Tuesday, April 7, 2009

SOPHIE TUCKER, "Some of these Days"

"Last of the Red Hot Mamas"
Sophie Tucker was born in Russia in 1884 and moved to the United States at the turn of the century. She became known as a ‘coon shouter’ by performing in minstrel shows and in vaudeville.
She recorded “Some of these Days” in 1911 with Edison Records. The record sold millions and stayed in the #1 position on music charts for five weeks in 1926. The song is hailed as the first true 20th century popular standard. She made a song that sounded modern and updated the racist 10th century music hall songs. She was scheduled to record "Crazy Blues" but was replaced by Mamie Smith in 1911.
The song was very influential on the conception of American music and was rerecorded by the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, Louis Armstrong, and a few other artists.
If you'd like to hear "Some of These Days" for yourself, check it out here: http://www.last.fm/music/Sophie+Tucker/_/Some+of+These+Days
Some of These Days, Sophie Tucker, Edison Record Company, catalog no. 3821, release date: 1911. release date of CD: Jan 13, 2008

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