Blue Barron and
His Orchestra

Blue Barron, 1913 - 2005

Blue Barron, 1913 – 2005

Born Henry Friedman, Blue Barron was an orchestra leader during the big band era of the 1940s and 50s. See Wikipedia for more info about him and his career.

The Recordings

Open the Door Polka

 record label Group: Blue Barron and His Orchestra
Label: MGM Matrix Number: MGM (10412b)
Record Type: Double sided 10 inch 78 RPM
Date Recorded: 1947

“Open the Door Polka” sounds like the sound track from an old Mighty Mouse cartoon, with Pearl Pureheart behind the door and the evil Oil Can Harry trying to get her to open it. In this song, however, Pearl doesn’t end up tied to the railroad tracks. Vocals by Judy Valentine and Phil Goulding. For another take on getting someone to open a door, check out “Open the Door, Richard” wonderfully performed by R&B singers The Three Flames.



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