Tag Archives: 1926

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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Wistful and Blue

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Words by Ruth Etting and Music by Julian Davison I’m wistful and blue, In spite of all I can do, I keep on thinking of you The joy you once meant to me, Just a sweet memory, I gave you … Continue reading

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IMAGE | With A Ukulele

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Vintage prints sometimes solve mysteries, and sometimes lead to new questions… I went on a bit of buying spree a while back, and over the course of a year or two bought a bunch of images of Ruth Etting on … Continue reading

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Deed I Do

By Fred Rose and Walter Hirsch I was oh, so blue till you came along, Just to make my life a wonderful song, You brought sunshine just to brighten my loneliness. Is it any wonder in my happiness, I confess … Continue reading

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IMAGE | Ruth Etting, in 1926

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One of my goals for this site is to showcase as many images of Ruth Etting as possible, and some of the best images of her ended on sheet music. This particular image was showcased on the cover of more … Continue reading

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Somebody’s Lonely

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Lyrics and Music by Benny Davis and Joe Gold (1926) Published by Leo Feist, Inc., New York, 1926.

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You’ve Got Those ‘Wanna Go Back Again’ Blues

Recorded by Ruth Etting on April 14, 1926 in New York City for Columbia Records. Originally issued on Columbia 675 D (Matrix W141963)

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What a Man

Recorded by Ruth Etting on April 14, 1926 in New York City for Columbia Records. Originally issued on Columbia 675 D (Matrix W141962)

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Thinking of You

Written by Walter Donaldson Recorded by Ruth Etting on November 24, 1926 in Chicago for Columbia Records. Originally issued on Columbia 827 D (Matrix W142960) Charted at #5 in 1927

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There’s Nothing Sweeter Than a Sweet Sweet Sweetie

Recorded by Ruth Etting on April 14, 1926 in New York City for Columbia Records. Originally issued on Columbia 764 D (Matrix W141961)

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