Al Rinker

Profile:
American jazz singer and composer.
Born : December 20, 1907 in Tekoa, Washington State.
Died : June 11, 1982 in Burbank, California.

Began performing as a partner with Bing Crosby in 1925 and the two singers formed The Rhythm Boys, which singer/songwriter/pianist Harry Barris later joined. Barris wrote the songs Mississippi Mud, I Surrender, Dear, and Wrap Your Troubles in Dream among others. The singing trio worked with Paul Whiteman And His Orchestra in Los Angeles until Crosby dissolved the group to go solo, recording both with Whiteman and on their own with Barris on piano. The Rhythm Boys were filmed for the Paul Whiteman movie The King of Jazz (1930) singing Mississippi Mud, So the Bluebirds and the Blackbirds Got Together, I'm a Fisherman, Bench in the Park, and Happy Feet. After the breakup, they reunited only once, to appear together on the "Paul Whiteman Presents" radio broadcast on July 4, 1943.

In 1952, a song for which Rinker wrote the lyrics, You Can't Do Wrong Doin' Right, appeared in the film Push-Button Kitty and in the television series The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis>. He also wrote the song Ev'rybody Wants to Be a Cat for the Disney cartoon children's movie The AristoCats (1970).
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Albums

MFP 1183 Al Rinker - Paul Whiteman And His Famous Friends album art Paul Whiteman Mississippi Mud Paul Whiteman - Paul Whiteman And His Famous Friends(LP, Album) Music For Pleasure MFP 1183 UK 1967 Sell This Version
ZZCD 9810 Al Rinker - Moments From The Movies album art Fiona Clifton-Welker Everybody Wants To Be A Cat Fiona Clifton-Welker - Moments From The Movies(CD) Zah Zah ZZCD 9810 UK 1998 Sell This Version
B0022004-02 Al Rinker - American Masters: Bing Crosby Rediscovered - The Soundtrack album art Bing Crosby Medley: Mississippi Mud / I Left My Sugar Standing In The Rain Bing Crosby - American Masters: Bing Crosby Rediscovered - The Soundtrack(CD, Album) Bing Crosby Enterprises B0022004-02 US 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

LLP-349 F, LLP 349 F Al Rinker - Les Aristochats album art Simone Valère, Jean Desailly Tout Le Monde Veut Devenir and 1 more… Simone Valère, Jean Desailly - Les Aristochats Disneyland, Disneyland LLP-349 F, LLP 349 F France Unknown Sell This Version
VS 617 F Al Rinker - Everybody Wants To Be A Cat album art Les Aristocats* Ev'rybody Wants To Be A Cat Les Aristocats* - Everybody Wants To Be A Cat(7", Single) Buena Vista Records VS 617 F France Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

G.A. 33-503 Al Rinker - The Greatest Stars In My Life: Paul Whiteman's 50th Anniversary album art Paul Whiteman Presents Various Mississippi Mud Paul Whiteman Presents Various - The Greatest Stars In My Life: Paul Whiteman's 50th Anniversary (Comp, Album) Sparton G.A. 33-503 Canada 1959 Sell This Version
C 71/14 Al Rinker - Bixology 1924-1930 album art Bix Beiderbecke When You're Counting The Stars Alone Bix Beiderbecke - Bixology 1924-1930(Box + 14xLP, Comp, Mono) Joker (2) C 71/14 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
050087428648 Al Rinker - Disney Les Plus Belles Chansons album art Various Tout Le Monde Veut Devenir Un Cat Les Aristochats Various - Disney Les Plus Belles Chansons(LP, Comp, Ltd, Red) Walt Disney Records 050087428648 France 2018 Sell This Version