51 Songs, 2 Hours, 33 Minutes

TITLE TIME
3:11
2:55
3:01
3:22
3:29
3:20
2:59
2:49
3:00
3:15
3:15
3:20
2:52
3:28
3:04
3:02
2:40
2:57
3:02
3:23
2:49
2:53
3:23
3:07
2:52
2:46
3:12
3:07
2:46
2:46
3:16
2:48
3:30
3:02
3:01
3:29
3:00
2:37
2:48
2:37
2:43
2:49
2:41
2:47
2:42
2:44
2:55
2:48
2:49
3:02
3:10

About Ruth Etting

One of the most popular singers of the late-'20s/early-'30s period, Ruth Etting was not really a jazz singer (unlike her contemporary, Annette Hanshaw) but a superior middle-of-the-road pop singer who was often accompanied by top jazz musicians. She recorded over 200 songs between 1926-1937, appeared on-stage, was in 35 film shorts and three full-length movies, and was a fixture on radio before her bad marriage cut short her career. She made a minor comeback in the late '40s and was still singing on an occasional basis in the mid-'50s when a semi-fictional Hollywood movie on her life (Love Me or Leave Me) was released. A superb torch singer with a cry in her voice even when she smiled, Etting recorded the definitive versions of "Ten Cents a Dance" and "Love Me or Leave Me." ~ Scott Yanow

  • ORIGIN
    David City, NE
  • GENRE
    Vocal
  • BORN
    23 November 1897

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