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Sophie Tucker

Sophie Tucker - Jazz Age Hot Mamma 1922-1929

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Jazz Age Hot Mamma 1922-1929

By   Sophie Tucker

Very Good Condition

A young Sophie Abuza honed her singing skills by entertaining patrons at her family's cafe in Hartford, Connecticut. A brief marriage to Louis Tuck with the later addition of 'er' to her surname provided Sophie Tucker with one of the best-known stage names of the day. Our release includes songs recorded from 1922 to 1929, a time in which Tucker was a vaudeville headliner (today we use the term 'superstar') and celebrity nightclub performer. Tucker's theme song over these years was Some Of These Days. The first six titles, from the early 1920s, were recorded acoustically (i.e., without a microphone. That means literally shouting into a horn) a process for which her powerful voice excelled. A good example is Papa Better Watch Your Step. Of special interest are the final six numbers in this collection which are from the soundtrack disc of her 1929 movie Honky Tonk. A poignant ballad written for this lost film is I'm Doing What I'm Doing For Love. Fortunately, she can still be heard if not seen in this film.

A Review:

You Gonna Love "Miss Sophie Honey"...
This CD absolutely has some of the Best Original Cuts Of Miss Sophies Biggest Hits, +Some Of These Days+, +I Aint Got Nobody+, +After You're Gone+, +There'll Be Some Changes Made+, +Seven or Eleven- My Dixie Pair O' Dice+ Ect. My Son, is an 1st; Tenor Sax. Player in a Jazz Preservation Society and He just about Flipped out over this CD. I am almost 72 and although wasnt around in "Miss Sophies" days, but She was still a 'Red Hot Mama' in The 40's. My Son is Only 29 now, and Has a Degree in Music Education, haveing Majored in The B-Flat Clairinet, and Tenor Sax. And had never heard "Miss Sophie" until I purchased most all of her CDs from Amazon. And He says -Quote- " That Lady Should Have Received A PHD In Music From Julliard For Her Jazz Vocal Accomplishments-She Set The Standard Of Jazz Vocalist Excellence". Un-Quote... From someone With A Masters Degree In Music Education and Theory, Thats Quiet An Compliment To This Great Lady {{{ Miss Sophie Tucker-Last Of The Red Hot Mamas }}}.. To Those That May Have 'The Good Fortune To Purchase This Great CD.. [ ENJOY ].

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Complainin'
  2. You've Hot to See Mamma Every Night
  3. Papa Better Watch Your Step
  4. I've Got a Cross-Eyed Papa (But He Looks Straight to Me)
  5. Seven or Eleven - My Dixie Pair O' Dice
  6. The One I Love Belongs to Somebody Else
  7. Some of These Days
  8. I Ain't Got Nobody
  9. After You've Gone
  10. There'll Be Some Changes Made
  11. What'll You Do?
  12. Blue River
  13. My Pet
  14. Moanin' Low
  15. I'm the Last of the Red Hot Mammas [from Honky Tonk]
  16. He's a Good Man to Have Around [from Honky Tonk]
  17. I Don't Want to Get Thin [from Honky Tonk]
  18. Take Off Your Mask and Be Yourself [from Honky Tonk]
  19. I'm Doin' What I'm Doin' for Love [from Honky Tonk]
  20. I'm Feathering a Nest [from Honky Tonk]

Product details

  • Audio CD (August 23, 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Take Two Records
  • ASIN: B000006K80


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