Tuesday, February 4, 2014

the Tuesday Song of the Week

Today you're getting a twofer,

We Couldn't Do Better Than That - Ruth Etting

Ruth was a HUGE singing star in the 1920s and '30s, in addition to being a very charming and unassuming person overall.  The kind who sews her own clothes and does her own housework.  (Yep, she really did that.)  She was also very careful with her money, and which allowed her to have a nice retirement.  

In spite of all the good about her, she was married to what my husband would call 'a maggot.'  Just a total scumbag, without a single redeeming bone in his body. She finally got rid of him after 15 years of marriage,  and found herself a good guy who adored her and who she adored.  

As good as the song above is, I really wanted to post her singing 'Without That Man,' but for some reason I can't get insert it here.  Here's the link anyway: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gjVf0GeDzE

Next up, a slightly similar style, from almost 65 years later.

'Prince Nez' - Squirrel Nut Zippers

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