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Song Parodies -> "Ben Pollack (The Father of Swing)"

Original Song Title:

"Dancing in the Moonlight"

Original Performer:

Ben Pollack

Parody Song Title:

"Ben Pollack (The Father of Swing)"

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The Lyrics

Drummer and bandleader during the 1930s who was nicknamed “The Father of Swing”.
Let’s talk of Ben Pollack,
“The Father of Swing”,
Performed through the decades,
As a drummer,

“Dancing in the Moonlight”,
Was a song he sang,
Drumming and performing
In the 30s decade!

Married Doris Robbins,
Singer of his band,
Yet he kept performing
As a drummer,

Listen to him one night,
Ben Pollack’s great song,
It’s called “Dancing in the Moonlight”,
All night long!
Ben Pollack is also known for having married Doris Robbins, the singer in his orchestra; they can both be seen here.

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George&GermaineBriantFan - May 17, 2023 - Report this comment
Beset by heart trouble and financial worries, Ben Pollack killed himself in 1971. He died of "Asphyxia due to hanging", when he "Hanged Self From Shower Curtain Rod With Belt". You may recall it was his attachment to his singer, Doris Robbins, instead of his band, that was partly responsible for his band members forming their own group. Robbins later divorced Pollack, which may have been a factor in his suicide.

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