Vocalist's Showcase Presenting Songs By
MARION HARRIS - BRUNSWICK 2
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MARION HARRIS (Born 1896 Ė Died 1944)
Harris began her recording career at Victor in 1916.
Her Victor career spanned three years.
Harris signed an exclusive record contract with Columbia in 1920.
She had more freedom in material for her recordings.
Her singing style develops into a more stylized
interpretation during this period.
When she signed with Brunswick in 1922, the label
featured her on the cover of their late year supplement.
By this period her interpretations are further refined
displaying her unique style of painting the songs with her voice.
She emerged as one of the hottest female jazz singers of the age.
Between 1931 and 1933, when she performed on such NBC radio
shows as The Ipana Troubadors and Rudy Vallee's
The Fleischmann's Yeast Hour, she was billed by NBC as
"The Little Girl with the Big VoiceĒ. In early 1931 she performed in
London, returning for long engagements at the Cafť de Paris.
In London she appeared in the musical Ever Green and broadcast on
She continued to be a popular vaudeville and cabaret artist into the late
She died in 1944 in a hotel fire caused by her smoking in bed.
This CD includes her 2nd group of Brunswick recordings
middle of her period when her song interpretations have
become highly stylized and very unique.
1- SAVING FOR A RAINY DAY- REC 6/1923 -
2- ITíS THE BLUES íTAINT
NOTHINí ELSE - REC 6/1923 - BRUNSWICK 2470
3- STEALING TO VIRGINIA - REC 10/1923 -
4- YOU MAY BE FAST, BUT YOU WONíT LAST - REC
10/1923 - BRUNSWICK 2513
5- BEFORE YOU GO - REC 9/1923 - BRUNSWICK 2535
6- NASHVILLE NIGHTINGALE - REC 10/1923 -
7- I DONíT WANT YOU TO CRY OVER ME - REC
9/1923 - BRUNSWICK 2552
8- ST. LOUIS GAL - REC 10/1923 - BRUNSWICK
9- IT HAD TO BE YOU -
REC 3/1924 - BRUNSWICK 2610
10- HOW COME YOU DO ME LIKE YOU DO? - REC
3/1924 - BRUNSWICK 2610
11- JEALOUS - REC 3/1924 - BRUNSWICK 2622
12- HEY HEY, HEE HEE - REC 3/1924 - BRUNSWICK
13- I CANíT GET THE ONE I WANT - REC 6/1924 -
14- THERE WILL BE SOME CHANGES MADE - REC
6/1924 - BRUNSWICK 2651
15- WANTED, SOMEONE TO LOVE - REC 8/1924 -
16- GO, EMMALINE - REC 8/1924 - BRUNSWICK 2672
17- TEA FOR TWO - REC 11/1924 - BRUNSWICK 2747
18- THE BLUES HAVE GOT ME - REC 11/1924 -
19- IíLL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS - REC 1/1925 -
20- WHY COULDNíT BE POOR LITTLE ME? - REC
1/1925 - BRUNSWICK 2784