Irving Kaufman born Isidore Kaufman Syracuse, New York (February 8, 1890 – January 3, 1976) was a prolific early twentieth century American singer, recording artist and Vaudeville performer. The son of Russian Jewish immigrants, he was a member of The Kaufman Brothers, along with his brothers Phillip and Jack.
Kaufman began recording in 1914, and recorded for RCA Victor, Columbia Records, Aeolian Company, Gennett, Edison, Harmony, as well as all of the dime labels (including Banner and Perfect). Early in his career, when recording for Edison and RCA Victor, he recorded under his own name, but during the 1920s he used a number of aliases. Sometimes, as in the case of several of his 1927 "Broadway Bell-Hops" vocals, he was merely credited as "Vocal Chorus".
Though he was not considered a jazz singer, he sang on recordings accompanied by some of the foremost jazz figures of the 1920s, including Leon "Bix" Beiderbecke, Frank Trumbauer, The Dorsey Brothers, Red Nichols, Miff Mole, and Eddie Lang.
- ↑ http://www.gracyk.com/kaufman.shtml Popular American recording artists, by Tim Gracyk
- ↑ http://www.lib.umd.edu/LAB/JERRYLEE/vocalists/0000000b.html
- ↑ http://victor.library.ucsb.edu/talentDetail.php?id=11253
- ↑ http://www.phonostalgia.com/kaufman/final.html
- ↑ http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7861650
- Popular American Recording Pioneers, 1895-1925
- Irving Kaufman at the Internet Movie Database
- Irving Kaufman at Find a Grave
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