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March 18, 2013 - I'm now using various file sites with varying success. With over 200 albums listed here, obviously I cannot upload everything at once. So if you're dying to hear something, please post a comment on that particular post and I will move it up in the priority queue. Enjoy!

Any posts taken down as a result of the sniveling coward will be re-upped. Check the link below for where to find them in the event that this site is unable to repost them. Don't forget to bookmark http://whereismrvolstead.blogspot.com/ in the event that the internet terrorists shut this page down.

08 April 2009

Laughing At Life

Here's some more Ruth Etting for your listening pleasure. It's interesting for me to see how many of these songs were covered by other artists. Several of these were sung by Annette Hanshaw, and at least seven by Chick Bullock. You're the Cream in My Coffee alone was recorded by over 20 different bands and singers. Enjoy. +


1. Ten Cents a Dance
2. Button up Your Overcoat
3. Funny, Dear, What Love Can Do
4. But I Do, You Know I Do!
5. Mean to Me
6. I'm Yours
7. If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight)
8. Don't Tell Him What Happened to Me
9. Body and Soul
10. Sam, the Old Accordion Man
11. Dancing With Tears in My Eyes
12. Hello, Baby!
13. What Wouldn't I Do for That Man
14. Could I? I Certainly Could!
15. Kiss Waltz
16. Shaking the Blues Away
17. You're the Cream in My Coffee
18. Lonesome and Sorry
19. Laughing at Life
20. Love Me or Leave Me


Jeff in San Diego said...

Top o' the morning, Chester.

I hate to put a damper on the day, but there's no download link for this. Instead of your usual plus/minus sign, there is only a plus sign, and it doesn't link to anywhere.


Chester Proudfoot said...

Thanks, Jeff. I don't know why, but Blogger seems to do that from time to time. The link should be good now.

Jeff in San Diego said...

It's working fine now, Chester.

Thanks for the prompt follow-up, as well as for the great music!

Anton Garcia-Fernandez said...


I was very surprised to see that all the ASV catalog is now out of print because the company seems to have gone out of business... Certainly a shame, since their releases were always wonderful, sometimes including a lot of lesser-known names.

Fortunately, I bought their two discs on Ruth Etting, and they are marvelous. I must admit that I first heard of Ruth Etting as a little kid thanks to the great biopic Love Me or Leave Me. Doris Day is a great singer, and I like her versions of some of these songs in the movie (I am working on one article on that soundtrack for my website), but they really can't compare with the charm of the originals.

Etting was no jazz singer (Annette Hanshaw sounded a lot hotter, for instance), but she had a very sweet voice and knew how to interpret a lyric. This ASV disc is certainly my favorite release on her classic sides.


drizzz said...

Hi Chester! When you get the chance, please re-up this Ruth Etting CD and the April 1, 2009 posting of Ruth Etting. As always, thank you!

Chester Proudfoot said...

Ready to enjoy again!

drizzz said...

Thank you! I stumbled on a creepy Chick Bullock tune "The Boogie Man" here: http://musicformaniacs.blogspot.com/2013/10/halloween-stomp-haunted-house-party.html (just in case you don't already have it!).