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The Hut Sut Song

1940's

The Hut Sut Song

The Hut Sut Song - 1940's

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Charlie Williams: Long Black Veil

1950's

Charlie Williams: Long Black Veil

Charlie Williams: Long Black Veil - 1959

In this clip, Charlie Williams, backed up by Joe Maphis, performs a solid rendition of Long Black Veil, made famous by Lefty Frizzell and Johnny Cash, on Town Hall Party in 1959. Born in Texas in 1929, and the underrated Williams got his start in radio, taking up residencies in Tupelo, Fort Worth, Pasadena, Los Angeles, San […]

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Sweet Sue, Just You

1940's

Sweet Sue, Just You

Soundie: Sweet Sue, Just You - 1940s

This short, a swingy rendition of the classic jazz standard Sweet Sue, Just You, includes chorus lines, neat harmonies, and loads of tap dancing. A Broadway-like number set to film, this short played in 1940s movie theaters between the Bugs Bunny cartoon and a B-movie. A popular song composed in 1928 by Victor Young and […]

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Jimmie Rodgers: The Singing Brakeman

1930

Jimmie Rodgers: The Singing Brakeman

Jimmie Rodgers in The Singing Brakeman - 1930

In 1930, Jimmie Rodgers was probably one of the hottest Americana pop artists in America. Five years later, he would be dead. Born in 1897, a native of Mississippi, Jimmie Rodgers, along with the Carter Family, would influence generations of country musicians to come as the Blue Yodeler with songs like “In the Jailhouse Now,” […]

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Frank Westphal’s Orchestra: Sing You Sinners

1920's

Frank Westphal’s Orchestra: Sing You Sinners

Frank Westphal's Orchestra: Sing You Sinners - 1930's

In this soundie from the early 1930’s, Frank Westphal’s Orchestra performs Sing You Sinners live on WENR Chicago. Westphal, a native to Chicago, began his career as a pianist-for-hire in vaudeville around 1910. It was during his time on the circuit that the up-and-coming performer met the great singer Sophie Tucker who hired him as […]

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