Vocalist's Showcase Presenting Songs By :
VAUGHN DE LEATH - RADIO FAVORITE– ENCORE 2
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Vaughn De Leath
referred to as the “First Lady of Radio”
and later as “The Original Radio Girl”. She was born in 1896 and died in
Her crooning style of singing caught on and was widely
imitated by other stars of the 1920’s.
It was this style which presented her with her first exposure to radio,
a relatively new technology in the 1920’s.
Her first great opportunity came in January of 1920, during a period in
which she had predominately making phonograph records.
Having come to the attention of Dr. Lee De Forrest, a radio pioneer and
the inventor of the vacuum tube triode (a key element required in voice
radio transmission at the time), she was invited to sing over his wireless
telephone station at 40th street and Broadway in New York City, in the
old World Tower building.
She was very popular in radio and on phonograph records in the 1920’s,
1930’s and into the early 1940’s. She was featured on “The Voice of
Firestone” in the 1928-30 seasons. Her radio show was on both NBC and WOR
4 to 5 times per week.
Her last appearances were made on radio in 1943 a few days before her
death from uremic poisoning.
This CD release demonstrates the many singing styles and
talents of Vaughn De Leath.
It includes her 2nd group of Edison Diamond Discs.
Many songs were only recorded for Edison Diamond Disc. Her
association with Edison started in 1926 and lasted until 1929 when they
ceased their phonograph operation. Her interpretations are more
personalized for Edison as longer times up to 5 minutes per side were
possible. The Edison recordings demonstrate how she would have presented
herself on radio and capture her voice and personality the best.
1- SOMEDAY YOU’LL SAY O.K. - REC 8/1927 -
2- THERE’S A CRADLE IN CAROLINE - REC 8/1927 -
3- HERE COMES THE SHOWBOAT - REC 9/1927 -
4- BLOW BLOW BLOW - REC 9/1927 - EDISON 52104
5- MAKE MY COT WHERE COT-COTTON GROWS - REC
10/1927 - EDISON 52120
6- LONELY LIGHTS ALONG THE SHORE - REC 10/1927
- EDISON 52120
7- THERE MUST BE SOMEBODY ELSE - REC 12/1927 -
8- WHAT’LL YOU DO? - REC 12/1927 - EDISON
9- MY BLUE HEAVEN - REC 1/1928 - EDISON 52192
10- KEEP SWEEPING COBWEBS OFF THE MOOON - REC
1/1928 - EDISON 52192
11- THERE MUST BE A SILVER LINING - REC 2/1928
- EDISON 52212
12- RAMBLER ROSES RAMBLE - REC 2/1928 - EDISON
13- I JUST ROLL ALONG - REC 2/1928 - EDISON
14- SUNSHINE - REC 2/1928 - EDISON 52222
15- TIN PAN PARADE - REC 5/1928 - EDISON 52306
16- BABY YOUR MOTHER - REC 5/1928 - EDISON