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RRR Show – May 19, 2013 — 2 Comments

  1. Interesting to hear Tommy Dorsey featuring on “Am I Blue” with Ben Selvin and the languid vocal of Smith Ballew.

    “Am I Blue” was also recorded by the Dorsey Brothers’ Band with Irving Kaufman (in 1929). Kaufman gives a very tender account of the lyrics, using the antithesis of his Jolson-esque voice. The sincerity and emotion in delivering the lyrics is all the more notable as the original gender format was used: a song sung by a woman whose plans with her man fell through!

  2. It was good to hear Hattie McDaniel’s singing. I read her biography last year and until then wasn’t aware that she was not only a singer but songwriter too.

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