Vinton Freedley  (1891-1969)
Last updated: 29.04.22
Vinton Freedley was an American producer of Broadway musicals and born, reputedly with a silver spoon in his mouth, in Philadelphia. After meeting Alex Aarons at the start of his career as a comedy performer, together they went on to produce eleven Broadway musicals. These included notably Lady Be Good (1924) and Funny Face (1927). The disastrous flop of Pardon My English in 1933 resulting in Aaron's premature retirement and Freedley's decamping to a yacht. He achieved a comeback with Anything Goes (1934) and then went on to produce seven Broadway musicals. A philanthropist, Freedley was a president of The Actor's Fund of America and the Episcopal Actor's Guild. Of ragtime interest, he composed a one-off rag, The Madagascar Mangle (1912) when aged 21. He died in New York.
For data housekeeping purposes he is listed in these webpages as a one-off composer.
  Title Instruments Performers
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audiodbemp315.gif Madagascar Mangle (1912), The A/T/T/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
  Midi File(s)   Sequencer(s)
audiomidi15.gif Madagascar Mangle (1912), The Midi James Pitt-Payne
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DBE772 The Madagascar Mangle (1912) - A Rag Two-Step
A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 2¾ mins.
1-2 days
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sm15.gif Madagascar Mangle (1912), The A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifwvicon.gif
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 1 work by Vinton Freedley (1891-1969). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: ER
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Madagascar Mangle, The 1912  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg audiomidi15.gif
     Title Duration Performer
youtube15.jpg Madagascar Mangle 2:03 Ragtime Dorian Henry