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What are you listening to?

rue

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In a girls group mood today: The Shirelles - Baby it's you

[video=youtube;8clnxViHdp8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8clnxViHdp8[/video]

The Crystals - Then He Kissed Me
[video=youtube;cE_jOD2Fxvs]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cE_jOD2Fxvs[/video]
 
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Fletch

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Moving on to Whispering Jack Smith. I can't decide if I like him or not. He sort of sounds like a singing Bela Lugosi
Then Little Jack Little will probably remind you of Boris Karloff - only much shorter and with a better backup band.
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You Oughta Be in Pictures, 1934
I'm In The Nood for Love, 1935
 

rue

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Then Little Jack Little will probably remind you of Boris Karloff - only much shorter and with a better backup band.

Now that you mention it.......... just kidding ;)
Seriously, thank you for posting those songs.
It's not that all singers were short in the '30s, it's that they hadn't yet invented extendable microphone stands.

Lizzie I always love your quips :D
 

Fletch

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By Program Transcription...

...RCA Victor brings us Dance Selections by Waring's Pennsylvanians in 1932.
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Old Nipper stepped on his own tail about then with a new high-fidelity microphone - the famous ribbon velocity Model 44 - that became the industry standard, but captured more frequencies than could be put on a 78 without the grooves grinding away in just a few plays.

Victor was stuck with a hi-fi product they didn't dare advertise. (They put slightly smaller labels on the 78s, probably to space the grooves out a little.) And if you bought one of these new long-play Program Trannys (which damn near nobody did), it sounded worn-out right out of the envelope thanks to the cheap, untested early-plastic pressing medium.

Anyway, the Pennsys play You'll Get By and Fit as a Fiddle, two of their better singles of late '32, but in different takes. This copy, hoarded away by some old desert rat, is pristine enough that you can hear the slapped bass and even the brushed snare drum.
 
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HepKitty

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Here's one for you rue. My son started singing this today and forgot the lines so of course we had to find it on youtube

[video=youtube;9-DuC0tE7V4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-DuC0tE7V4[/video]
 
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Marlene Dietrich -- Ich Bin Die Fesche Lola (1930)
(I'm Naughty Lola)
featured in the film The Blue Angel

[video=youtube;Qh9LDOH2GHk]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qh9LDOH2GHk&feature=related[/video]
 

Mark D

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This evening's stream of "The Danny Stile's Music Museum" that I recorded earlier on my laptop. The show streams from AM 820 WNYC every Saturday evening between 8:00 and 10:00 PM EST. I can't recommend it enough.

I used to crawl off at three in the morning to listen Danny when I was a kid playing in punk bands on the lower east side. I credit him with turning me on to Big Band and Swing.
 

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