Ruth Etting ‎– The Original Recordings Of Ruth Etting

Label:
Columbia Masterworks ‎– A-1120
Format:
Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, EP, Compilation, Mono
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Tracklist

A1 Shine On Harvest Moon 2:51
A2 Mean To Me 3:34
B1 Shaking The Blues Away 3:15
B2 Out In The Cold 2:55
C1 I'll Never Be The Same 3:22
C2 At Sundown 2:58
D1 Love Me Or Leave Me 3:22
D2 Nevertheless 2:46
E1 Sam, The Old Accordion Man 3:12
E2 It All Depends On You 3:04
F1 Take Me In Your Arms 3:03
F2 Ten Cents A Dance 3:19

Notes

These are late 1920s and 1930s recordings by torch singer Ruth Etting and this 45 rpm EP set contains the same recordings as the 12" LP issued on Columbia Masterworks ML 5050. Unlike the soundtrack album from the Etting biopic, "Love Me or Leave Me," with lavish orchestration by Percy Faith, Etting's original recordings mostly feature her accompanied by a solo piano. While the disc-to-master tape transfers of 1955 are not equal to what would have been done in the digital era, Columbia did a fairly good job in 1955 with these transfers, considering they lacked much dynamic range on the original 78 rpm discs and the fact that CBS did not own Columbia Records at the time these recordings were made.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (3-disc 45 rpm CD set, sequenced for record changers): ZEP34758-1A, ZEP34759-1B, ZEP37460-1A, ZEP37461-1D, ZEP34762-1B, ZEP34763-1D

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