Classical 91.5

Fascinatin' Rhythm #2050: Animal Crackers, 12/12/20

Dec 7, 2020

Music of the 1920s

Episode #2050

Animal Crackers  Animals range from the real to the make believe. In songs, they often appear as part of a juvenile strain—either sung by a child, or sung by an adult who’s imitating a child. Either way, there’s something in them that borders on the goofy, especially when they come from the 1920s.  Few tender ballads but a lot of exuberant comedy in songs about the beasts, the birds, and the bees.