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Ruth Etting’s “Ten Cents a Dance,” a 2011 inductee to National Recording Registry

Ruth Etting rarely makes the news these days. In fact, it’s safe to say she hasn’t made the news on a regular basis since about 1955, when the movie of her life, Love Me or Leave Me, starring Doris Day … Continue reading

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Universal Music Group donates Archive to Library of Congress

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Universal Music Group, the largest music conglomerate in the United States, has donated a collection of approximately 200,000 metal, glass and lacquer master discs dating between 1926 and 1948 to the Library of Congress. – Matthew Perpetua, Rolling Stone, January … Continue reading

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Some ideas for Christmas…

In the mood to add to your music collection this holiday season? Why not try something here, from Amazon.com.

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Another new collection of Ruth Etting songs!

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Back in November I posted about two new collections of Ruth Etting’s music that were released the month before, but what I didn’t realize is that there was actually a third collection released during that same time period. Hits Of … Continue reading

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Cataloging The Hit Songs

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Ruth Etting had over 60 hit recordings between 1926 and 1937 – and I’ve added a new page to this site, detailing as many of those hit records as is possible, considering not all the charts from that era still … Continue reading

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Rod Stewart sings “Love Me or Leave Me”

On October 19, 2010, Rod Stewart released his latest CD on J Records, Fly Me To The Moon…The Great American Songbook Volume V, which contains his version of Love Me or Leave Me. And it’s getting good reviews! Rod Stewart … Continue reading

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Two New Ruth Etting Albums Released This Fall

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Lots of news this fall! Two new collections of Ruth Etting music were released just a little over a month apart – one on Amazon and the other on iTunes. On October 3, 2010, Ideal Music released Smoke Gets In Your Eyes … Continue reading

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Love Me Or Leave Me by Ruth Etting, is a GRAMMY Hall Of Fame 2005 Inductee!

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 … Continue reading

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