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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!

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12 February 2011

Shine On Harvest Moon

Finally, I'm getting around to posting this! Ethel Waters' version of Shine On Harvest Moon is my absolute favorite (Laurel & Hardy's is a close second), and there's not a track here that I don't like. Compare her playful version (some say 'campy') of A Hundred Years From Today.to that of Jack Teagarden. On Dinah she brings it down from the jumpy Mills Brothers cut to something you could slow dance to, a sort of lazy, hot afternoon stay-in-the-shade type of song. Meanwhile, Miss Otis Regrets is now a mournful ballad in comparison to Cab Calloway's version, for example. Stormy Weather is simply one of the best. Musicians present include Manny Klein, Joe Venuti, Duke Ellington & His Orchestra, the Dorseys, Bunny Berigan, Dick McDonough, Benny Goodman, Jack & Charlie Teagarden, Art Karle, Taft Jordan & John Kirby. A virtual who's who of the day. Full scans included. Enjoy. +


1. River, Stay 'Way from My Door
2. Shine on Harvest Moon
3. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
4. Porgy
5. St. Louis Blues
6. Stormy Weather
7. Love Is the Thing
8. Don't Blame Me
9. Shadows on the Swanee
10. Heat Wave
11. Harlem on My Mind
12. I Just Couldn't Take It, Baby
13. A Hundred Years from Today
14. Come up and See Me Sometime
15. You've Seen Harlem at Its Best
16. Miss Otis Regrets
17. Dinah
18. When It's Sleepy Time Down South
19. Moonglow
20. Give Me a Heart to Sing To
21. I Ain't Gonna Sin No More
22. Trade Mark
23. You're Going to Leave the Old Home, Jim


David Federman said...

There ain't a bad recording in the lot. Thank you for this incredible overview. Ethel's version of "I Can't Give You Anything but Love" has never been topped (and I love the Satch parody). I'm so glad she was among the first to record "Don't Blame Me," "Stormy Weather" and "Miss Otis Regrets."

bobb said...

It's great to have you posting again. Thanks!

Chester Proudfoot said...

Thanks, bobb. It's good to have a decent connection for a change. Should last a little while at least.

Bara no Mitsukai said...

I just grabbed a hold of this. I've been looking for Ethel Water's music for quite a long time.

Biochem said...

Any chance of you re-upping this? Link seems to be broken. BTW, just recently found your blog...thanks, it's incredible.

Chester Proudfoot said...

I'll be able to get to this when I get back from traveling (soon).

Chester Proudfoot said...

Ready to enjoy again.