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Ruth Etting
Goodnight My Love

In the early 1920s Ruth Etting began her show business career as a local nightclub singer in Chicago. By 1926 her popularity in Chicago had given rise to a radio show and her first recording contract. Ruth's big break came when she was given a spot in the 1927 edition of the Ziegfeld Follies in which she introduced the hit song Shaking the Blues Away. This was followed by several more appearances in Ziegfeld shows, including the very last Follies that Florenz Zeigfeld himself produced in 1931.

Throughout this period she also enjoyed a prolific recording career. Her stardom continued to rise during the 1930s and in some polls she was rated the most popular female vocalist in the country. Sadly, her private life did not mirror her show business success. A desperately unhappy marriage to Moe Snyder, a messy divorce, a shooting scandal of her future husband by Moe Snyder and a lawsuit against her prompted Ruth to escape the limelight and seek the solace of a private life.

This collection features recordings made from 1930, a highpoint in her career, to 1937, the year of Ruth's final commercial recording session prior to her premature retirement. Among these songs are Exactly Like You, Guilty and It's Swell Of You (from her last session).
  Track Song Title Date Time
1 Let Me Sing and I`m Happy 1930 3:15
2 It Happened in Monterey 1930 3:14
3 Exactly Like You 1930 3:11
4 Just a Little Closer 1930 2:58
5 Dancing With Tears in My Eyes 1930 2:47
6 You`re the One I Care For 1930 3:04
7 I`ll be Blue Just Thinking of You 1930 2:59
8 Love is Like That (What Can You Do?) 1931 3:17
9 (There Ought To Be A) Moonlight Savings Time 1931 2:59
10 When We`re Alone-Penthouse Serenade 1932 3:11
11 Close Your Eyes 1933 2:49
12 Were Your Eyes Burning Baby? 1934 2:38
13 It`s Swell of You 1937 3:03
14 Goodnight My Love 1936 3:11
15 Guilty 1931 3:19
16 The Night That Love Was Born 1932 3:18
17 Stay As Sweet as You Are 1934 2:49
18 Talking to Myself 1934 2:58
19 Life is a Song (Let`s Sing it Together) 1935 3:05
20 Now That You`re Gone 1931 3:31
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