Jimmy Durante

Great Schnozzle

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Jimmy Durante's jokes weren't always that funny, but his personality and appearance could breathe vitality into practically any worn-out punchline. The comedy skits and songs on The Great Schnozzle are occasionally a hoot, but Durante's humor was more fun to watch, and some of the tracks leave one yearning for the visual portion. Mastered from vintage 78s and acetates from 1929-1949, The Great Schnozzle includes Durante's most famous song, "Inka Dinka Do," in two versions, and 21 other tracks of piano-pounding, word-mangling craziness. Durante was a one-of-a-kind character, and the possessor of real musical talent to boot.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:07
2 3:07
3 2:59
4 2:42
5 3:14
6 3:12
7 3:03
8 3:10
9 2:48
10 3:08
11 3:18
12 3:13
13
3:01
14 3:00
15 3:02
16 2:56
17 3:07
18 3:03
19 3:01
20 3:03
21 4:44
22 3:14
23 2:51
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