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    Default Historic Popular Singers - 1910 - 1949 - Songs of the Day Calendar...

    This thread is intended to be the musical equivalent of a "Page-A-Day" calendar which will document a personal listening project that I have embarked upon and I hope that you will join me each day as historic popular singers with songs taken from the US Top 75 chart hit listings from the years 1910 through 1949 will be featured.

    They are "Voices of the Past" - some remembered, some forgotten, some never really known by the audiences of today - but they are as capable of being as thrilling - as transcendent - now as they were then and thus merit being heard and appreciated. As you listen to the featured recordings you will discover that a significant number of songs that were written over the course of the early- to mid- century are as memorable now as they were when first released.

    Each day will feature three historic recordings from the years 1910 through 1949 with each year following in sequence along with chart positioning, and biographical information, photographs, and performance videos (when available) of the artists.

    Commentary on any and all aspects are welcomed, however -

    I respectfully request that you refrain from posting videos within this particular thread.


    - Duncan

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    Historic Popular Singers - 1910 - 1949 -

    Songs for the Day of December 1, 2019 -



    The Number One US Top 75 Song for the year 1910 -

    Louise Homer - "America the Beautiful"

    Song by Samuel A. Ward

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Wz3-VvYufI

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    Louise Beatty Homer (April 30, 1871 – May 6, 1947) was an American operatic contralto who had an active international career in concert halls and opera houses from 1895 until her retirement in 1932.


    The Number Two US Top 75 Song for the year 1910 -

    Blanche Ring - "Come, Josephine, in My Flying Machine"

    Music by Fred Fisher and lyrics by Alfred Bryan.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C71EmjRtiH0

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    Blanche Ring (April 24, 1871 – January 13, 1961) was an American singer and actress in Broadway theatre productions, musicals, and Hollywood motion pictures.


    The Number Three US Top 75 Song for the year 1910 -

    Billy Murray & Haydn Quartet - "By the Light of the Silvery Moon"

    Music by Gus Edwards and lyrics by Edward Madden.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSrz1dpRKcU

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    William Thomas "Billy" Murray (May 25, 1877 – August 17, 1954) was one of the most popular singers in the United States in the early 20th century. While he received star billing in vaudeville, he was best known for his prolific work in the recording studio, making records for almost every record label of the era.
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    The Number One US Top 75 Song for the year 1911 -

    Sophie Tucker - "Some of These Days"

    Song by Shelton Brooks

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0yTkJ8N5yg

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    Sophie Tucker (January 13, 1886 – February 9, 1966) was a Ukrainian-born American singer, comedian, actress, and radio personality. Known for her powerful delivery of comical and risqué songs, she was one of the most popular entertainers in America during the first half of the 20th century. She was widely known by the superlative nickname "The Last of the Red Hot Mamas".


    The Number Two US Top 75 Song for the year 1911 -

    Arthur Collins & Byron G Harlan - "Alexander's Ragtime Band"

    Song by Irving Berlin

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9VGvaDRxNQ

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    Arthur Francis Collins (February 7, 1864 – August 2, 1933) was an American baritone who was one of the most prolific and beloved of pioneer recording artists, regarded in his day as "King of the Ragtime Singers".

    Byron George Harlan (August 29, 1861 – September 11, 1936) was an American singer from Kansas, a comic minstrel singer and balladeer who often recorded with Arthur Collins. The two together were often billed as "Collins & Harlan".


    The Number Three US Top 75 Song for the year 1911 -

    Peerless Quartet - "Let Me Call You Sweetheart"

    Music by Leo Friedman with lyrics by Beth Slater Whitson

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FM4lDtsV-9Q

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    The Peerless Quartet was an American vocal group that recorded in the early years of the twentieth century. They formed to record for Columbia Records, where they were credited as the Columbia Quartet or Columbia Male Quartet. From about 1907, when they began to record for record labels other than Columbia, they were more widely known as the Peerless Quartet.

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    The Number One US Top 75 Song for the year 1912 -

    Al Jolson - "That Haunting Melody"

    Song by George M. Cohan

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVr0LFRXoUE

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    Al Jolson (born Asa Yoelson; May 26, 1886 – October 23, 1950) was an American singer, comedian, and actor. He was dubbed "The World's Greatest Entertainer" at the peak of his career. His performing style was brash and extroverted, and he popularized many songs that benefited from his "shamelessly sentimental, melodramatic approach." In the 1920s, Jolson was America's most famous and highest-paid entertainer.


    The Number Two US Top 75 Song for the year 1912 -

    American Quartet - "Moonlight Bay"

    Music by Percy Wenrich with lyrics by Edward Madden

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzCq8c2HbhY

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    The American Quartet was a four-member vocal group that recorded for various companies in the United States between 1899 and 1925. The membership varied over the years, but the most famous line-up — comprising John Bieling (first tenor), Billy Murray (second tenor), Steve Porter (baritone), and William F. Hooley (bass) — recorded for the Victor Talking Machine Company from 1909 to 1913. The same group of singers also recorded for Edison Records as the Premier Quartet (or Quartette), and for that and other labels as the Premier American Quartet.


    The Number Three US Top 75 Song for the year 1912 -

    Al Jolson - "Ragging the Baby to Sleep"

    Music by Lewis F. Muir with lyrics by Wolfe Gilbert

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfITS251Rc4

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    Songs for the Day of December 4, 2019 -



    The Number One US Top 75 Song for the year 1913 -

    Chauncy Olcott - "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling"

    Music by Ernest Ball with lyrics by Chauncy Olcott and George Graff, Jr.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKIlvBBc2Eg

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    Chauncey Olcott, born John Chancellor Olcott[1] and often spelled Chauncey Alcott, (July 21, 1858 – March 18, 1932) was an American stage actor, songwriter and singer of Irish descent.


    The Number Two US Top 75 Song for the year 1913 -

    Charles Harrison - "Peg o' My Heart"

    Music by Fred Fisher with lyrics by Alfred Bryan

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWODupYEMDI

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    Charles William Harrison (September 11, 1878 – February 2, 1965) was an American tenor ballad singer. He recorded under the pseudonyms: Hugh Donovan, Billy Burton, Charles Hilton, and Norman Terrell.


    The Number Three US Top 75 Song for the year 1913 -

    Al Jolson - "The Spaniard Who Blighted My Life"

    Song by Billy Merson

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8r8SE4gxYlg

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    According to music historians Bruce Crowther and Mike Pinfold: "During his time Al Jolson was the best known and most popular all-around entertainer America (and probably the world) has ever known, captivating audiences in the theatre and becoming an attraction on records, radio, and in films. He opened the ears of white audiences to the existence of musical forms alien to their previous understanding and experience... and helped prepare the way for others who would bring a more realistic and sympathetic touch to black musical traditions."

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    Songs for the Day of December 5, 2019 -



    The Number One US Top 75 Song for the year 1914 -

    Billy Murray and the Heidelberg Quintet -"By the Beautiful Sea"

    Music by Harry Carroll with lyrics by Harold R. Atteridge

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PflIYLA9Fe8

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    William Thomas "Billy" Murray (May 25, 1877 – August 17, 1954) was one of the most popular singers in the United States in the early 20th century. While he received star billing in vaudeville, he was best known for his prolific work in the recording studio, making records for almost every record label of the era.


    The Number Two US Top 75 Song for the year 1914 -

    Billy Murray and the American Quartet - "It's a Long, Long Way to Tipperary"

    Song by Henry James "Harry" Williams and Jack Judge

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bPN5Nr0OOc

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    The American Quartet was a four-member vocal group that recorded for various companies in the United States between 1899 and 1925. The membership varied over the years, but the most famous line-up — comprising John Bieling (first tenor), Billy Murray (second tenor), Steve Porter (baritone), and William F. Hooley (bass) — recorded for the Victor Talking Machine Company from 1909 to 1913.


    The Number Three US Top 75 Song for the year 1914 -

    Bert Williams - "The Dark Town Poker Club"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rG8qLJ0ZAB4

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    Bert Williams (November 12, 1874 – March 4, 1922) was a Bahamian-American entertainer, one of the pre-eminent entertainers of the Vaudeville era and one of the most popular comedians for all audiences of his time. He was by far the best-selling black recording artist before 1920. In 1918, the New York Dramatic Mirror called Williams "one of the great comedians of the world."

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    The Number One US Top 75 Song for the year 1915 -

    Olive Kline & Reinald Werrenrath - "Hello, Frisco!"

    Music by Louis A. Hirsch with lyrics by Gene Buck

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWfhrpX5igY

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    Olive Kline (sometimes given as Olive Kline Hulihan or the pseudonym Alice Green) (July 7, 1887 – July 29, 1976) was an American soprano who is chiefly remembered for her recordings for Victor Records from 1912 to 1935. She recorded a wide range of music from operas and Broadways musicals to sacred music, popular music, and songs from the classical concert repertoire.

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    Reinald Werrenrath (August 7, 1883 – September 12, 1953) was an American baritone opera singer, who also recorded popular songs and appeared regularly on radio in the early decades of the twentieth century.


    The Number Two US Top 75 Song for the year 1915 -

    Harry MacDonough & Olive Kline -" They Didn't Believe Me"

    Music by Jerome Kern with lyrics by Herbert Reynolds

    Editor's Note: the version released by Harry MacDonough & Olive Kline is not available and thus is being substituted by the version released by Walter Van Brunt and Gladys Rice which was also released in 1915.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLn8fyE0saQ

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    John Scantlebury Macdonald (May 30, 1871 – September 26, 1931) was a Canadian singer and recording executive. Under the pseudonym Harry Macdonough, he was one of the most prolific and popular tenors during the formative years of the recording industry.


    The Number Three US Top 75 Song for the year 1915 -

    Alma Gluck - "Carry Me Back to Old Virginney"

    Song by James A. Bland

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_PzZNnalSo

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    Alma Gluck (May 11, 1884 – October 27, 1938) was a Romanian-born American soprano.

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    MJ - You do have very interesting (I think that word will suffice!!) taste.
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