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VIDEO | ‘Deed I Do, 1926

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 … Continue reading

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Punk Rock Cover of a Ruth Etting Song by NOFX

In 1996 NOFX released a punk rock cover of a Ruth Etting song on their album, 45 or 46 Songs That Weren’t Good Enough to Go on Our Other Records and it’s kind of fun. It’s not a bit like … Continue reading

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VIDEO | Close Your Eyes, 1933

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Just found this slideshow on YouTube featuring some photos of Ruth Etting that I’ve never seen before! Always cool! And it’s all set to Ruth’s version of “Close Your Eyes” a song written by Bernice Petkere, in 1933. Ruth recorded … Continue reading

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VIDEO | It Was So Beautiful, 1932

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Ruth Etting sings It Was So Beautiful, which charted at #13 in 1932. The name of the film is omitted from the YouTube listing, but based on the costumes, the year, and the fact that it was produced by Vidafone, … Continue reading

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VIDEO | Dancing with Tears in My Eyes, 1930

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-b70WeV7cu8 Dancing with Tears in My Eyes was a number one hit for Ruth Etting in 1930, and it appears that it’s still very popular today. 52,761 views and counting for this video! This version is a clip from the … Continue reading

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VIDEO | Love is Like That, 1931

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In 1931 Ruth Etting charted at #5 with Love is Like That, words and music by Benee Russell. It’s an interesting song – giddy and joyfilled – and then sad – and back again. Ruth Etting was known as “the happy … Continue reading

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VIDEO | Favorite Melodies, 1929

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHy1DOw5zc4 In honor of Ruth Etting’s birthday today, how about a great little short film, by Parmount Pictures, featuring her singing two songs…  My Mother’s Eyes by Abel Baer and L.Wolfe Gilbert, and That’s Him Now by Milton Ager and … Continue reading

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VIDEO | Love Me Or Leave Me

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y59qgqPd1jU This is my absolute favorite Ruth Etting song – and I’m not the only one who loves it – since it was uploaded to Youtube on July 20, 2008, it’s been viewed 64,466 times. Written by Walter Donaldson and … Continue reading

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VIDEO | Shine on Harvest Moon

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My grandfather’s favorite song, was also his cousin’s biggest hit – “Shine on Harvest Moon” – and while that was back in the 1930′s, it still seems to be one of her most popular songs. This version on Youtube has … Continue reading

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VIDEO | If I Could Be With You (One Hour To-Night)

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Ruth Etting made quite a few films, and so there’s lots of footage out there of her singing – but not all of it has ended up on YouTube yet – although I have no doubt it will eventually! But … Continue reading

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