Flappers, Vamps & Sweet Young Things

Flappers, Vamps & Sweet Young Things

     
 
Valuable as an index of theatrically inclined or jazz-addled female pop vocalists, this rosy little compilation mingles famous and relatively obscure singers in a sequence of pleasantly old-fashioned performances recorded from 1924 to 1931. Jane Green, Helen Kane, Annette Hanshaw,

Overview

Valuable as an index of theatrically inclined or jazz-addled female pop vocalists, this rosy little compilation mingles famous and relatively obscure singers in a sequence of pleasantly old-fashioned performances recorded from 1924 to 1931. Jane Green, Helen Kane, Annette Hanshaw, the Brox Sisters, Ruth Etting, Zelma O'Neal, and Esther Walker come across as fetching, zippy, and cute. Marion Harris, Blossom Seeley, Sophie Tucker, and Margaret Young represent a closer affiliation with vaudeville and real jazz. Libby Holman, Kate Smith, Mildred Hunt, Aileen Stanley, Lee Morse, and Greta Keller resort to the tried and true formula of sounding sentimental and blue, whereas Gertrude Lawrence, Lillian Roth, and Helen Morgan use the conventionally sugary and romantic approach. The fine art of gender-bending is represented here with lesbian overtones by Ruth Etting, who declines an opportunity to alter the lyrics to Irving Berlin's "It All Belongs to Me," and even more outrageously by the Brox Sisters with their enthusiastically campy rendition of "Red Hot Mama." An intriguing time capsule, this album is both entertaining and historically informative.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/20/1994
Label:
Asv Living Era
UPC:
0743625501520
catalogNumber:
5015

Tracks

  1. I'm Gonna Meet My Sweetie Now
  2. Am I Blue?
  3. Dangerous Nan McGrew
  4. Maybe, Who Knows?
  5. Do Do Do
  6. The Blues Have Got Me
  7. A New Kind of Man (With a New Kind of Love for Me)
  8. Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
  9. I'll Get By (As Long as I Have You)
  10. Why Am I So Romantic?
  11. You Wouldn't Fool Me, Would You?
  12. If Your Kisses Can't Hold the Man You Love
  13. Red Hot Mama
  14. Moanin' Low
  15. It All Belongs to Me
  16. Blues in My Heart
  17. Do Something
  18. You Remind Me of a Naughty Springtime Cuckoo
  19. Red Hot Henry Brown
  20. Ya Gotta Know How to Love

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Annette Hanshaw   Track Performer
Ruth Etting   Track Performer
Sophie Tucker   Track Performer
Kate Smith   Track Performer
Gertrude Lawrence   Track Performer
Leonard Joy   Conductor
Leslie Hutchinson   Piano
Greta Keller   Track Performer
Rube Bloom   Piano
Helen Kane   Track Performer
Brox Sisters   Track Performer
Marion Harris   Track Performer
Libby Holman   Track Performer
Helen Morgan   Track Performer
Lee Morse   Track Performer
Blossom Seeley   Track Performer
Aileen Stanley   Track Performer
Tom Waring   Piano
Ted Sahpiro   Piano
Ted Shapiro   Piano
Lillian Roth   Track Performer
Arthur Johnson   Piano
Esther Walker   Track Performer
Margaret Young   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Irving Mills   Composer
Ruth Etting   Composer
Leonard Joy   Director
Sydney Baynes   Director
Benny Carter   Composer
Jesse Greer   Composer
Ben Selvin   Director
Nat Shilkret   Director
Jack Yellen   Composer
Kevin Daly   Producer,Liner Notes
Frank Guarente   Director
Joseph Schuster   Composer
Fred Robinson   Artwork
Georgians   Contributor
Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys   Contributor
Goodman & His Orchestra   Contributor
Carl Fenton & His Orchestra   Contributor
Phil Duffy   Artwork,Illustrations
Vivian Ellis   Composer
Paramount Studio Orchestra   Contributor
RCA Victor Orchestra   Contributor
Brunswick Studio Orchestra   Contributor
Columbia Studio Orchestra   Contributor
Studio Orchestra   Contributor
Winter Gardens Theatre Orchestra   Contributor
Goodman   Contributor
Decca Studio Orchestra   Contributor
John Aloyseus Tucker   Composer

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