This video/slideshow has been on YouTube since 2009, but it’s new to me – and it has a LOT of really great images of Ruth Etting. There’s even a shot of Ruth I’ve never seen before, in a hat with a row of birds, marching around the crown.
And it’s a great song as well! Ruth recorded ‘Deed I Do in 1926 – and it was her her second hit to crack the top 100, on Billboard – and in fact reached #2 on Billborad in 1927.
The lyrics are here…
I’ve been meaning to post this image of Ruth Etting by Paul Stone, of Chicago, and it just happens to be featured in the slideshow above. It was probably shot in 1926 or 1927 – so it’s an appropriate image to go along with a song from those same years! Love the cloche hat, and the gloves!