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Ruth Etting Music Collection

Title: Ruth Etting Music Collection

Collector: Moran, John

Collector: Music Library, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries

Dates: 1886-2000 bulk 1920-1938, 1981-1984

Quantity: 7 file drawers

Collection Number: Music MS 0001

Language: English

Formats: 16mm films, video tapes, cassettes, microfilm, vinyl recordings, reel-to-reel tapes

Restrictions: No restrictions

Copyright: To inquire about usage, please contact the Music Library, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries. For more information see the Use Guidelines

Preferred Citation: Ruth Etting Music Collection, (Music MS 0001). Music Library, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries.

History:

Ruth Etting was one of the most popular singing stars of the late 1920s and early 1930s. On radio she established herself as America's pre-eminent popular singer, repeatedly voted as the top female singer on the air in national listener polls. While the radio and the recording industry were still in their early developing years, Ruth Etting recorded over 200 songs by such composers as Irving Berlin, Johnny Green, Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. She was a regular performer on at least eight network radio programs, was featured in six Broadway shows, was highlighted in three major full-length movies, and starred in 35 movie short subjects between 1928 and 1936.

Etting was born in David City, Nebraska on November 23, 1897. After graduation from high school in 1916, she moved to Chicago to attend the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts as a costume designer. From there she joined a chorus line and performed at the Marigold Gardens. In time, she was given solo opportunities which developed into her being billed as "Chicago's Sweetheart" and as a headliner in the Marigold Gardens, the Rainbo Gardens and the Terrace room of the Hotel Morrison in Chicago. She married Moe Snyder. She became a radio star, and her first recording was released by Columbia in 1926.

Etting moved to New York City in 1927 and became a Ziegfeld girl in the Follies. She made some movie shorts there, then moved to Hollywood in the early 1930s, where she took part in three full-length movies.

In 1937 Snyder and Etting divorced and Snyder moved east. Snyder returned to California in 1938 and in a jealous rage shot and wounded Ruth's pianist and boyfriend Myrl Alderman. The subsequent sensationalized trial brought Etting's career to a halt. Snyder was tried for kidnapping and attempted murder. The trial was a scandal, lasting from October through December of 1938, after which Snyder was found guilty and sentenced to prison. When he appealed the decision, Ruth and Myrl Alderman, who had by that time married, declined to appear in court, and he was released after a year in prison.

Ruth Etting returned to the limelight in 1955 when Doris Day and Jimmy Cagney played Ruth and Moe in the movie, Love Me or Leave Me, also the title of the song that seemed to epitomize Ruth's life. After the movie's release, Ruth turned down an offer of a five-figure salary to come out of retirement. Etting retired in Colorado Springs with Myrl Alderman, and lived there until her death in 1978.

Scope and Content:

The Ruth Etting Collection was compiled by John Moran, a former director of the UNL School of Music, and contains the following: 1) 218 pieces of sheet music published with Ruth Etting's picture on the cover; 2) 357 family pictures and professional photographs of Ruth Etting donated by Etting's stepson, John Alderman. 3) 50 folders of correspondence and documents related to the collection; 4) 127 sound recordings (cassette, reel-to-reel, LP, 78, and 45), 12 videotapes, 3 films, commercially or privately made; 5) three scrapbooks compiled by John Moran of newspaper clippings and pictures; 6) one over-sized scrapbook compiled for Ruth Etting of clippings; 7) 1 small box of memorabilia.

Subjects:

Etting, Ruth, 1897-1978

Etting, Ruth, 1897-1978 -- Portraits

Etting, Ruth, 1897-1978 -- Career in Entertainment

Etting, Ruth, 1897-1978 -- Miscellanea

Singers -- Nebraska

Actresses -- Nebraska

Series Description: Series 1: Photographs

The 357 photographs include 43 family photographs of Ruth Etting as a child with her parents Alfred Etting and Winifred K. Etting, along with her aunt, Rose Etting, and her grandparents. The bulk of the collection consists of publicity photographs of Ruth from her Chicago period, through New York, and to Hollywood. Included are stills from movie shorts and full-length movies, some pictures of other stars and Ruth with other stars, and some commercial pictures. Each photograph is numbered. The photographs have been described online with a date or possible date range given. The photographs have been digitized online in the Ruth Etting Collection Image Gallery. The majority of the photographs were a gift to John Moran from John Alderman, Ruth Etting's stepson.

Series 2: Sheet Music

The sheet music was collected by John Moran and consists of 225 pieces. Ruth Etting's photograph appears on the covers of most of the publications.

Series 3: Recordings and Audio Visual Materials

This series consists of 127 sound recordings (cassette, reel-to-reel, 33 1/3rd, 78, and 45), 12 videotapes, and 3 films. The sound recordings are commercially made or privately reproduced from commercial recordings of Ruth singing. The videotapes are a combination of commercial publications and private recordings and consist of Ruth Etting's short films, her Hollywood movies, and other people's programs that related to Ruth Etting. The LP recordings have been cataloged and can be found individually under the added title "Ruth Etting Collection" in the UNL Libraries catalog.

Series 4: Collected Papers, Scrapbooks, and Memorabilia

The papers include correspondence, articles, and other documents associated with the life and career of Ruth Etting. Some of these are copies of materials created during Ruth Etting's lifetime, including legal documents. Others were collected by John Moran, who created the Etting collection, mostly between 1981 and 1984. The correspondence includes letters between John Moran and Ruth Etting's stepson John Alderman and between members of the David City Class of 1916, among others. Additional collected materials are those produced about Etting by others, such as faculty and staff of the Music Library and faculty from the School of Music. Highlights are three scrapbooks created by John Moran and an over-sized scrapbook created for Ruth Etting.

Series 5: Online Display

This display was created in 1998 by Music Library staff member, Laura Damuth, and titled Ruth Etting, Nebraska's Sweetheart 1897-1978

Container List: Series 1: PhotographsDrawer 2. Folder 1-17. Photographs, 357 items.

These items are reproduced digitally in the Image and Multimedia Collections. Please see Ruth Etting Collection Image Gallery

Drawer 2. Folder 1. Envelope 1, Photos 1-9, Ruth Etting in childhood with parents, Alfred Etting, Winifred Kleinhan Etting, 1897-about 1902 Drawer 2. Folder 1. Envelope 2, Photos 10-13, Ruth Etting and her mother, Winifred Kleinhan Etting, 1897-1899 Drawer 2. Folder 1. Envelope 3, Photos 14-17, Ruth Etting and her father Alfred Etting, 1886-about 1930 Drawer 2. Folder 1. Envelope 4, Photos 18-21, Ruth Etting and her aunt, Rose Etting, 1897-about 1930 Drawer 2. Folder 2. Envelope 5, Photos 22-32, Ruth Etting, with her parents, Alfred Etting, Winifred Kleinhan Etting, her grandparents, George and Hannah Etting, her aunt Rose Etting and Moe Snyder, 1897-1930 Drawer 2. Folder 3. Envelope 6, Photos 33-40, Ruth Etting, school, home, and early career photographs and with Elmore Schueser, about 1901-1935 Drawer 2. Folder 4. Photos 41-90, Ruth Etting, early in career, about 1915-about 1935 Drawer 2. Folder 5. Photos 91-115, mid-career publicity, about 1925-about 1935 Drawer 2. Folder 6. Photos 116-165, later career, about 1925-1949 Drawer 2. Folder 7. Photos 166-183, marquee photos, about 1927-about 1937 Drawer 2. Folder 8. Photos 184-244, movie stills, short subject stills, 1928-1934 Drawer 2. Folder 9. Photos 245-254, celebrities, 1919-about 1936 Drawer 2. Folder 10. Photos 255-284, Ruth Etting with celebrities, about 1927-about 1957 Drawer 2. Folder 11. Photos 285-297, late photos, about 1927-about 1948 Drawer 2. Folder 11a. Photos 280-284 [incorrectly double numbered], Washington D.C. display Drawer 2. Folder 12. Photos 298-331, large photos, about 1917-about 1948 Drawer 2. Folder 13. Photos 332-335, show photos, tinted, 1918-about 1935 Drawer 2. Folder 14. Photos 336-358, celebrities, autographed, 1921-about 1940 Drawer 2. Folder 15. Photos 359-377, display copies of other photos Drawer 2. Folder 16. Display items, gala items, including John Moran, about 1980-1992 Drawer 7. Folder 17. Oversize photosItem 1. Oversize photo 378, Winifred K. Etting, pre-1897 Item 2. Oversize photo 379, Ruth Etting, 1930s
Series 2: Sheet MusicDrawer 1. Sheet music, 172 items, arranged by title

These items are cataloged in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries catalog and the covers are reproduced in the Image and Multimedia Collections. In the catalog search by keyword "Ruth Etting Collection" to see entries for the sheet music in the collection.

See the Ruth Etting Collection Image Gallery for digital reproductions of the covers.

Drawer 7. Folder 18. Oversize sheet musicItem 1. Pretty Little Almond Eyes Item 2. Oh, Johnny! Oh, Johnny! Oh! (in cellophane)
Series 3: Recordings and Audio Visual Materials

Please see below for contents of cassettes and reel-to-reel tapes.

Drawer 3. Movies, 1934-1993Item 1. Movie, Hips, Hips, Hooray, directed by Mark Sandrich, screen play by Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby, Edward Kaufman, performers, Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Ruth Etting, Blackhawk Collection, 1934 [VHS video] Item 2. Movie, Roman Scandals, produced by Samuel Goldwyn, screenplay by William Anthony McGuire, directed by Frank Tuttle, performers: Eddie Cantor, Goldwyn Girls (Ruth Etting, Gloria Stuart, Lucille Ball (film debut)), Edward Arnold, Alan Mowbray, 1933 [VHS video (privately made)] Item 3. Movie, Love Me or Leave Me, directed by Charles Vidor, produced by Joe Pasternak, screenplay by Daniel Fuchs and Isobel Lennart, performers, Doris Day, James Cagney, Cameron Mitchell, Robert Keith, Tom Tully, 1955 [VHS video (privately made)] Item 4. Movie, Love Me or Leave Me, 1955 Item 5. Broadway plays, without Etting, undated [VHS video (privately made)] Item 6. Scrapbook, created for Etting, reproduction by The Joseph Regenstein Library, The University of Chicago, undated [microfilm reel] Item 7. Movie clip, "Keep Romance Alive" from Hips, Hips, Hooray, 1934 Item 8. Movie clip, "No More Love" from Roman Scandals, Item 9. Videorecording, "Ruth Etting, Queen of All Torch Singers" program by Donna Harler and the Nebraska Vocal Arts Ensemble, 1992, Feb 1 [VHS video master copy] Item 10. Videorecording, "Ruth Etting, Queen of All Torch Singers" program by Donna Harler and the Nebraska Vocal Arts Ensemble, 1993, Apr. [VHS video lending copy] Item 11. Short subject movies, "Artistic Temper""Favorite Melodies""Roseland""Melody in May""No Contest" Etting and additional singers, 1928-1934 [VHS video (privately made)] Item 12. Videorecording, "Queen of the Torch Singers: A Tribute to Ruth Etting" Nebraska Educational Television (NETV), 1993, Apr. [VHS video] Item 13. Videorecording, "Queen of the Torch Singers: A Tribute to Ruth Etting" Nebraska Educational Television (NETV), 1993, Apr. [VHS video lending copy] Item 14. Videorecording, "Ten Cents a Dance" Andrea Marcovicci, Nebraska Educational Television (NETV), undated [VHS video] Drawer 4. Folder 1. 45 rpm, The Original Recordings of Ruth Etting, three 45 rpm recordings. Shine on harvest moon; Mean to me; Shaking the blues away; Out in the cold again; I'll never be the same; At sundown; Nevertheless; Sam, the old accordion man; It all depends on you; Take me in your arms; Ten cents a dance. Columbia A-1120. Recorded 1927-1934 Drawer 4. Folder 2. 78 rpm recordings in cardboard boxItem 1. "Lost; It's been so long" Etting, Brunswick 7646, 1936 Item 2. "At sundown (when love is calling me home); Sing me a baby song" Etting, Columbia 1052-D, 1927 Item 3. "Together we two; The song is ended (but the melody lingers on)" Etting, Columbia 1196-D, 1927 Item 4. "I still keep dreaming of you; Sonny boy" Etting, Columbia 1563-D, 1928 Item 5. "Ramona; Say "yes" to-day" Etting, Columbia 1352-D, 1928 Item 6. "If he cared; Crying for the Carolines" Etting, Columbia 2073-D, 1929 Item 7. "Glad rag doll; I'll get by (as long as I have you" Etting, Columbia 1733-D, 1929 Item 8. "Keep sweeping the cobwebs off the moon" Ted Lewis and His Band with Etting; "Away down south in heaven" Ted Lewis and His Band, Columbia 1242-D, 1927 Item 9. "The one in the world; I'm walkin' around in a dream " Etting, Columbia 1830-D, 1929 Item 10. "(What do we do on a) Dew - dew - dewey day; Wherever you go - whatever you do I want you to know I love you" Etting, Columbia 979-D, 1927 Item 11. "At sundown (when love is calling me home); Sing me a baby song" Etting, Columbia 1052-D, 1927 Item 12. "My man; After you've gone" Etting, Columbia 995-D, 1927 Item 13. "Together, we two; The song is ended (but the melody lingers on)" Etting, Columbia 1196-D, 1927 Item 14. "Happy days and lonely nights; Lonely little bluebird" Etting, Columbia 1454-D, 1928 Item 15. "Button up your overcoat; Mean to me" Etting, Columbia 1762-D, 1929 Item 16. "I'm bringing a red, red rose; Love me or leave me" Etting, Columbia 1680-D, 1928 Drawer 4. Folder 3. 78 rpm, thirteen 78 rpm recordings from various donors in white cardboard box Item 1. "Ramona; Say "Yes" To-day" Etting, Columbia 1352-D, 1928 Item 2. "My blackbirds are bluebirds now; You're in love and I'm in love" Etting, Columbia 1595-D, 1928 Item 3. "It all depends on you; Sam the old accordion man" Etting, Columbia 908-D, 1927 Item 4. "If I could be with you (one hour to-night); Body and soul" Etting, Columbia 2300-D, 1930 Item 5. "Out of nowhere; Say a little prayer for me" Etting, Columbia 2454-D, 1931 Item 6. "What wouldn't I do for that man!; The right kind of man" Etting, Columbia 1998-D, 1929 Item 7. "Nothing else to do; Let's talk about my sweetie" Etting, Columbia 580-D, 1926 Item 8. "Because my baby don't mean "maybe" now!; Beloved," Etting, Columbia 1420-D, 1928 Item 9. "Precious; Her beaus are only rainbows," Etting, Columbia 722-D, 1926 Item 10. "At sundown (when love is calling me home); Sing me a baby song," Etting, Columbia 1052-D, 1927 Item 11. "Falling in love again; Were you sincere?" Etting, Columbia 2445-D, 1931 Item 12. "Let me sing and I'm happy; A cottage for sale," Etting, Columbia 2172-D, 1930 Item 13. "It happened in Monterey; Exactly like you," Etting, Columbia 2199-D, 1930 Drawer 4. Folder 4. 78 rpm, ten 78 rpm recordings in a brown album, donated by Ralph W. Becker, Ruth Etting's cousin in 1982Item 1. "What a man; You've got those "Wanna go back again" blues, "Etting, Columbia 675-D, 1926 Item 2. "Because my baby don't mean "maybe" now!; Beloved," Etting, Columbia 1420-D, 1928 Item 3. "That's why I love you; I ain't got nobody," Etting, Columbia 692-D, 1926 Item 4. "Together, we two; The song is ended (but the melody lingers on)," Etting, Columbia 1196-D, 1927 Item 5. "One alone; The desert song," Bar Harbor Society Orch, Desert Song Special Record 1001-P, 1928 Item 6. "Chin chin - medley fox trot," Six Brown Brothers, Laverne-Waltz caprice, H. Benne Henton with Conway's Band, Victor 18149, 1917 Item 7. "Without that gal!; You can't stop me from lovin' you," Ethel Waters, Columbia 2481-D, 1931 Item 8. "Song of the Volga boatmen; Shining moon," Kirilloff's Russian Balalaika Orchestra, Victor 19960, 1926 Item 9. "Sweet l'il ain't she sweet; Mississippi mud: I left my sugar standing in the rain," Paul Whiteman's Rhythm Boys, Victor 20783, 1927 Item 10. "Kitten on the keys; Nola," Carl Fenton's Orchestra, Brunswick 2261, 1922 Drawer 4. Folder 5. 78 rpm, six 78 rpm recordings in cardboard ordered from Nauck in 2005Item 1. "Bluebird sing me a song; I must be dreaming," Etting, Columbia 4974. "Made in England," 1928 Item 2 "There's nothing sweeter than a sweet sweet sweetie; Stars," Etting, Columbia 764-D, 1926 Item 3. "With my eyes wide open I'm dreaming; Were your ears burning," Etting, Brunswick 01829, 1934 Item 4. "Don't tell her what's happened to me; The kiss waltz," Etting, Columbia DB 311, 1930 Item 5. "It's swell of you; There's a lull in my life," Etting, Decca 1212, 1937 Item 6. "It's a sin to tell a lie; Take my heart," Etting, Rex 8853, 1936
Series 4: Collected Papers, Scrapbooks, and MemorabiliaDrawer 5. Folder 1. Moran, addresses, various slips & notes, early 1980s Drawer 5. Folder 2. Moran, correspondence with John Alderman, 1981-1984 Drawer 5. Folder 3. Moran, correspondence with David City Class of 1916, 1981-1984 Drawer 5. Folder 4. Moran, correspondence regarding newspaper announcement on Etting memorabilia, 1983 Drawer 5. Folder 5. Moran, correspondence, 1980 Drawer 5. Folder 6. Moran, correspondence, 1981 Drawer 5. Folder 7. Moran, correspondence, 1982 Drawer 5. Folder 8. Moran, correspondence, 1983 Drawer 5. Folder 9. Moran, correspondence, 1984 Drawer 5. Folder 10. Moran, correspondence with Ed Hirsch, University of Nebraska Foundation, 1982-1983 Drawer 5. Folder 11. Moran, correspondence with David Johnson, 1981-1984 Drawer 5. Folder 12. Moran, correspondence about recordings, 1981-1984 Drawer 5. Folder 13. Moran, correspondence with John Steiner, 1982-1984 Drawer 5. Folder 14. Moran, correspondence with Woody Varner, Sammy Cahn, Tom Ferris, Dale Nichols. Arthur Godfrey, Jim Bedoian, Irving Berlin, George Burns secretary, Gene Bunge, Rudy Vallée, John Green, and unanswered letters, 1982-1984 Drawer 5. Folder 15. David City Celebration, 1984 Drawer 5. Folder 16. David City Celebration, programs, 1984 Drawer 5. Folder 17. David City lecture, 1983 Drawer 5. Folder 18. Moran, Madison, WI, Chicago, Illinois, trip, photocopy from 1965 Daily News about Moe Snyder, 1982 Drawer 5. Folder 19. Magazine articles, about Ruth Etting and Bing Crosby, 1934, 1974 Drawer 5. Folder 20. Miscellaneous, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1981-1984 Drawer 5. Folder 21. Movie Short Subjects and Movies, 1982 Drawer 5. Folder 22. Newspaper articles, David City Banner Press, Nebraska alumnus magazine, 1973, 1983, 1984 Drawer 5. Folder 22a. Newspaper clippings, Nebraska Library Association Quarterly Winter 1990, 1973-1992 Drawer 5. Folder 23. Newspaper, Daily Nebraskan, on collection coming to Music Library, 1983, Mar. 9 Drawer 5. Folder 24. Newspaper, Magazine of the Midlands, 1983, Feb. 20 Drawer 5. Folder 25. Photocopies, articles, 1930-1983 Drawer 5. Folder 26. Moran receipts, 1982-1984 Drawer 5. Folder 27. Recording lists, compiled by John Moran, 1983-1984 Drawer 5. Folder 28. Scrapbook preservation, 1983 Drawer 5. Folder 29. Sheet music lists, publishers sources, 1981-1984 Drawer 5. Folder 30. Sheet music, purchases, 1981-1982 Drawer 5. Folder 31. Special interest documents, 1951-1984Item 1. Letters, between Ruth Etting and John Moran, 1973 Item 2. Pencil, advertising Ruth Etting ice cream, 1984 Item 3. Correspondence, score, and parts of "Maybe-Who Knows," 1983 Item 4. Ruth Etting family tree, undated Item 5. Ruth Etting anniversary card, photograph of Myrl Alderman and Etting, 1951 Item 6. Ruth Etting funeral program, 1978 Drawer 5. Folder 32. Program, "Songs of Ruth Etting," Friends of the UNL Libraries, 1992, Feb. (See also videos in drawer 1) Drawer 5. Folder 33. Premiere, 1992, Mar., Apr., May Drawer 5. Folder 34. Article, "Ruth Etting: Singing on Film" by Kenneth Irwin, Classic Images, no. 213, pg. 20, 24, 26, 1993, Mar. Drawer 5. Folder 35-36. Miscellaneous legal documents, collected by Kenneth Irwin, 1937-1948 Drawer 5. Folder 37. Documents on short subjects, collected by Ken Irwin, 1931-1993 Drawer 5. Folder 38. Copies, from New Complete Book of the American Musical Theater, by David Ewen, New York: Holt, Reinhart, Winston, on Ziegfeld Follies and Whoopee productions, 1970 Drawer 5. Folder 39. Music score, "Love in the Afternoon" Etting and Myrl Alderman, gift of Valerie Wycoff, about 2003 Drawer 5. Folder 40. Recollections on Etting, by Johnny Green, 1983 Drawer 5. Folder 41. Published scoresItem 1. Vocal selections from Whoopee, music by Walter Donaldson, NY, Macmillan Performing Arts Music, 1928 Item 2. Robbins Hollywood Dance Folio, NY, Robbins Music, about 1936 Drawer 5. Folder 42. Etting display materials, Susan Messerli, 1989 Drawer 5. Folder 43. ProgramsItem 1. "An Evening with Ruth Etting" by Donna Harler and the Nebraska Vocal Arts Ensemble, 1992, Feb. 1 Item 2. "Ten Cents a Dance: a Tribute to Ruth Etting" starring Andrea Marcovicci, Thorpe Opera House, David City, Nebraska, 1997, Oct. 11 Drawer 5. Folder 44. Letter, brochures, Larry Kass, Museum of Radio Broadcasting HistoryItem 1. Copies, letters from Ruth Etting to Larry Kass, about 1970s Item 2. Brochure, from The John Milton Williams Museum of Radio Broadcasting History, 2007 Drawer 5. Folder 45. Correspondence, articles, photographs, photocopies, 2000-present Drawer 5. Folder 46. Display on Etting, Love Library, 2000, May Drawer 5. Folder 47. Poster session on Etting, Anita Breckbill, Laura Damuth, Music Library Association, 2000 Drawer 5. Folder 48. Paper on Etting, presentation materials, Anita Breckbill, Laura Damuth, 2000 Drawer 5. Folder 49. Paper on Etting, Laura Damuth, Anita Breckbill, 2000 Drawer 5. Folder 50. Correspondence, articles, David Johnson, 2010 Drawer 6. Folder 1. ScrapbooksItem 1. Scrapbook, with newspapers clippings, magazine articles, compiled by John Moran, 1926-1978 Item 2. Scrapbook, with newspapers clippings, magazine articles, compiled by John Moran, 1938 Item 3. Scrapbook, with book references, articles, discography, photographs, compiled by John Moran, 1927-1983 Drawer 6. Folder 2. Oversized scrapbook, with clippings compiled for Etting, undated Drawer 6. Folder 3. BooksItem 1. Eels, George, Ginger, Loretta & Irene Who? New York, Putnam, 1976 Item 2. Dickens, Homer, The Films of James Cagney, Secaucus, NJ, Citadel Press, 1972 Drawer 6. Folder 4. Recordings list, compiled by John Moran (green file box), about 1981-1984 Drawer 6. Folder 5. Sheet music list, compiled by John Moran (yellow file box), about 1981-1984 Drawer 6. Folder 6. Mmaterials on Etting for David City, Nebraska, presentation, record jacket notes, quotations on Ruth Etting, (black binder), 1983 Drawer 6. Folder 7. Reminiscences on Etting, by Dale Nichols (orange binder), 1983 Drawer 6. Folder 8. Sheet music list, covers collected by Moran, 1983-1984 Drawer 6. Folder 9. Artifacts, gift of Jim Bedoian, California, 1972Item 1. Brocade box with Chinese stamp and ink pad Item 2. Button with picture of Etting as a baby Item 3. Lined notebook paper, scribbled handwriting, labeled "Ruth to Papa" Series Cassette Tapes (30), Item-Level ListItem 1. The Original Recordings of Ruth Etting, copied from Columbia ML5050, 1955

Side 1: Shine on Harvest Moon, 1931; Mean to Me, 1929; Shaking the Blues Away, 1927; Out in the Cold Again, 1934; I'll Never Be the Same, 1932; At Sundown, 1927

Side 2: Love Me or Leave Me, 1928; Nevertheless, 1931; Sam, the Old Accordion Man, 1927; It All Depends on You, 1927; Take Me in Your Arms, 1932; Ten Cents a Dance, 1930

Item 2. Ruth Etting Highlights, David City, Nebraska, 1983, Mar. 16 Item 3. Ten Cents a Dance, Ruth Etting, L.P. AJA 5008, 1981

Side 1: Ten Cents a Dance; Button up Your Overcoat; Funny Dear What Love Can Do; But I Do, You Know I Do!; Mean to Me; I'm Yours; If I Could Be with You; Don't Tell Him What Happened; Body and Soul; Sam, the Old Accordian Man

Side 2: Dancing with Tears in My Eyes; Hello, Baby; What Wouldn't I Do; Could I? I Certainly Could; The Kiss Waltz; Shakin' the Blues away; You're the Cream in My Coffee; Lonesome and Sorry; Laughing at Life; Love Me or Leave Me

Item 4. First Ladies of Radio, Ruth Etting, Vaughn De Leath, produced at WKNH-FM, Lou and Phyllis Dumont and Carlotta Dale 1979 Item 5. Ruth Etting, Nostalgia Shop, Denver, Colorado, tape one

Side 1: After You've Gone, 1927; My Man, 1927; I'm Yours, 1930; Laughing at Life, 1930; The Kiss Waltz, 1930; Don't Tell Her, 1930; But I Do, 1926; Lonesome and Sorry, 1926; Sing Me a Baby Song, 1927; At Sundown, 1927

Side 2: Just a Bird's Eye View, 1926; Thinking of You, 1926; Sunny Boy, 1928; I Still Keep Dreaming of You, 1928; When You're with Somebody, 1928; Back in Your Own Backyard, 1928; Hoosier Sweetheart, 1927; Wistful and Blue, 1927; I'm Good for Nothing, 1931; I'm Falling in Love, 1931; Button up Your Overcoat, 1929

Item 6. Ruth Etting, Nostalgia Shop, Denver, Colorado, tape two

Side 1: Dancing With Tears in My Eyes, 1930; Whose Honey Are You, 1935; I'm Facing the Music, 1935; Zing Went the Strings of My Heart, 1935; Shine on Harvest Moon, 1935; Tormented, 1936; You, 1936; Somebody Loves Me, 1947; Out of This World, 1947; This Is the Night, 1947; Funny That Way, 1947

Side 2: By the Light of the Silvery Moon, 1947; Do You Ever Think of Me, 1947; All of Me, 1947; Love Me or Leave Me, 1928; Nevertheless, 1931; Sam, the Old Accordion Man, 1927; It All Depends on You, 1927; Take Me in Your Arms, 1932; Ten Cents a Dance, 1928

Item 7. Ruth Etting: Reflections, 1927-1935, copied from Take Two Records, LP TT203, 1978

Side 1: Keep Sweeping the Cobwebs, 1927; Varsity Drag, 1927; I'm Falling in Love, 1931; All of Me, 1931; The Right Kind of Man, 1929; Hold Me, 1933; Faded Summer Love, 1931

Side 2: With My Eyes Wide Open, 1923; Everything I Have Is Yours, 1933; Keep Romance Alive, 1934; A Needle in a Haystack, 1934; What about Me; Why Dream, 1935; Good Night Sweetheart, 1931

Item 8. Ruth Etting: Encores, copied from Take Two Records, TT 211, 1981

Side 1: Happy Days and Lonely Nights, 1928; Because My Baby Don't Mean, 1928; Walkin' Around in a Dream, 1929; I'm Nobody's Baby, 1927; Now I'm in Love, 1929; More Than You Know, 1929; Maybe, Who Knows, 1929

Side 2: Out of Nowhere, 1931; Cuban Love Song, 1931; Dancing in the Moonlight, 1933; Build a Little Home, 1933; Holding My Honey's Hand, 1932; What Is Sweeter, 1933; March Winds and April Showers, 1935

Item 9. Ruth Etting, 1973 Item From Ruth Etting, tape one, 1973

Side 1: Lonesome and Sorry, 1926; It All Depends on You, 1927; I'm Nobody's Baby, 1928; When You're with Somebody Else, 1928; I Ain't Got Nobody, 1928; Dancing with Tears in My Eyes, 1930; If I Could Be with You, 1930; Overnight (I Found You), 1931; Love Is Like That, 1931; Falling in Love Again, 1931

Side 2: Faithfully Yours, 1931; Good Night Sweetheart, 1931; I'll Never Be the Same, 1932; Take Me in Your Arms, 1932; Try a Little Tenderness, 1933; Close Your Eyes, 1933; Shine on Harvest Moon, 1936; It's a Sin to Tell a Lie, 1936; There's a Lull in My Life, 1937; Good Night My Love, 1937

Item 10. From Ruth Etting, tape two, 1973

Side 1: Hello Baby, 1926; Deed I Do, 1926; My Man, 1927; After You've Gone, 1927; Together We Two, 1927; Don't Leave Me Daddy, 1928; Happy Days, Lonely Nights, 1928; Glad Rag Doll, 1929; Love Me or Leave Me, 1928; Mean to Me, 1929

Side 2: Maybe, Who Knows, 1929; Deep Night, 1929; More Than You Know, 1929; A Cottage for Sale, 1930; Ten Cents a Dance, 1930; Nevertheless, 1931; All of Me, 1931; Summer Is Over, 1933; Out in the Cold Again, 1934; You, 1937

Item 11. Ruth Etting from Bill Kearney, tape two

Side 1: You're the One I Care for, 1931; Say a Little Prayer for Me, 1931; Moonlight Saving Time, 1931; Tomorrow Who Cares, 1934; Stay as Sweet as You Are, 1934; I've Got an Invitation to a Dance, 1934; Am I to Blame?, 1934; Things Might Have Been So Different, 1935; Life Is a Song, 1935; It's Easy to Remember, 1935; Cigars, Cigarettes!, 1931; Have You Forgotten?, 1931; Love Letters in the Sand, 1931; Me!, 1931

Side 2: If I Didn't Have You, 1931; Happy Go Lucky You, 1932; Lazy Day, 1932; You're My Past, Present and Future, 1933; No More Love, 1933; Tired of It All, 1934; Were Your Ears Burning?, 1934; May I Have the Next Romance with You?, 1936; It's Swell of You, 1936; On a Little Dream Ranch, 1936

Item 12. Ruth Etting, from 78 r.p.m.s, John Moran Collection

Side 1: I Still Keep Dreaming of You, 1928; Sonny Boy, 1928; Ramona, 1928; Say "Yes" Today, 1928; Crying for the Carolines, 1929; If He Cared, 1929; I'm Walking around in a Dream, 1929; The One in the World, 1929; I Ain't Got Nobody, 1926; That's Why I Love You, 1926

Side 2: Dew-Dew-Dewey Day, 1927; Wherever You Go, Whatever You Do, 1927; The Song Is Ended, 1927; Together We Two, 1927; You've Got Those "Wanna Go Back Again" Blues, 1926; What a Man; Because My Baby Don't Mean Maybe Now, 1928; Beloved, 1928; The Song Is Ended, 1927; Together We Two, 1927

Item 13. Ruth Etting to Bill Kearney, tape one

But I Do, You Know I Do; Lonesome and Sorry; I Ain't Got Nobody; Hello, Baby,; Just a Bird's Eye View; Thinking of You; Deed I Do; Sam, the Old Accordion Man; It All Depends on You; Hoosier Sweetheart; Wistful and Blue; At Sundown; Sing Me A Baby Song; Keep Dusting the Cobwebs off the Moon

Item 14. Ruth Etting from Bill Kearney, Kokomo, Indiana, 1982, June

Side 1: So Is Your Old Lady, 1926; Could I? I Certainly Could, 1926; Stars, 1926; There's Nothing Sweeter, 1926; Linger a Little Longer, 1933; How Can I Go on without You?, 1933; Lost, 1936; It's Been So Long, 1936; There's Something in the Air, 1936; That's Why I Love You, 1926; Just Once Again, 1927; Swanee Shore, 1927; You Don't Like It, Not Much, 1927; Blue River, 1927

Side 2: Just A Little Bit of Heaven, 1927; I Must Be Dreaming, 1928; Blue Bird Sing Me a Song, 1928; Beloved, 1928; Lonely Little Bluebird, 1928; You're in Love & I'm in Love, 1928; To Know You Is to Love You, 1929; At Twilight, 1929; A Place to Call Home, 1929; Funny, Dear, What Love Can Do, 1930; It Happened in Monterrey, 1930; Exactly Like You, 1930; I Never Dreamt, 1930; Just a Little Closer, 1930

Item 15. Ruth Etting Interview from Bill Kearney (not available)

Possibly a radio broadcast tape, host interviews Etting in Colorado Springs, with intervening Etting song recordings

Item 16. Ruth Etting, Bud Comte, David City Centennial, 1973

Side 1: The Voice in the Old Village Choir, 1932; Summer Is Over, 1933; Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, 1934; Out in the Cold Again, 1934; You, 1936; In the Chapel in the Moonlight, 1936; Faithfully Yours, 1931; Shine on Harvest Moon, 1935; Shaking the Blues Away, 1927; I'll Never Be the Same, 1932; At Sundown, 1927; Sam, the Old Accordion Man, 1927; It All Depends on You, 1927; Take Me in Your Arms, 1932; Ten Cents a Dance, 1930

Side 2: The Original Torch Singers, copied from LP Take Two TT207, 1980; I'm Good for Nothing But Love, 1931; What I Wouldn't Do for That Man, 1929; Easy Come, Easy Go, 1934; Riptide, 1934

Item 17. Ruth Etting, misc.

Side 1: Button up Your Overcoat; What Wouldn't I Do for That Man; Shine on Harvest Moon; Talking to Myself; When We're Alone; I'll Follow You; I'll Never Have to Dream Again; It All Belongs to Me (excerpt)

Side 2: Too Late (excerpt); Cuban Love Song (excerpt); If I Should; You've Got Me Crying Again (excerpt); Take My Heart; Who'll Buy My Song of Love; Holiday Sweethearts; It's Love Magic; I Want to Wander in the Meadow; For Sentimental Reasons; Shine on Harvest Moon 1947; Look in the Mirror; At Last

Item 18. Ruth Etting, Radio Programs, RCA Magic Key, Dodge Program, Al Lyons, Rudy Vallee (not available)

Side 1: You; Who's Honey Are You; I'm Facing the Music; Zing Went the Strings of My Heart; Shine pn Harvest Moon; WHN Radio Show, June 13, 1947; By the Light of the Silvery Moon; Do You Ever Think of Me; Sentimental; All of Me

Side 2: Look in the Mirror; At Last; Dancing with Tears in My Eyes; For Sentimental Reasons; Shine on Harvest Moon; Somebody Loves Me; Out of This World; This Is the Night; Funny That Way; Hawaiian Paradise

Item 19. John and Vi Alderman, Northbrook, Chicago, IL, side 1 and 2, 1982, Mar. 26 Item 20. John and Vi Alderman, Northbrook, Chicago, IL, side 3, 1982, Mar. 26 Item 21. Ruth Etting, short subjects, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1982, Mar. 22

Side 1: Roseland, 1930: Let Me Sing & I'm Happy; Dancing with Tears in My Eyes; One Good Turn, 1930; If I Could Be with You; The Kiss Waltz; Don't Tell Her What's Happened to Me; Words & Music, 1931: Now That You're Gone; Freshman Love, 1931: She's Funny That Way

Side 2: Old Lace, 1931: Pretty Baby; Let Me Call You Sweetheart; A Regular Trouper, 1932: Without That Man; Why Did It Have to Be Me; A Mail Bride, 1932: Auf Wiedersehn; When We're Alone; Can't We Talk It Over; Artistic Temper, 1932: That's What Heaven Means to Me; Loveable; What a Life

Item 22. Ruth Etting, short subjects, 1982, Mar. 23

Side 1: The Modern Cinderella, 1932: Pretty Cinderella; It Was So Beautiful; Bye-Gones, 1931: Melancholy Baby; Smile for Me; I'll Follow You; Along Came Ruth, 1933: Shine on Harvest Moon; Moonlight on the River; I Don't Know Why; Crashing the Gate, 1933: Play, Fiddle, Play; Sitting on a Rainbow; That's Something to Be Thankful For; No Contest, 1934: Easy Come, Easy Go; A Thousand Good-Nights

Side 2: Hips, Hips, Hooray, 1934: Keep Romance Alive

Item 23. Ruth Etting Movie Short Subjects Sound Tracks

Side 1: Bit from unknown short with R.E. song (runs slow); Artistic Temper, 1932

Side 2: Mail Order Bride, 1932

Item 24. Ruth Etting, Hello Baby, copied from LP Biograph BLP-C-11, 1973

Side 1: Hello Baby, 1926; I'm Bringing a Red, Red Rose, 1928; You're the Cream in My Coffee, 1929; Glad Rag Doll, 1929; I'll Get by as Long as I Have You, 1929; Button up Your Overcoat, 1929; Ain't Misbehavin', 1929; My Blackbirds are Bluebirds Now, 1928

Side 2: Deed I Do, 1926; I'll Be Blue Just Thinking of You, 1930; If I Could Be with You, 1930; Body & Soul, 1930; Guilty, 1931; Now That You've Gone, 1931; Just One More Chance, 1931

Item 25. Interview, Grace Griffin, David City, Nebraska (not available), 1982, June 28 Item 26. Interview, Lydia Vernon Shrader, 1982, July 7 Item 27. Interviews

Side 1: Willa & Fred Stafford interview, 1982, July 7

Side 2: Dick Reid interview, 1982, July 7

Item 28. David Triis; Boulder, CO, from 78 r.p.m.s

Side 1: I Want to Meander in the Meadow

Side 2: Now I'm in Love

Item 28. "Nebraska Nightly" segment, Ruth Etting, produced by Beth Schenker, KUCV, 1992, Mar.

Side 1: Interview, Donna Harler

Side 2: Interview, Bernie Mason

Drawer 7. Film, video, audio cassettesItem 1. Unidentified film Item 2. Oversize video cassette, Conference on Career Education for Professionals in Entertainment, Walt Disney Productions and U.S. Office of Education/Career Education (non-Etting), 1978
Series Reel-to-Reel Tape Content ListItem 1. Ruth Etting, 1926, Apr.-1927, Feb.

There's Nothing Sweeter Than a Sweet, Sweet Sweetie, 1926, Apr.; So, Is Your Old Lady, 1926, Apr.; Lonesome and Sorry, 1926, Apr.; Could I? I Certainly Could, 1926, Apr.; But I Do, You Know I Do, 1926, Apr.; That's Why I Love You, 1926, July; I Ain't Got Nobody, 1926, July; Stars, 1926, July; Hello, Baby, 1926, July; Wistful and Blue, 1926, Nov.; Just A Bird's Eye View of My Old Kentucky Home, 1926, Nov.; Thinking of You, 1926, Nov.; Deed I Do, 1926, Dec.; On A Dew-Dew-Dewey Day, 1927, Feb.; Wherever You Go-Whatever You Do, 1927, Feb.

Item 2. Ruth Etting, 1927, Feb.-1927, July

Hoosier Sweetheart, 1927, Feb.; It All Depends on You, 1927, Feb.; My Man, 1927, Mar.; I'm Nobody's Baby, 1927, Mar.; After You've Gone, 1927, Mar.; Sam, The Old Accordion Man, 1927, Mar.; At Sundown, 1927, June; Sing Me a Baby Song, 1927, June; You Don't Like It-Not Much!, 1927, July; Swanee Shore, 1927, July

Item 3. Ruth Etting, 1927, July-1927, Dec.

Just Once Again, 1927, July; Shaking The Blues Away, 1927, Aug.; It All Belongs To Me (excerpt), 1927, Aug.; Together, We Two, 1927, Nov.; The Song Is Ended, 1927, Nov.; (Love Is) Just a Little Bit of Heaven, 1927, Nov.; I Ain't Got Nobody, 1927, Nov.; Blue River, 1927, Nov.; Don't Leave Me, Daddy, 1927, Nov.; The Varsity Drag, 1927, Dec.

Item 4. Ruth Etting, 1927, Dec.-1928, Oct.

Keep Sweeping the Cobwebs off the Moon, 1927, Dec.; Back in Your Own Backyard, 1928, Jan.; When You're with Somebody Else, 1928, Jan.; Ramona, 1928, Mar.; Bluebird Sing Me a Song, 1928, Mar.; I Must Be Dreaming, 1928, Mar.; Say "Yes" Today, 1928, Mar.; Happy Days and Lonely Nights, 1928, May; Because My Baby Don't Mean Maybe Now, 1928, May; Beloved, 1928, May; Lonely Little Bluebird, 1928, June; I Still Keep Dreaming of You, 1928, Sept.; Sonny Boy, 1928, Sept.; My Blackbirds Are Bluebirds Now, 1928, Oct.; You're in Love and I'm in Love, 1928, Oct.

Item 5. Ruth Etting, 1928, Dec.-1929, Sept.

I'm Bringing a Red, Red Rose, 1928, Dec.; Love Me or Leave Me, 1928, Dec.; You're the Cream In My Coffee, 1929, Jan.; To Know You Is to Love You, 1929, Jan.; Glad Rag Doll, 1929, Jan.; I'll Get by, 1929, Feb.; Button up Your Overcoat, 1929, Mar.; Mean to Me, 1929, Mar.; Deep Night, 1929, Mar.; Maybe-Who Knows?, 1929, Mar.; The One in the World, 1929, May; I'm Walkin' around in a Dream, 1929, May; I Want to Meander in the Meadow, 1929, June; Now I'm in Love, 1929, June; Ain't Misbehavin, 1929, Sept.

Item 6. Ruth Etting, 1929, Sept.-1930, June

At Twilight, 1929, Sept.; What Wouldn't I Do for That Man? 1929, Oct.; The Right Kind of Man, 1929, Oct.; More Than You Know, 1929, Nov.; A Place to Call Home, 1929, Nov.; If He Cared, 1929, Dec.; Crying For the Carolines, 1929, Dec.; Ten Cents a Dance (Simple Simon), 1930, Mar.; Funny, Dear, What Love Can Do, 1930, Mar.; Let Me Sing and I'm Happy, 1930, Mar.; A Cottage for Sale, 1930, Mar.; It Happened in Monterey, 1930, Mar.; Exactly Like You, 1930, Mar.; Dancing with Tears in My Eyes, 1930, May; I Never Dreamt, 1930, June

Item 7. Ruth Etting, 1930, Aug.-1931, May

Don't Tell Her What's Happened to Me, 1930, Aug.; The Kiss Waltz, 1930, Aug.; I'm Yours, 1930, Aug.; Just a Little Closer, 1930, Sept.; I'll Be Blue Just Thinking of You, 1930, Sept.; If I Could Be with You, 1930, Sept.; Body and Soul, 1930, Sept.; Laughing at Life, 1930, Sept.; Overnight, 1930, Jan.; Love Is Like That, 1930, Jan.; You're the One I Care For, 1931, Jan.; Falling in Love Again, 1931, Apr.; Out of Nowhere, 1931, Apr.; Say a Little Prayer for Me, 1931, Apr.; Faithfully Yours, 1931, May

Item 8. Ruth Etting, 1931, May-1931, Oct.

Moonlight Saving Time, 1931, May; Without That Gal, 1931, June; Nevertheless, 1931, June; I'm Good for Nothing but Love, 1931, July; I'm Falling in Love, 1931, July; Just One More Chance, 1931, July; Have You Forgotten? 1931, July; Cigarettes, Cigars, 1931, July; Shine on, Harvest Moon, 1931, July; Guilty, 1931, Sept.; Now That You've Gone, 1931, Sept.; Love Letters in the Sand, 1931, Sept.; Me! 1931, Sept.; If I Didn't Have You, 1931, Oct.; Let Me Call You Sweetheart, 1931, Oct.

Item 9. Ruth Etting, 1931, Oct.-1932, Oct.

A Faded Summer Love, 1931, Oct.; Goodnight Sweetheart, 1931, Oct.; Too Late (excerpt), 1931, Dec.; Cuban Love Song, 1931, Dec.; All of Me, 1931, Dec.; When We're Alone, 1932, Mar.; Can't We Talk It Over? 1932, Mar.; Happy-Go-Lucky You, 1932, May; That's What Heaven Means to Me, 1932, May; That's Something to Be Thankful For, 1932, May; The Voice in the Old Village Choir, 1932, May; Lazy Day, 1932, June; Holding My Honey's Hand, 1932, June; It Was So Beautiful, 1932, July; I'll Never Be the Same, 1932, July; I'll Follow You, 1932, Oct.; I'll Never Have to Dream Again, 1932, Oct.

Item 10. Ruth Etting, 1932, Dec.-1935

Take Me in Your Arms, 1932, Dec.; Try a Little Tenderness, 1933, Feb.; How Can I Go on without You, 1933, Mar.; Linger a Little Longer in the Twilight, 1933, Mar.; You've Got Me Crying Again (excerpt), 1933, Mar.; Hold Me, 1933, Mar.; No More Love, 1933, Sept.; Build a Little Home, 1933, Sept.; You're My Past, Present and Future, 1933, Sept.; Dancing in The Moonlight, 1933, Sept.; What Is Sweeter, 1933, Sept.; Summer Is Over, 1933, Sept.; Everything I Have Is Yours, 1933, Sept.; Close Your Eyes, 1933, Sept.; Tired of It All, 1933, Jan.; Keep Romance Alive, 1934, Jan.

Item 11. Ruth Etting, 1933, Feb.-1935, Mar.

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, 1933, Feb.; Riptide, 1933, May; Easy Come, Easy Go, 1933, May; With My Eyes Wide Open, I'm Dreaming, 1933, May; Were Your Ears Burning, 1933, May; Talkin' to Myself, 1933, Aug.; Tomorrow Who Cares, 1933, Aug.; What about Me? 1933, Aug.; Out in the Cold Again, 1933, Aug.; Stay as Sweet as You Are, 1933, Nov.; A Needle in a Haystack, 1933, Nov.; Am I to Blame? 1933, Nov.; I've Got an Invitation to a Dance, 1933, Nov.; Things Might Have Been So Diff'rent, 1935, Feb.; March Winds and April Showers, 1935, Feb.; It's Easy to Remember, 1935, Mar.

Item 12. Ruth Etting, 1935, Mar.-1937, Mar.

It's Easy to Remember, 1935, Mar.; Life Is a Song, 1935, Mar.; Why Dream? 1935, July; Lost, 1936, Mar.; It's Been So Long, 1936, Mar.; You, 1936, Aug.; It's Love Again (excerpt), 1936, Aug.; It's a Sin to Tell a Lie, 1936, Aug.; Take My Heart (excerpt), 1936, Aug.; Holiday Sweethearts (excerpt), 1936, Sept.; Who'll Buy My Song of Love? (excerpt), 1936, Sept.; Goodnight My Love, 1936, Dec.; In the Chapel in the Moonlight, 1936, Dec.; May I Have the Next Romance with You? 1936, Dec.; It's Swell of You, 1937, Mar.; On a Little Dream Ranch, 1937, Mar.; There's a Lull in My Life, 1937, Mar.

Item 13. Sent to John Moran by Ruth Etting, 1926-1936

Side One: Hello Baby, 1926; Deed I Do, 1926; My Man, 1927; After You've Gone, 1927; Together We Two, 1927; Don't Leave Me Daddy, 1928; Happy Days Lonely Nights, 1928; Love Me or Leave Me, 1928; Glad Rag Doll, 1929; Mean to Me, 1929

Side Two: Maybe Who Knows, 1929; Deep Night, 1929; More Than You Know, 1929; A Cottage for Sale, 1930; Ten Cents a Dance, 1930; Nevertheless, 1931; All of Me, 1931; Summer Is Over, 1933; Out in the Cold Again, 1934; You, 1936

Item 14. Ruth Etting, 1926-1937

Side One: Lonesome and Sorry, 1926; It All Depends on You, 1927; I'm Nobody's Baby, 1928; When You're with Somebody Else, 1928; I Ain't Got Nobody, 1928; Dancing with Tears in My Eyes, 1930; If I Could Be with You, 1930; Overnight (I Found You), 1931; Love Is Like That, 1931; Falling in Love Again, 1931

Side Two: Faithfully Yours, 1931; Goodnight Sweetheart, 1931; I'll Never Be the Same, 1932; Take Me in Your Arms, 1932; Try a Little Tenderness, 1933; Close Your Eyes, 1933; Shine on Harvest Moon, 1935; It's a Sin to Tell a Lie, 1936; There's a Lull in My Life, 1937; Goodnight My Love, 1936

Item 15. Ruth Etting compilation by Gary Williams, reel 1, motion picture, television themes, 1973

Side One: Exodus; Yesterday; Strangers In The Night; Smiles; Ebb Tide; Exodus; Midnight In Moscow; MaLaguena; Exodus

Side Two: Mutiny on the Bounty; Exodus; The Great Escape; Caesar and Cleopatra; Lawrence of Arabia; How the West Was Won; El Cid Overture; The Sound of Music; Green Leaves of Summer; Greensleeves

Item 16. Ruth Etting compilation by Gary Williams, reel 2, early canaries (pioneer women recording artists), 1973

Side One: Together We Two, Ruth Etting; Daddy, Won't You Please Come Home, Annette Hanshaw; Body and Soul, Helen Morgan; I May Be Wrong, Libby Holman; Sometimes I'm Happy, Vaughn DeLeath; I Ain't Got Nobody to Love, Aileen Stanley; A Good Man Is Hard to Find, Marion Harris; That's My Weakness Now, Helen Kane; Hard Hearted Hannah, Belle Baker; Freckles, Nora Bayes; Stormy Weather, Ethel Waters; Sharing, Kate Smith; I'm in the Mood for Love, Francis Langford

Side Two: If the Man in the Moon Was a Coon, Ada Jones; A Garden in the Rain, Jane Froman; I'm Doing What I'm Doing for Love, Sophie Tucker; When a Woman Loves a Man, Fannie Brice; Funeral Blues, Blossom Seeley; How Sorry You'll Be, Esther Walker; Oh! By Jingo! Margaret Young; When the Preacher Makes You Mine, Adele Rowland; Mama Goes Where Papa Goes, Jane Green; I'm on My Way Home, Kitty O'Connor; Am I Blue, Helen Richards; I'd Love to Call You My Sweetheart, Greta Woodson; Looking at the World through Rose-Colored Glasses, Jane Grey

Item 17. Ruth Etting compilation by Gary Williams, reel 3, very favorite old-time popular recordings, 1924-1934, 1973

Side One: Away From You, Roy Smeck; Back in Your Own Backyard, Al Jolson; The King of Borneo, Frank Crumit; Love Me or Leave Me, Ruth Etting; Ramona, Gene Austin; I'm Bringing a Red, Red Rose, George Olson's Orch.; Me and My Shadow, Johnny Marvin; Going' Home, Nick Lucas; I'm Waitin' for You, Liza Jane, Vernon Dalhart; Hello Baby, Ruth Etting, Art Kahn's Orchestra

Side Two: Ol' Man River, Al Jolson; Mean to Me, Ruth Etting; My Melancholy Baby, Gene Austin; Because My Baby Don't Mean Maybe, George Olson's Orch.; I Get the Blues When It Rains, Johnny Marvin & Ed Smalle; My Memory, Al Jolson; Out in the Cold Again, Ruth Etting; Forgive Me, Gene Austin; Bye, Bye Blues, Johnny Marvin; I'll Get by, Bing Crosby, IPANA Troubadours

Item 18. Ruth Etting compilation by Gary Williams, reel 4, bands of the 1920s, 1971

Side One: When You're Counting the Stars, Leo Reisman; Needin' You Like I Do, Leo Reisman; Hello Swanee, Hello, Ben Bernie; Button up Your Overcoat, Ben Bernie; Angry, Johnny Hamp; Bluegrass, Johnny Hamp; Somebody's Lonely, Henry Burr & Roger Wolfe Kahn; Among My Souvenirs, Henry Burr & Roger Wolfe Kahn; Why Should I Say I'm Sorry, Nat Shilkret; Dusky Stevedore, Nat Shilkret

Side Two: Old Man Sunshine; George Olson; Varsity Drag, George Olson; Rhythm Kings, Coon Sanders; Why Don't My Dreams Come True, Coon Sanders; Don't Wake Me up, Let Me Dream, Howard Lanin; Melancholy You, Howard Lanin; Coconut Trot, Abe Lyman; Dream House, Abe Lyman; Me and My Shadow, Victor Arden and Phil Ohmam; Ro-Ro-Rollin' Along, Victor Arden and Phil Ohmam

Item 19. Ruth Etting compilation by Gary Williams, reel 5, favorite Ruth Etting recordings, 1972

Side One: Hello Baby, with Art Kahn's Orchestra, 1926; Deed I Do, 1926; My Man, 1927; After You're Gone, 1927; Together We Two, 1927; Keep Sweeping the Cobwebs off the Moon, 1927; Don't Leave Me Daddy, 1928; I Must Be Dreaming, 1928; Happy Days and Lonely Nights, 1928; I Still Keep Dreaming of You, 1928; Sonny Boy, 1928

Side Two; A Cottage For Sale, 1930; Body And Soul, 1930; Ten Cents a Dance, 1930; Nevertheless, 1931; All of Me, 1931; A Voice in the Old Village Choir, 1932; Summer Is Over, 1933; Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, 1934; Out in the Cold Again, 1934; You, 1936; In the Chapel in the Moonlight, 1936

Item 20. Songs of the 20s and 40s; Duo-Art Piano Rolls, "Ruth Etting bequest," undated

Side One; Donaldson Medley, Walter Donaldson; Little White House, Rube Bloom; Side by Side, Pauline Alpert; Normandy, Rube Bloom; Collegiate, Frank Banta; Yes Sir That's My Baby, Edythe Baker; Where's My Sweetie Hiding? Edythe Baker; Valencia, Alan Moran and Rube Bloom (duet); Doodle Doo Doo, Herbert Clair

Side Two: Painting the Clouds with Sunshine, Eddie Duchin; Carolina in the Morning, Henry Lange; Bye Bye Blackbird, Tom Alter; Close Your Eyes, Frank Milne; At Peace with the World, Phil Ohman; Pagan Love Song, Robert Armbruster; Easy to Love, Bob Edgeworth; I've Got You Under My Skin, Bob Edgeworth

Item 21. Bill Coffman plays Ruth Etting Favorites, undated, selected by Jim Bedoian, 1975

Side One; After You've Gone; Love Me Or Leave Me; Maybe Who Knows; Nevertheless; Shine On Harvest Moon; Home; Try A Little Tenderness; Hold Me; With My Eyes Wide Open I'm Dreaming; You're My Everything; Out In The Cold Again; The Song Is Ended

Item 22. Ruth Etting Time, radio broadcast, WHN, New York, with Myrl Alderman, John Connelly (announcer), 1947, June 13

Side One: By The Light Of The Silvery Moon; Do You Ever Think Of Me; The Way You Look Tonight; All of Me

Side One-B: I Got It Bad; There'll Be Some Changes Made; Oh, You Beautiful Doll; After You've Gone, recorded in Florida, 1958

Side Two: Auf Wiedersehn; Keep Romance Alive; No More Love; My Mother's Eyes

Item 23. Ruth Etting compilation, by Gary Williams, reel 6, favorite Ruth Etting recordings, 1926-1937

Side One: Hello Baby, Etting with Art Kahn Orchestra, 1926; Deed I Do, 1926; My Man, 1927; After You've Gone, 1927; Together We Two, 1927; Keep Sweeping the Cobwebs Off, 1927; Don't Leave Me Daddy, 1928; I Must Be Dreaming, 1928; Happy Days and Lonely Nights, 1928; I Still Keep Dreaming of You, 1928; Sonny Boy, 1928; I'm Bringing a Red, Red Rose, 1928; Love Me or Leave Me, 1928; Gladrag Doll, 1929; Mean to Me, 1929

Side Two: Maybe, Who Knows; Deep Night, 1929; More Than You Know, 1929; If He Cared, 1929; A Cottage for Sale, 1930; Body and Soul, 1930; Ten Cents a Dance, 1935; Nevertheless, 1931; All of Me, 1931; A Voice in the Old Village Choir, 1932; Summer is Over, 1933; Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, 1934; Out in the Cold Again, 1934; You, 1936, In the Chapel on the Moonlight, 1936

Item 24. Ruth Etting compilation, by Gary Williams, reel 7, Ruth Etting ballads, 20 selected favorites, 1926-1937

Side One: Lonesome and Sorry, 1926; It All Depends on You, 1927; I'm Nobody's Baby, 1927; When You're with Someone Else, 1928; I Ain't Got Nobody, 1928; Dancing with Tears in My Eyes, 1930; If I Could Be with You, 1930; Overnight, 1931; Love Is Like That, 1931; Falling in Love Again, 1931

Side Two: Faithfully Yours, 1931; Goodnight Sweetheart, 1931; I'll Never Be the Same, 1932; Take Me in Your Arms, 1932; Try a Little Tenderness, 1933; Close Your Eyes, 1933; Shine on Harvest Moon, 1935; It's a Sin to Tell a Lie, 1936; There's a Lull in My Life, 1937; Goodnight My Love, 1936

Item 25. Ruth Etting compilation, by Gary Williams, reel 8, for Ruth Etting

Side One: Interview with Joe Venuti by Gary Williams, July 26, 1972.

Side Two: My Very Favorite Al Jolson Recordings, selected by Gary Williams in 1973 from 1924-1935 Brunswick period

Item 26. Movie Shorts, 1930-1931

Let Me Sing and I'm Happy, from Roseland, Vitaphone, 1930; Dancing with Tears in My Eyes, from Roseland, Vitaphone, 1930; You're Always Sure of My Love for You, from Radio Salute (with Nat Shilkret's orchestra), Paramount, 1931; Loveable, from Artistic Temper, Paramount, 1931; What a Life, from Artistic Temper, Paramount, 1931; That's What Heaven Means to Me, from Artistic Temper, 1931.

Item 27. Ruth Etting, Complete Discography, reel 1, 1926-1927

Side One: Nothing Else To Do; Let's Talk About My Sweetie; So Is Your Old Lady; Could I? I Certainly Could; Lonesome and Sorry; But I Do, You Know I Do; What a Man; I Wanna Go Back Again Blues; That's Why I Love You; I Ain't Got Nobody; Hello Baby; Precious; Her Beaus Are Only Rainbows

Side Two: Stars; There's Nothing Sweeter; Thinking of You; Just a Bird's-eye-view; Deed I Do; There ain't No Maybe in My Baby's Eyes; It All Depends on You; Sam, the Old Accordion Man; Wistful and Blue; Hoosier Sweetheart; Dew, Dew, Dewey Day; Wherever You Go; My Man; After You've Gone

Item 28. Ruth Etting, Complete Discography, reel 2, 1927-1928

Side One; At Sundown; Sing Me a Baby Song; Swanee Shore; Just Once Again; I'm Nobody's Baby; You Don't Like it-Not Much; Shaking The Blues Away; It All Belongs To Me; Together We Two; The Song Is Ended; Blue River; Love is Just A Little Bit Of Heaven; Varsity Drag; Keep Sweeping the Cobwebs Off The Moon

Side Two: Back In Your Own Backyard; When You're With Someone Else; I Ain't Got Nobody; Don't Leave Me Daddy; Ramona; Say "Yes" Today; Bluebird Sing Me A Song; I Must Be Dreaming; Because My Baby Don't Mean Maybe; Beloved; Happy Days and Lonely Nights; Lonely Little Bluebird; I Still Keep Dreaming; Sonny Boy

Item 29. Ruth Etting, Complete Discography, reel 3, 1929-1930

Side One: My Blackbirds are Bluebirds Now; You're In Love And I'm In Love; Love Me Or Leave Me; I'm Bringing A Red, Red Rose; You're The Cream In My Coffee; To Know You Is To Love You; Gladrag Doll; I'll Get By; Button Up Your Overcoat; Mean To Me; Deep Night; Maybe, Who Knows; The One In The World; I'm Walking Around In A Dream

Side Two: I Want To Meander In The Meadow; Now I'm In Love; Ain't Misbehavin'; At Twilight; What Wouldn't I Do For That Man; The Right Kind Of Man; More Than You Know; A Place To Call Home; If He Cared; Crying For The Carolines; Ten Cents A Dance, 1930; Funny Dear, What Love Can Do, 1930; Let Me Sing And I'm Happy, 1930; A Cottage For Sale

Item 30. Ruth Etting, Complete Discography, reel 4, 1930-1931

Side One: It Happened In Monterey; Exactly Like You; I Remember You From Somewhere; Dancing With Tears In My Eyes; Dancing With Tears In My Eyes (solo); I Never Dreamt; Don't Tell Her; The Kiss Waltz; If I Could Be With You; Body And Soul; Just A Little Closer; I'll Be Blue, Just Thinking of You

Side Two: I'm Your's; Laughing At Life; Reaching For The Moon; Overnight; Love Is Like That; You're The One I Care For; Falling In Love Again; Were You Sincere?; Out of Nowhere; Say A Little Prayer For Me; Faithfully Yours; There Ought To Be A Moonlight Saving Time; Without That Gal (Man); Nevertheless

Item 31. Ruth Etting, Complete Discography, reel 5, 1931-1932

Side One: Cigarettes, Cigars; Shine On Harvest Moon; I'm Good For Nothing But Love; I'm Falling In Love; Just One More Chance; Have You Forgotten?; Guilty; Now That You're Gone; Love Letters In The Sand; Me; If I Didn't Have You; Let Me Call You Sweetheart; A Faded Summer Love; Goodnight Sweetheart

Side Two: Too Late; Cuban Love Song; All of Me; Home; When We're Alone; Kiss Me Goodnight; Love, You Funny Thing; Can't We Talk It Over? Happy-Go-Lucky You; That's What Heaven Means To Me; That's Something To Be Thankful For; The Voice In The Village Choir; Lazy Day; With Summer Coming On

Item 32. Ruth Etting, Complete Discography, reel 6, 1932-1934

Side One: Holding My Honey's Hand; The Night When Love Was Born; It Was So Beautiful; I'll Never Be The Same; I'll Follow You; I'll Never Have To Dream Again; Take Me In Your Arms; Someday We'll Meet Again; Hey! Young Fella; Try A Little Tenderness; You've Got Me Crying Again; Hold Me; Linger A Little Longer In the Twilight; How Can I Go On Without You?

Side Two: Summer is Over; Close Your Eyes; You're My Past, Present and Future; What Is Sweeter?; No More Love; Build A Little House; Dancing In The Moonlight; Everything I Have Is Yours; Tired Of It All, 1934; Keep Romance Alive; The Little Piggie; Smoke Gets In Your Eyes; Riptide; Easy Come, Easy Go

Item 33. Ruth Etting, Complete Discography, reel 7, 1934-1936

Side One: With My Eyes Wide Open I'm Dreaming; Were My Ears Burning Baby? Talking To Myself; Tomorrow Who Cares; What About Me? Out In The Cold Again; Stay As Sweet As You Are; A Needle In A Haystack; Am I To Blame? I've Got An Invitation To A Dance; Things Might Have Been So Different; March Winds And April Showers; It's Easy To Remember; Life Is A Song

Side Two: I Wished On The Moon; Why Dream; Ten Cents A Dance; Shine On Harvest Moon; Lost, 1936; It's Been So Long; It's Love Again; You; Take My Heart; It's A Sin To Tell a Lie; Holiday Sweethearts; Who'll Buy My Song Of Love?

Item 34. Top in Pops, includes selection sung by Ruth Etting, 1930-1935

Talking to Myself

Item 35. Tops in Pops, includes selections sung by Ruth Etting, 1930-1934

When We're Alone, 1930; I'll Follow You, 1930; I'll Never Have To Dream Again, 1930

Item 36. Folk Arts Old Time Tapes #2748, with songs from RCA Magic Key, July 28, 1936; Ruth Etting Show, WHN, June 13, 1947; Ruth Etting and Al Lyons, 1935; Ruth Etting Dodge Show, about 1935; Rudy Vallee shows 1947, Jan. 21, 28, and Feb. 4.

Side One: Who's Honey Are You?; I'm Facing The Music; Shine On Harvest Moon; For Sentimental Reasons; Shine On Harvest Moon

Side One-B: Somebody Loves Me; Out of The World; This Is The Night; Funny That Way

Side Two: By The Light Of The Silvery Moon; Do You Ever Think Of Me; All Of Me; Look In The Mirror; At Last; Dancing With Tears In My Eyes; For Sentimental Reasons; Shine On Harvest Moon; Somebody Loves Me; Out Of This World; This Is The Night; Funny That Way; Hawaiian Paradise; You; Tormented

Item 37. First Ladies Of Radio, Jessica Dragonette, Peg Lynch, produced at WKNH-FM, Lou and Phyllis Dumont and Carlotta Dale, 1979 Item 38. First Ladies Of Radio, Ruth Etting, Vaughn De Leath, produced at WKNH-FM, Lou and Phyllis Dumont and Carlotta Dale, 1979 Item 39. Messiah, University High Chorus, 1966

And The Glory Of The Lord; O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings; For Unto Us A Child Is Born; Glory To God In The Highest; Behold The Lamb Of God; Since By Man Came Death; Hallelujah Chorus

Item 40. Spirit of '78, Harry Warren, National Public Radio Broadcast, (non Etting) 1982, June 24



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