Vocalist's Showcase Presenting Songs By
MARION HARRIS - BRUNSWICK 3 and UK Columbia
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MARION HARRIS (Born 1896 – 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 Voice”. In early 1931 she performed in
London, returning for long engagements at the Café 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 3rd group of Brunswick & the last UK
Columbia recordings when her song interpretations have become
the most highly stylized and display her at her creative peak.
1- NO ONE - REC 4/1925 - BRUNSWICK 2836
2- WHEN YOU AND I WERE SEVENTEEN - REC 4/1925
- BRUNSWICK 2836
3- NOBODY’S USING IT NOW - REC 12/1929 -
4- FUNNY, DEAR, WHAT LOVE CAN DO - REC 12/1929
- BRUNSWICK 4663
5- NOBODY’S SWEETHEART -
REC 12/1929 - BRUNSWICK 4681
6- MY FATE IS IN YOUR HANDS - REC 12/1929 -
7- WASN’T IT NICE? - REC 5/1930 - BRUNSWICK
8- YOU DO SOMETHING TO ME - REC 5/1930 -
9- NOBODY CARES IF I’M BLUE - REC 6/1930 -
10- I REMEMBER YOU FROM SOMEWHERE - REC 6/1930
- BRUNSWICK 4812
11- LITTLE WHITE LIES - REC 8/1930 - BRUNSWICK
12- IF I COULD BE WITH
YOU ONE HOUR - REC 8/1930 - BRUNSWICK 4872
13- MY MAN FROM CAROLINE - REC 11/1930 -
14- HE’S NOT WORTH YOUR TEARS - REC 11/1930 -
15- WOULD YOU LIKE TO TAKE A WALK? - REC
3/1931 - COL DB-453 (UK)
16- MY CANARY HAS CIRCLES UNDER HIS EYES - REC
3/1931 - COL DB-453 (UK)
17- IS I IN LOVE? I IS - REC 5/1932 - COL
18- AN EV’NING IN CAROLINE - REC 5/1932 - COL
19- OO-OOH! HONEY WHAT YOU DO TO ME - REC
3/1934 - DEC F-3954 (UK)
20- ONE MORNING IN MAY - REC 3/1934 - DEC