) History 205514 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
205597 Fran Frey - The History Of Pop Radio Vol. 1 1920 - 1939 album art Various The Varsity Rag Various - The History Of Pop Radio Vol. 1 1920 - 1939(10xCD, Comp + Box) History 205597 Europe 2001 Sell This Version