Chip Deffaa
June 17, 1994 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The Columbia Years: 1922-1940

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Eddie Cantor
Producers
Columbia/Legacy
genre
Reissues

We gave it a B

One of the all-time show-biz giants-in 1929, Variety estimated Eddie Cantor was the second-wealthiest man in the business — the saucer-eyed song-and-dance man mixed sentimentality with impish humor. His expansive rendering of ”Mandy” and sweetly subdued ”When My Ship Comes In,” highpoints of the two-disc set The Columbia Years: 1922-1940, evoke a bygone era of master showmanship. But many of his early comic novelties — like ”Goo-Goo-Good-Night Dear!” — haven’t aged as well. B

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