Old’s Cool

Old School (Witch also sez ‘Old’s Cool!’)

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Glenn Allen Howard – Introduction

Glenn Allen Howard – Ethel Waters

Ethel Waters – Birmingham Bertha (1929)

Ethel Waters – Am I Blue? (1929)

Ether Waters – Takin’ Your Time (1934)

Ethel Waters – Ain’t Gonna Sin No More (1934)

Ethel Waters – Taking a Chance on Love (1942)

Louis Armstrong – I Cover the Waterfront; Dinah; Tiger Rag (1933)

Louis Armstrong – Skeletons in the Closet (1936)

Louis Armstrong & Jack Teagarden – Old Rockin’ Chair (1957)

Bing Crosby & Eddie Lang – Dinah; Please (1932)

Bing Crosby & Louis Armstrong – Now You Have Jazz (1956)

Bing Crosby & Louis Armstrong – Now You Have Jazz (1957)

Bing Crosby w/ Gus Arnheim’s Cocoanut Grove Orch. (1931) audio only

Lena Horne – The Lady is a Tramp

Sinatra and other male vocalists made this song into a kind of pointed put down of women, but in the original 1937 Broadway show, ‘Babes in Arms.’ The singer was hitchhiking to get a job and was singing this song in the first person, referring humorously to her own temporary situation caused by the Great Depression and escaping the stuffy mores of New York society. Lena’s version holds the original intention, that of an independent woman, and proud to be a ‘tramp,’ as in not being able to pay for transportation.

Larry Hart’s brilliant wordsmithing of the term ‘Hobo-hemia is sometimes misheard and mis-sung as ‘my whole Bohemia.’

Francis Faye, Martha Raye, Bing Crosby, Harry Barris – After You (1937)

Francis Faye – Shut My Mouth for Uncle Sam (1942)

Francis Faye – Drunk With Love (c.1956) audio only