WBA Hall of Famer Bob Barry ruled Milwaukee's airwaves in the '60s and '70s. He interviewed the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, James Brown, Dolly Parton, Sophia Loren, Gregory Peck, Dick Clark, Cher and many more. If a band or musician came to town, he met them with a microphone. Barry has collected remarkable recordings of these encounters which he’s now sharing with the public. SUBSCRIBE! Apple Podcasts | Spotify | YouTube | TuneIn | Stitcher | Google Play Music | Pocketcasts | RSS

Bob Barry’s Unearthed Interviews Podcast: Jimmy Durante

I wonder how many of you have heard the name Jimmy Durante. He was an American actor, comedian, musician, and singer. His gravelly voice and murder of the English language made him one of the most popular radio and TV entertainers of his time. He was often referred to as the schnozzola or schnoz due to his large nose. He was a popular radio star, appearing on Eddie Cantor’s show, “The Chase and Sanborn Hour,” and the Armed Forces Radio Network. Jimmy’s version of the song “Smile” is part of the soundtrack to the 2019 film “Joker.” He was also known for breaking into a song to tell a joke.

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