Oral History Information
Bob Kranendonk sang for the choral group, the Pennsylvanians led by Fred Waring. Bob’s father also sang for the group and in fact together both men had a hit and appeared on the cover of the sheet music for the song “The Happy Wanderer.” When not touring or recording with the group, Bob worked in Fred’s music publishing company, Shawnee Press (named after the town in PA it was formed). Bob contributed some 40 years to the company, which included working with Ernie Farmer and Hawley Ades, both of whom were also interviewed for the NAMM Oral History program. Bob added great insight to the Shawnee Press story for our archives.