Ruth Etting worked with some of the finest composers and lyricists of the era, including the gifted Irving Berlin – and in fact, they became great friends, and worked together often.
In 1927 Berlin personally recommended Ruth to Florenz Ziegfeld, for the Ziegfeld Follies – he was writing the words and music for the revue, and it’s been said that he appreciated how clearly she enunciated his lyrics.
Some of the songs that Irving Berlin wrote, and Ruth Etting sang….
Shaking the Blues Away (charted at #4 in 1927)
It All Belongs To Me (charted at #17 in 1927)
The Song Is Ended (charted at #7 in 1928)
Together We Two (charted at #12 in 1928)
Reaching For The Moon (charted at #6 in 1931)
Let Me Sing and I’m Happy
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