Dick Robertson--one of the busiest big band and studio singers from the late '20s through the early '40s--eventually pushed the microphone away, sat down and got busy writing songs of his own. This catalog of songs includes the slightly melancholy "I'm a Little on the Lonely Side" as well as "We Three", a melody-a-trois that has been mistakenly interpreted as a precursor to David Crosby's notorious "Triad". Robertson's career opened up in the Roaring Twenties: he was active in live performances as both a soloist and in duo with Ed Smalle before realizing that his voice was perfectly suited for the newly developing recording industry. Robertson kept so busy cutting vocal tracks that he apparently made use of a stack of pseudonyms in order to quell potential rebellion amongst label managers and audience alike. The trick would not phase ...
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