Poley McClintock

Singer, Musical Artist

1900 – 1980

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Who was Poley McClintock?

Poley McClintock was a member of Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians, a popular jazz band of the 1920s. His characteristic vocal inflections are heard frequently in many of the Pennsylvanians' novelty tunes, singing his parts in a low-range frog-like croak. It is widely believed that the part sung by Tony Burrows in The Pipkins' 1970 novelty record Gimme Dat Ding was intended as a tribute to McClintock.

Poley's son James McClintock is a 1957 graduate of Hamilton College; he later earned an MA in Speech and Drama at Cornell University.

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Born
Sep 24, 1900
East Nantmeal
Also known as
  • James Roland McClintock
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Nationality
  • United States of America
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Died
Jan 6, 1980
East Stroudsburg

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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