Rising to fame in the twenties and early thirties, Ruth Etting was renowned for her great beauty, her gorgeous voice and her tragic life. She starred on Broadway, made movies in Hollywood, married a mobster, had numerous hit-records, fell in love and was known as America's Sweetheart of Song.
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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
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
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
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
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! For more on the song, click here!
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
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
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
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
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