On February 8, 2005 the Recording Academy announced the newest additions to its GRAMMY Hall Of Fame, and Ruth Etting’s “Love Me Or Leave Me”, Columbia (1928), was one of 20 recordings added to a timeless list that now includes 659 titles. The Hall Of Fame serves as a celebration and reminder of the triumphs and achievements of the recording arts. Selections are drawn from all major categories of music, acknowledging the diversity of musical expression for which The Recording Academy has become renowned.
Ruth Etting introduced “Love Me Or Leave Me”, in the 1928 Ziegfeld stage production, Whoopee. The ballad became Etting’s signature song and served as the title song of a 1955 movie about Etting’s life, which starred Doris Day.
Ruth Etting was also inducted in 1999 for “Ten Cents A Dance”, Columbia, 1930.
For more, please see the official GRAMMY site at http://www.grammy.com/news/academy/2005/0119hof.htmx
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