The Sounds of Fleming


Although Fleming has written and recorded dozens of songs, only a few samples are presented here, with Mr. Fleming's permission. I hope to eventually secure his consent to make more music available here, but during our last conversation he strongly suggested that I be quiet.

His best-known song, of course, is the immortal "Doodle-de-Do." The song would come to haunt Fleming, because audiences would scream "Doodle-de-Do!" at him whenever he tried to sing anything else.

Here is the original 1939 recording of "Doodle-de-Do."


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Another version of "Doodle-de-Do," from Fleming's 1967 Live in Las Vegas album:


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This is "Make a Wish Upon a Lovedream," a tender ballad, also from Live in Las Vegas:


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"Please Step Down" is a song Amanda Sisk and I wrote for Max Fleming to perform in our 2005 production Burning Bush. Although Fleming wound up not appearing in the show, we did record this demo with him:


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"Who is Ralph Piss?" is a song written and recorded by Max Fleming in 2009 for the documentary film of the same title (for more about the film, click here):


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"Happy Syphilis Day" was written and recorded by Max Fleming in 2010 for the film New Faces of 1492:


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Max Fleming

Music Music Music Music Music (The Max Fleming Program)

In 2003, I produced a Max Fleming retrospective for the radio program Music Music Music Music Music. This recording includes interviews with Fleming associates, insights into his life and career, and a few of the original Fleming tracks available here.


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