Uncle Lumpy With Fred Waring And His Pennsylvanians* – Little Orley And The Little Engine
Label: Decca (2) – 9-88018
Format: Vinyl, 7″, Single
Little Orley And The Little Engine
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Little Orley, a small farm boy to whom amazing and amusing things have a habit of happening, is the brainchild of Hugh Brannum, a bass player in the Waring orchestra, whose almost instantaneous success as Uncle Lumpy is the newest pride of the Pennsylvanians. Brannum happens to have been a country boy himself and still commands that wonderful way with words sometimes described as hillbilly dialect. It is in these homely and humorous accents that he narrates his whimsical tales about Orley.
Originally, Brannum started out merely to write some countrified songs and sketches for the Waring organization. Then he tried giving standard nursery stories the benefit of his own considerably revised interpretation. Running out of this material, he began creating his own stories — and thus Little Orley sort of grew into existence.