Vocalist's Showcase Presenting Songs By
MARION HARRIS - BRUNSWICK 1
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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 1st group of Brunswick recordings at the
beginning of her period when her song interpretations were
becoming highly stylized and very unique.
1- MY CRADLE MELODY - REC 8/1922 - BRUNSWICK 2309
2- I’M JUST WILD ABOUT HARRY - REC 8/1922 - BRUNSWICK
3- SWEET INDIANA HOME - REC 8/1922 - BRUNSWICK 2310
4- BLUE - REC 8/1922 - BRUNSWICK 2310
5- HOMESICK - REC 9/1922 - BRUNSWICK 2329
6- CAROLINA IN THE MORNING - REC 9/1922 - BRUNSWICK
7- AGGRAVATIN’ PAPA - REC 10/1922 - BRUNSWICK 2345
8- HOT LIPS - REC 10/1922 - BRUNSWICK 2345
9- MISSISSIPPI CHOO CHOO - REC 11/1922 - BRUNSWICK 2361
10- WHO CARES? - REC 11/1922 - BRUNSWICK 2361
11- I AIN'T GOT NOBODY - REC 2/1923 - BRUNSWICK 2395
12- ST. LOUIS BLUES - REC 2/1923 - BRUNSWICK 2395
13- RUNNIN’ WILD - REC 2/1923 - BRUNSWICK 2410
14- YOU’VE GOT TO SEE MAMA - REC 3/1923 - BRUNSWICK
15- TWO TIME DAN - REC 4/1923 - BRUNSWICK 2434
16- THAT RED HEAD GAL - REC 4/1923 - BRUNSWICK 2434
17- WHO’S SORRY NOW? - REC 5/1923 - BRUNSWICK 2443
18- WAITIN’ FOR EVENIN’ MAIL - REC 5/1923 - BRUNSWICK
19- SOMEONE ELSE WALKED IN - REC 6/1923 - BRUNSWICK
20- DIRTY HANDS DIRTY FACE - REC 6/1923 - BRUNSWICK