Lester Lanin and his Orchestra. Happy-go-Lanin

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This album was released on the EPIC Records in 1962. Lester Lanin and his Orchestra. On

this album are the following songs: Bye Bye Blackbird; Clementine; bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home; When The Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, ZBobbin' Along; Red River Valley; Blue Tail Fly; Honey; Meet Me Tonight In Dreamland; Pop! Goes The Weasel; If You Knew Susie (Like I Know Susie); Cockles and Mussels; When The Saints Go Marching In; In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town; Down In The Valley; Old Mac Donald's Farm; Put Your Arms Around Me, Honey; Wait Till The Sun Shines Nellie; Billy Boy; Ain't She Sweet; In The Evening By The Moonlight; Polly Wolly Doodle; Pretty Baby; Home On The Range; Franki and Johnny; That Old Gang Of Mine; Loch Lomond; My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean; My Gal Sal; Shine On Harvest Moon; Put On Your Old Grey Bonnet; Listen To The Mocking Bird; Who's Sorry Now; Bell Bottom Trousers; I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now; My Melancholy Baby; For Me And My Gal; Sweet Violets; Hand Me Down My Walking Cane and I'v Got Sixpence.

Lester Lanin originally attended South Philadelphia High School but quit at the age of 15 to play music with his brothers abandoning his plans to be an attorney. Beginning in 1927, he led ensembles that were paid to play at the houses of wealthy socialites in Philadelphia and New York, continuing after the 1929 stock market crash.

In 1930, Lanin was hired to play at a gala for Barbara Hutton, and the event garnered so much press in New York newspapers that it made Lanin a star. Lanin became a major star of the dance music world, and was hired worldwide to play for dignitaries and monarchs, in addition to a recurring invitation to play at White House inaugural balls. 

Lanin also played for other celebrities, including Billy Joel's 1985 wedding to Christie Brinkley.  

This album is in near mint condition.