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.
Tag Archives: 1927
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
Lyrics and Music: Cliff Friend (1927) With Ukulele Chord Diagrams Sheet Music Cover Art: Stocker Publisher: Jerome H. Remick & Co. – New York City
Words and music by Irving Berlin (1927) There’s an old superstition ‘way down south Ev’ry darkie believes that trouble won’t stay If you shake it away When they hold a revival way down south Ev’ry darkie with care and trouble … Continue reading
Lyrics by Cliff Hess and Music by Charles Bourne (1927) Recorded by Ruth Etting on July 13, 1927 in New York City for Columbia Records. Originally issued on Columbia 1075 D (Matrix W144366 1)
When Kenneth Irwin and Charles O. Lloyd’s new book, Ruth Etting: America’s Forgotten Sweetheart, was released late last year, I was particularly excited about the image on the front. I didn’t think I’d ever seen it before, and yet, it … Continue reading
Ruth Etting in California, in 1927.
Words and Music by Walter Donaldson and Joe Burke (1927) Oh the wippoorwill sings in the summer, Just the same Novelty Fox Trot with Ukelele Accompaniment Featured by Ruth Etting, Chicago Sweetheart
Words and Music by Walter Donaldson (1927)
By Benny Davis, Harry Akst & Sidney Clare (1927) Copyright by Jerome Remick & Co 1927. From the short film, Glorifying the Popular Song.
Recorded by Ruth Etting on July 1, 1927 in New York City for Columbia Records. Originally issued on Columbia 1104 D (Matrix W144418)