Pianist and singer born 1933 in St. Paul, Minnesota (US), known for performing his own quirky songs in concert and nightclub settings and on many recordings for the Concord and Arbors labels, as well as accomplished session and accompanist work for various jazz artists.
Baseball Almanac: Van Lingle Mungo
Biographies and lifetime batting and fielding statistics for Mungo and all the other major league ballplayers in the lyrics of Frishberg's most famous song.
Blossom Dearie and Dave Frishberg at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center
AllAboutJazz.com review of a New York show posted April 21, 2005.
A Conversation with Dave Frishberg
Interview by Phillip D. Atteberry, as originally published in the "Mississippi Rag" in April, 1996. Gives details of the artist's early life and career, and he expounds on the modern decline of musical quality.
NPR Intersections: Reviving the Art of the Witty Lyric
Interviewer Ketzel Levine met with the jazz composer in 2004, in which he credits the influence of Broadway legend Frank Loesser. Audio with text summary.
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