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Ruth Etting’s “Ten Cents a Dance,” a 2011 inductee to National Recording Registry

Ruth Etting rarely makes the news these days. In fact, it’s safe to say she hasn’t made the news on a regular basis since about 1955, when the movie of her life, Love Me or Leave Me, starring Doris Day … Continue reading

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Program from the Pre-Broadway run of Nine Fifteen Review

January 27th, 1930 playbill from the Pre-Broadway tryout of RUTH SELWYN’s musical revue “NINE FIFTEEN REVUE” at the Shubert Wilbur Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts. With musical staging by the legendary BUSBY BERKELY and boasting a score written by RODGERS & … Continue reading

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Nine Fifteen Review, 1930

Ruth Selwyn’s musical opened it’s pre-Broadway run in New Haven’s Shubert Theatre on January 21, 1930 and closed on January 25, 1930. Two days later, on January 27th, 1930 it opened at the Shubert Wilbur Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts, and … 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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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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Ten Cents A Dance

Words by Lorenz Hart and Music by Richard Rodgers (1930) I work at the Palace Ballroom, but, gee that Palace is cheap; when I get back to my chilly hall room I’m much to tired to sleep I’m one of … Continue reading

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Dancing With Tears In My Eyes

Words and Lyrics by Al Dubin and Joe Burke For I’m dancing with tears in my eyes ’cause the girl in my arms isn’t you, dancing with somebody new when it’s you that my hearts calling to… Trying to smile, … Continue reading

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Sweetheart of My Student Days

Lyrics by Gus Kahn and Music by Seymour Simons (1930)

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To Whom It Might Concern

Words and Music by Sidney Mitchell, Archie Gottler, and Geo. W. Meyer (1930)

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When It’s Springtime in the Rockies

Recorded by Ruth Etting with the Ben Selvin Orchestra on May 15, 1930 in New York City for Columbia Records. Originally issued on Columbia 2206 D (Matrix 150430)

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