Helen Kane

Boop-Boop-A-Doop: 27 Original Mono Recordings 1928-1951

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Recorded between 1928-1951, Boop-Boop-A-Doop is a single-disc 27-track overview of vocalist Helen Kane, better known as the inspiration for the Betty Boop cartoon character, right down to her trademark "Boop-Boop-A-Doop." Among the numerous Top Ten hits and million-sellers are the original versions of "I Wanna Be Loved By You," "Button Up Your Overcoat," "That's My Weakness Now," "Don't Be Like That," "I Want to Be Bad," "Me and the Man in the Moon," and "I'd Go Barefoot All Winter Long." Also tagged on at the end of the program are a few tracks with Jimmy Carroll & His Orchestra, "I Taut I Taw a Puddy Tat," "Aba Daba Honeymoon," "The Beanbag Song," and a 1951 remake of "I Wanna Be Loved By You" with André Previn & His Orchestra. This collection serves as an excellent career overview for fans, but this may be too much Boop-Boop-A-Doop for the casual listener.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:51
2 3:35
3 3:31
4 3:06
5 3:07
6 2:53
7 2:59
8 3:07
9 2:43
10 2:23
11 3:03
12 3:04
13 3:03
14 2:51
15 3:22
16 2:28
17 3:07
18 2:51
19 2:27
20 2:38
21 2:38
22 3:04
23 3:01
24 2:11
25 2:18
26 3:01
27 2:06
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