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Politics and Poker

Politics and Poker

Subtitled “Songs to Get Elected By,” this collection of political campaign songs is ably performed by veteran Broadway and screen actor Howard Da Silva with assistance from the Ward Heelers. The selection of songs spans American presidential campaigns from Thomas Jefferson’s first campaign in 1800 to Thomas Dewey’s unsuccessful 1944 campaign. Two delightful, if cynical, songs from the Broadway musical Fiorello, “Politics and Poker” and “Little Tin Box,” and an original song, the calypso–accented “Vote for Me,” round out this collection.

Brief liner notes provide information about the songs.

Track Listing

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Politics and Poker Howard Da Silva 4:07
102
Wilson, That's All Howard Da Silva 1:40
103
Jefferson and Liberty Howard Da Silva 1:49
104
Row, Row, Row with Roosevelt Howard Da Silva 1:34
105
Tilden and Reform Howard Da Silva 3:06
106
White House Blues Howard Da Silva 1:43
107
President Hoover March Howard Da Silva 3:03
201
Little Tin Box Howard Da Silva 3:39
202
Get on the Raft with Taft Howard Da Silva 1:27
203
Lincoln and Liberty Howard Da Silva 2:25
204
Do, Do, Do with Dewey Howard Da Silva 1:41
205
Tippecanoe and Tyler Too Howard Da Silva 0:50
206
Keep Cool and Keep Coolidge Howard Da Silva 2:27
207
Grant-ed Howard Da Silva 1:04
208
Vote for Me Howard Da Silva 2:35
209
Politics and Poker (reprise) Howard Da Silva 0:39

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