Biography
One of the most popular singers of the late-'20s/early-'30s period, Ruth Etting was not really a jazz singer (unlike her contemporary, Annette Hanshaw) but a superior middle-of-the-road pop singer who was often accompanied by top jazz musicians. She recorded over 200 songs between 1926-1937, appeared on-stage, was in 35 film shorts and three full-length movies, and was a fixture on radio before her bad marriage cut short her career. She made a minor comeback in the late '40s and was still singing on an occasional basis in the mid-'50s when a semi-fictional Hollywood movie on her life (#Love Me or Leave Me) was released. A superb torch singer with a cry in her voice even when she smiled, Etting recorded the definitive versions of Ten Cents a Dance and Love Me or Leave Me. ~ Scott Yanow, Rovi



 
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The complete Ruth Etting compilation vol.1 (1926-1927) 100 min. mix
Love Me or Leave Me Ruth Etting
It Had To Be You (1936) - Ruth Etting
Ruth Etting - I'm Nobody's Baby (1927)
Ruth Etting - Shine on Harvest Moon (1931)
If I Could Be With You ~~ Ruth Etting
Ruth Etting - Mean To Me (1929)
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