Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Mercoledi Musicale

"A Century Later, She's Still Red Hot" reads the headline on a New York Times article this week heralding the release of the some rare recordings from one of the greats of 20th century showbusiness: Sophie Tucker. She made her first recording in 1910 and her last in the late 1950s.

Her she is in a number she recorded in 1929 that still seems very topical today:

And Sophie kept things topical even in the 50s.

She was indeed the Last of the Red Hot Mamas!

02 settembre - Sant'Elpidio



every time i think of sophie tucker i think of bette midler..
they both are terrific

sageweb said...

Half a million frenchmen cant be wrong..or so she says..they did get french kissing right!

Anonymous said...

It was super to see her at her prime. My only previous recollections had been of a much older Sophie who appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show. So it was good to see that she actually sang notes rather than spoke the lyrics(a pioneer rapper?). I'd also never heard the Fifty Million Frenchmen song and that was great too. Thanks Will.


Sling said...

Hot Damm!..I've heard of her,but I never actually heard her 'til now.
I think she and I would have been great friends.