The Incomparable Ethel Waters
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||Heat Wave||Ethel Waters||3:01||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I Just Couldn't Make It, Baby||Ethel Waters||3:01||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Harlem On My Mind||Ethel Waters||3:29||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Hottentot Potentate||Ethel Waters||3:29||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All the Time) [78rpm Version]||Ethel Waters||3:05||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Come Up and See Me Sometime||Ethel Waters||3:07||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Shake That Thing||Ethel Waters||3:16||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||(What Did I Do to Be So) Black and Blue?||Ethel Waters||2:58||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone||Ethel Waters||3:12||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Maybe Not At All||Ethel Waters||3:13||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Memories of You||Ethel Waters||3:16||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||You Can't Stop Me from Loving You||Ethel Waters||3:24||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||You're Lucky to Me||Ethel Waters||3:08||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Cabin In the Sky||Ethel Waters||3:18||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Theif In the Night||Ethel Waters||3:17||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Taking a Chance On Love||Ethel Waters||3:10||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Honey In the Honeycomb||Ethel Waters||2:49||$0.99||View in iTunes|
A major and influential force on other singers and the first African-American jazz singer to cross over to white audiences, Ethel Waters had a very significant career. This single disc barely scratches the surface of her productive career with 17 selections, mostly from 1925-26, 1931-35 and 1940. Surprisingly, there are only two selections from the 1920s: "Shake That Thing" and "Maybe Not At All" (which has her doing effective imitations of Bessie Smith and Clara Smith). The other high points include "Stormy Weather," "You're Lucky To Me," "Cabin In The Sky," and "Taking A Chance On Love." But this set, which jumps around chronologically, could have been a little better organized, although it works as an introduction to new listeners who are unfamiliar with Ethel Waters.
I just read her biography and really wanted to hear her.OMG just try to focus on the era in which she recorded . I love her playfulness. I bought more of her work;-)
i like her songs their o.k. When you stop listening to all that new hip-hop and rock songs on the radio and start listening to this it kinda gets you to thinking "wow this is old but surprisingly good." lol but other than that it's good.
Born: October 31, 1896 in Chester, PA
Years Active: '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s