Jack Mudurian

Jack Mudurian

Jack Mudurian was an American novelty singer.

Mudurian was a resident of Duplex Nursing Home in Boston, Massachusetts. In 1981, an employee named David Greenberg overheard Mudurian singing at a home talent show, and when Greenberg spoke to him about it, Mudurian boasted that he could sing as many songs as Frank Sinatra. Greenberg brought in a cassette tape recorder and asked him to sing; Mudurian proceeded to sing 129 songs, many from the Tin Pan Alley repertory (and several more than once), continuously over the next 47 minutes. The recording was issued as "Downloading the Repertoire" on Arf Arf Records in 1996, and it became a cult novelty hit; a shortened version appeared on Irwin Chusid's compilation of outsider music called "Songs in the Key of Z, Vol. 1".

ongs sung on "Downloading the Repertoire"

Chicago (That Toddlin' Town), It's Been A Long, Long Time, Why Am I Always Yearning For Theresa, The Halls of Montezuma, So Long It's Been Good To Know You, Step Right Up (and Help Old Uncle Sam), It's Only a Paper Moon, Music! Music! Music! (Put Another Nickel In), Take Me Out to the Ball Game, Some Sunday Morning, Any Bonds Today, Red River Valley, My Bonnie, Jimmy Crack Corn, The Wabash Cannonball, I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now, Ramona, Toot Toot Tootsie! (Goo'Bye), If You Knew Susie Like I Know Susie, I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine, I Love My Baby (My Baby Loves Me), I'll See You in My Dreams, Lucky Me, I Don't Know Why (I Just Do), Near You, South Of The Border (Down Mexico Way), I've Been Working on the Railroad, Goody-Goody, Home on the Range, Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho, Bell Bottom Trousers, Ragtime Cowboy Joe, Over The Rainbow, When You Wish Upon a Star, Pistol Packin' Mama, Frankie and Johnnie, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Jingle Bells, I Love You, Cuddle Up A Little Closer, Ain't She Sweet, Rose O'Day (The Filla-Ga-Dusha Song), The Band Played On, Sparrow In The Treetop, "Pep Talk"/South Of The Border (Down Mexico Way), It's Only A Paper Moon, California Here I Come, Row Row Row Your Boat, Singin' in the Rain, Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue, Lullaby Of Broadway, I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now, Some Sunday Morning, For Me And My Gal, Blue Skies, Smoke That Cigarette, Ain't Misbehavin', Cheek to Cheek, Let's Call the Whole Thing Off, I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts (Roll Or Bowl a Ball-A Penny A Pitch), Michael (Row The Boat Ashore), Row Row Row Your Boat, When You Wish Upon a Star, I'll See You in My Dreams, Chiquita Banana, Your Cheatin' Heart, Sparrow In The Treetop, Rock Around The Clock, That Old Flying Machine, The Man on the Flying Trapeze, School Days, Take Me Out To The Ball Game, Johnson Rag, Sugarfoot Rag, Chicago (That Toddling Town), Pistol Packin' Mama, Boola Boola, Honeysuckle Rose, Volare, Quando Quando Quando (Tell Me When), San Antonio Rose, Ragtime Cowboy Joe, Chattanooga Choo Choo, The Trolley Song, "Pep Talk"/Sing Sing Sing, Goody Goody, "Pep Talk"/Pistol Packin' Mama, Any Bonds Today, Music Music Music! (Put Another Nickel In), It's Only A Paper Moon, Melody Time, When Irish Eyes are Smiling, Heartaches, Night And Day, The Band Played On, Rose O'Day (The Filla-Ga-Dusha Song), The Wabash Cannonball, "Pep Talk"/Pistol Packin' Mama, The Halls Of Montezuma, Jingle Bell Rock, I'll Never Say "Never Again" Again, Million Dollar Baby, Shine On Harvest Moon, Carolina In The Morning, You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby, Jimmy Crack Corn, Any Bonds Today, Rose O'Day (The Filla-Ga-Dusha Song), Michael (Row The Boat Ashore), Three Blind Mice, Ramona, Mona Lisa, Bye Bye Baby, My Baby Just Cares For Me, Five Foot Two Eyes Of Blue, If You Knew Susie Like I Know Susie, That's Amore, The Music Goes 'Round And Around, Jeepers Creepers, Some Sunday Morning, Alexander's Ragtime Band, Any Bonds Today, I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire, Toot Toot Tootsie! (Goo'Bye), Oh What A Gal, The Wabash Cannonball, My Bonnie, Chicago (That Toddling Town), Rose O'Day (The Filla-Ga-Dusha Song)

External links

* [http://www.counterpoint-music.com/specialties/jackmudurian.html Jack Mudurian] at Counterpoint-music.com
* [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9801E6DA1430F933A1575BC0A960958260 Brilliant or Merely Bizarre?] "New York Times", August 20 1996
* [http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=3378072 Downloading the Repertoire] , "All Things Considered", September 10 1999
* [http://www.eastbayri.com/story/333032574845487.php Music That's Far Out of the Mainstream] , "East Bay RI", November 20 2006

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