Vocalist's Showcase Presenting Songs By :
VAUGHN DE LEATH - RADIO FAVORITE– ENCORE 3
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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 3rd 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- COME BACK, CHIQUITA - REC 7/1928 - EDISON
2- IS IT GONNA BE LONG TILL YOU BELONG TO ME -
REC 7/1928 - EDISON 52374
3- I CAN’T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE - REC
8/1928 - EDISON 52388
4- NOBODY BUT BABY - REC 8/1928 - EDISON 52388
5- EVERYTHING WE LIKE WE LIKE ALIKE - REC
9/1928 - EDISON 52428
6- JEANNE, I DREAM OF LILAC TIME - REC 10/1928
- EDISON 52428
7- ME AND THE MAN IN THE MOON - REC 1/1929 -
8- HAPPY DAYS AND LONELY NIGHTS - REC 1/1929 -
9- WHEN I’M WALKING WITH MY SWEETNESS - REC
3/1929 - EDISON 52543
10- I’M KA-RAZY FOR YOU - REC 3/1929 - EDISON
11- I’VE GOT A FEELING I’M FALLING - REC
4/1929 - EDISON 52569
12- SOME SWEET DAY - REC 4/1929 - EDISON 52575
13- I’VE GOT A “CODE” IN MY “DOSE” - REC
4/1929 - EDISON 52575
14- MARIANA - REC 9/1928 - EDISON 52614 (LATE
15- MAH LINDY LOU - REC 9/1928 - EDISON 52614
16- IF I WERE YOU I’D FALL IN LOVE WITH ME -
REC 6/1929 - EDISON 52627