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Arthur Fields (August 6, 1888March 29, 1953) was an American singer. August 6 is the 218th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (219th in leap years), with 147 days remaining. ... 1888 is a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... March 29 is the 88th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (89th in Leap years). ... 1953 is a common year starting on Thursday. ...


Arthur Fields was born Abe Finkelstein in Pennsylvania. He became a professional singer as a youngster. Around 1908 he toured with Guy Brother's Minstrel Show, and helped form a vaudeville act "Weston, Fields and Carroll". State nickname: The Keystone State Other U.S. States Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Governor Ed Rendell (D) Official languages None Area 119,283 km² (33rd)  - Land 116,074 km²  - Water 3,208 km² (2. ... 1908 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The minstrel show, or minstrelsy, is an indigenous form of American entertainment consisting of comic skits, variety acts, dancing, and music, usually performed by white people in blackface. ... Vaudeville was a style of multi-act theater which flourished in North America from the 1880s through the 1920s. ...


His first hit was On The Mississippi which he wrote the music for with Harry Carroll and Ballard MacDonald supplied the lyrics. In 1914 he wrote the lyrics to Aba Daba Honeymoon, which was revived for the 1950 M.G.M. film Two Weeks With Love. He recorded with many bands and had a varied career in the recording industry. Harry Carroll was born in Atlantic City on November 28, 1892. ... 1914 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1950 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Retiring to Florida in 1946 he also worked in radio on WKAT Miami. He suffered a stroke early in 1953 and was killed in a fire at Littlefield Convalescent Home a little later the same year. State nickname: Sunshine State Other U.S. States Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Governor Jeb Bush (R) Official languages English Area 170,451 km² (22nd)  - Land 137,374 km²  - Water 30,486 km² (17. ... 1946 was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... This article is about the city in Florida. ... 1953 is a common year starting on Thursday. ...


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First World War.com - Who's Who - Arthur Fields (3296 words)
Arthur Fields (1888-1953) was born Abe Finkelstein in Philadelphia to Mortimer and Elizabeth Finkelstein.
Fields had enjoyed moderate success as a recording artist from 1915 to 1917 but was prominent in 1918 and 1919.
Fields was nominal head of a band for some Perfect sessions, with the band called Arthur Fields and His Orchestra, probably featuring Fred Hall's musicians.
CMT.com : Arthur Fields : Biography (974 words)
The triumvirate of Carroll, Fields, and lyricist Ballard MacDonald launched the compositional boat "On the Mississippi" in 1912; this is generally considered the first of Fields' songs to be a hit, recorded by the era's major artists such as the American Quartet, Billy Murray, and Collins & Harlan.
Fields and Hall got in early on the hillbilly music fad of the late '20s and early '30s, writing and recording material such as "The Terrible Mississippi Flood" and "The End of the Shenandoah" and presenting it on some of the earliest, if hardly most authentic, radio broadcasts of rural music.
While records were still being made, Fields revisited his talents as a "war" singer and cut his own version of the popular "Der Fuehrer's Face." His collaboration with Hall ending in 1941, Fields also decided to return to his roots, the sacred music he had performed as a child in Utica.
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