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Ruth Etting as a Brinkley Girl!

Isn’t this drawing fun?! It’s by a very famous illustrator, Nell Brinkley, and shows the cast of the 1931 Ziegfeld Follies, including Ruth Etting. Ruth is dressed as a cigarette girl – one of her songs in that show was … Continue reading

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Punk Rock Cover of a Ruth Etting Song by NOFX

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

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AUDIO | Cigarettes, Cigars

Cigarettes, Cigars

Here’s a great audio clip of Ruth Etting singing Cigarettes, Cigars. The song features lyrics by Mack Gordon and music by Harry Revel, and Ruth first sang it in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1931. Click here for the lyrics!

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Love Is Like That


Words and Music by Benee Russell (1931) How wonderful How sweet my life would be Love tore my heart Tore my soul It shattered everything But I forgive it, All it’s done to me It takes you It breaks you … Continue reading

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Shine On Harvest Moon


Music by Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth, and Lyrics by Jack Norworth (1918) Shine on, shine on harvest moon up in the sky I ain’t had no lovin’ since January, February, June, or July Snow time ain’t no time to … Continue reading

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VIDEO | Love is Like That, 1931


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

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Vargas and the Ziegfeld Follies


Alberto Vargas was perhaps the most famous pin-up artist of all time. Born in 1896, he was only a little older than Ruth Etting, and came of age at the same time. His distinctive style is rooted in the art … Continue reading

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You Made Me Love You

Music by James V. Monaco and Words by Joseph McCarthy, 1913 Ruth Etting sang it in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1931 You made me love you I didn’t wanna do it I didn’t wanna do it You made me want … Continue reading

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Let Me Call You Sweetheart

Words by Beth Slater Whitson. Music by Leo Friedman. (1910) Recorded by Ruth Etting in 1931. Let me call you Sweetheart I’m in love with you. Let me hear you whisper that you love me too. Keep the lovelight glowing … Continue reading

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Many Happy Returns of the Day

Music and Lyrics by Al Dubin and Joe Burke (1931) Published by M. Witmark & Sons, N.Y., 1931

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