Artist: Arthur Malvin and the Singalong Chorus
Title: Around the Block, Around the World and Singalong Around the World
Genre: Folk
Release Date: 1966
Duration: 00:39:32
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz
Label: Legacy Recordings

Arthur ‘Artie’ Malvin was a composer and vocalist who was the baritone member of The Crew Chiefs, and he also sang with Glenn Miller’s band. Following Miller’s death in an aircraft accident on December 15, 1944, Malvin also toured with his surviving bandmates under the leadership of saxophonist Tex Beneke. After relocating to Hollywood, Malvin became an in-demand session singer on children’s records and advertising jingles, his distinctive baritone gracing commercials for everything from Tang fruit drink to Sominex sleeping pills. He also served as a backing vocalist behind Pat Boone, Andy Williams, and the husband-and-wife duo of Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme. With the commercial ascendance of rock & roll, Malvin transitioned from performing into writing and arranging, focusing largely on television. His work with Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, and Antonio Carlos Jobim on A Man and His Music notched his first Emmy Award, with a second coming in 1978 during Malvin’s 11-year run with the CBS variety series The Carol Burnett Show. In 1980 he also received a Tony Award nomination for his work on the Broadway smash Sugar Babies.


  1. Around the Block, Around the World – 2:56
  2. Fil-Le-Me-Oo (Irish) – 2:57
  3. Can You Plant a Cabbage? (French) – 2:45
  4. Drum Gong Song (Chinese) – 1:57
  5. Must I Then (German) – 2:45
  6. Giddy-Up, Ox (Mexican) – 2:50
  7. At the Fair (Italian) – 1:29
  8. Where, Oh Where? (Greek) – 4:57
  9. Hol-Di-Ri-Dia (Swiss) – 2:48
  10. The Meadow (Czech) – 2:32
  11. Song of Yemen (Israeli) – 2:47
  12. Suliram (Indonesian) – 3:28
  13. The Peddler (Russian) – 2:59
  14. Old Dan Tucker (United States) – 2:29