Arthur Fields

Arthur Fields (August 6, 1888 – March 29, 1953)

Arthur Fields (August 6, 1888 – March 29, 1953)

Arthur Fields had a long and prolific career in Vaudeville and the early recording industry. Born Abraham Finkelstein in 1888, he began touring in 1908 and made his last recordings in the 1940s. He recorded under several pseudonyms, including “Eugene Buckley,” to which several recordings below are credited. See our old friend Wikipedia for more details on his career.

The Recordings

K-K-K-Katy

 record label Group: Arthur Fields
Label: Columbia Matrix Number: Columbia (A2530)
Record Type: Double sided 10 inch 78 RPM
Date Recorded: March 2, 1918
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Columbia issued this recording of Arthur Fields doing this popular WWI song, “K-K-K-Katy” under the pseudonym Eugene Buckley.

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Good Morning Mr. Zip Zip Zip

 record label Group: Arthur Fields
Label: Columbia Matrix Number: Columbia (A2530)
Record Type: Double sided 10 inch 78 RPM
Date Recorded: March 2, 1918
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Eugene Buckley was a pseudonym used by Columbia in issuing some records actually performed by Arthur Fields. This is one of those records.

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Oh How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning

 record label Group: Arthur Fields
Label: Victor Matrix Number: Victor (18489)
Record Type: Double sided 10 inch 78 RPM
Date Recorded: July 8, 1918
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We are quite fond of Arthur Fields’ version of this Irving Berlin song. Funny and smart.

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